Technology adoption and content consumption in Chinese television: local city, national city, global city

Lu, Jia and Weber, Ian (2013) Technology adoption and content consumption in Chinese television: local city, national city, global city. Telematics and Informatics, 30 (4). pp. 393-401. ISSN 0736-5853

Abstract

Advances in media technologies allow people to restructure their relations across a broad range of time and space. As a result, modern communities are organized on local, national, and global bases. These communities are sustained and developed by media technologies their members adopt and characteristic media contents they consume. This article explores the relations between technology adoption, content consumption, and modern communities in Chinese television. The results indicate that the space-biased feature of television is enhanced by a combination of space-biased technologies and ritualized contents (i.e., drama and popular entertainment). Meanwhile, the over-emphasized space-biased feature is counterbalanced by a combination of time-biased technologies and instrumental contents (i.e., knowledge/information programs). Of more importance, the study supports three development trajectories of modern communities and media: 1) the larger scale the community has, the more the community relies on media to organize and coordinate; 2) the larger scale the community has, the less the community is tied to the traditional sources; and 3) the larger scale the community has, the less the community has shared cultural practices.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. Published online 21 Feb 2011. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Depositing User: ePrints Administrator
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 22 May 2012 00:23
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2014 22:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: China; television; new media technology; programming; community; time and space
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200202 Asian Cultural Studies
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200212 Screen and Media Culture
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950204 The Media
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.tele.2011.02.003
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18419

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