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Publication details [#55439]

Chin, Yann-Ling. 2011. “Platonic relationships” in China's online social milieu: a lubricant for banal everyday life? Chinese Journal of Communication 4 (4) : 400–416.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
English
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
Routledge

Annotation

This paper, focusing on the use of the term “Platonic relationships" when discussing Chinese online relationships, argues that Chinese netizens strategically utilize the Internet to satisfy their emotional needs in order to ameliorate the quality of their banal, everyday life.