Survival and migration patterns of Chinese online media fandoms

  • Xiqing Zheng University of Washington
Keywords: Archive, Censorship, China, Ethical dilemma, Fan history

Abstract

Chinese online media fandoms over the past two decades have been shaped and erased by natural website deaths and data loss, but also by governmental censorship, especially under the pressure of three major censorship campaigns that targeted pornographic and copyright-infringing publications. The preservation of this history, although necessary, also leads to ethical debates regarding exposing fandoms to censors.

Published
2019-09-15
Section
Symposium