A special issue of International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management
From a global perspective, the Internet is entering to the main media list because of its dynamic attitude and fast pace. At the end of 2002, the total number of China’s Internet users surpassed Japan, and was second only to the United States. Almost everyone using the Internet has found intuitively what the internet brings to them is not only network technology, but also a new lifestyle and cultural phenomenon labeled by information and bit logo. The Internet provides the scientific and cultural arena, by which humans and computers communicate and interact so that people can transcend time and space to meet online. Electronic information networks are developing at an alarming rate, and having a tremendous and far-reaching effect on the ways of production, lifestyles and thinking.
The Internet industry has an important significance in Chinese cultural development. It became the birthplace of cultural industry content such as the Internet portal, online games, network literature, network music, blogs, podcasts, personal space, flash, and other Internet services platform, so that everyone can easily display their creativity to the public, while, at the same time, the Internet provides peolpe with the conditions to exchange and promote each other. Therefore, the rapid development of the Internet has greatly promoted China's cultural industry.
Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Internet culture management and mechanism
- Internet portal and e-commerce
- Online games market and operation modes
- Industrialisation and industry chain
- Human resource management and training
- Intellectual property disputes
- Government polices
- Case study
Contact with Guest Editors: ASAP
Submission of manuscripts: 15 September, 2008
Notification to authors: 30 October, 2008
Final versions due: 15 November 2008