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We have been harmonized : life in China's surveillance state  Cover Image Book Book

We have been harmonized : life in China's surveillance state / Kai Strittmatter.

Strittmatter, Kai, (author.).

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780063027299
  • ISBN: 0063027291
  • Physical Description: vi, 360 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Custom House, [2020]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
"Originally published in Germany in 2018 by Piper Verlag GmbH."
"First English publication in Great Britain in 2019 by Old Street Publishing."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-360).
Formatted Contents Note:
New China, new world: a preface -- The word: how autocrats hijack our language -- The weapon: how terror and law complement each other -- The pen: how propaganda works -- The net: how the Party learned to love the internet -- The clean sheet: why the people have to forget -- The mandate from heaven: how the Party elected an emperor -- The dream: how Karl Marx and Confucius are being resurrected, hand in hand with the great nation -- The eye: how the Party is updating its rule with artificial intelligence -- The new man: how Big Data and a social credit system are meant to turn people into good subjects -- The subject: how dictatorship warps minds -- The iron house: how a few defiant citizens are refuting the lies -- The gamble when power stands in its own way -- The illusion: how everyone imagines their own China -- The world: how China exerts its influence -- The future: when all roads lead to Beijing.
Summary, etc.:
Hailed as a masterwork of reporting and analysis, and based on decades of research within China, We Have Been Harmonized, by award-winning correspondent Kai Strittmatter, offers a groundbreaking look at how the inter­net and high tech have allowed China to create the largest and most effective surveillance state in history. We Have Been Harmonized is a terrifying portrait of life under unprecedented government surveillance--and a dire warning about what could happen anywhere under the pretense of national security.
Subject: China > Politics and government.
China > Social conditions.
Privacy, Right of.
Electronic surveillance > China.
Civil rights > China.
Technology > China > International cooperation.
Civil rights.
Electronic surveillance.
Privacy, Right of.
Technology > International cooperation.

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