Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Mao, Zhifeng, 1951- author.

Title Digital media and risk culture in China's financial markets / Zhifei Mao
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central Subscription    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge research in digital media and culture in Asia ; 2
Routledge research in digital media and culture in Asia ; 2
Contents Digital media and risk cultures: an introduction -- Major players of risk communication -- Communicating stock quotes -- Communicating national affairs -- Communicating company information -- Stock commentators and commentary -- Conclusion
Summary This book analyzes the risk cultures in China that have emerged from the entanglement of new communication technologies and financial markets, examining the role that digital media play in Asian modernity and offering an alternative narrative to that of the West. The book illustrates the impact of exclusively Chinese digital media on power dynamics within risk definition, arguing that information and communication technologies (ICTs) empower individuals, enabling them to compete with an expert-oriented risk culture controlled by Government- and banker-led media outlets. With struggles, competitions, compromises, and confrontations, major communicators in financial world are collectively producing risk cultures based on interpersonal relations instead of contractual obligations, in which insider information is valued over professional analysis. Meanwhile, investors are trapped in a risk culture paradox that they themselves have produced, as they attempt to take advantage of other actors' uncertainties and eventually produce risks for the entire market
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Zhifei Mao is an Assistant Professor in the School of Mass Communication at Shenzhen University, China. She was invited to the research team for the European Research Council project "Methodological Cosmopolitanism - In the Laboratory of Climate Change" led by Professor Ulrich Beck from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich as a postdoctoral fellow. Later she worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research interests are in global risk, environmental communication, new media studies, and financial communication. Email:; ORCID
Print version record
Subject Capital market -- China.
Digital media -- China
Electronic trading of securities -- China
Finance -- Information technology -- China
Financial risk -- China
Capital market.
Digital media.
Electronic trading of securities.
Financial risk.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315179318