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de Kloet, J.  Chow, Yiu Fai and Scheen, Lena (2019) Boredom, Shanzhai and Digitization in the Time of Creative China, Amsterdam University Press ISBN9789462984745

Yang, F. (2015). Faked in China: Nation branding, counterfeit culture and globalization, Indiana University Press, Bloomington and Indianapolis.

Han, Byung-Chul (2017) Shanzhai. Deconstruction in Chinese. Translated by Philippa Hurd. Boston, Mass: MIT Press


Book chapters

Wallis, C. and Qiu, J. L. (2012). Shanzhaiji and the transformation of the local mediascape in Shenzhen, in Mapping Media in China, eds W. Sun and J. Chio, Routledge, London, pp. 109–125.

Lindtner, S. (2015). Hacking with Chinese Characteristics: The Promises of the Maker Movement against China’s Manufacturing Culture. Science, Technology & Human Values (Sage), Vol. 40, No. 5, pp. 854-879. [pdf]

Lindtner, S. (2014). Hackerspaces and Internet of Things in China: How Makers are reinventing Industrial Production, Innovation & the Self. Journal of China Information, Special Issue on “Political Contestation in Chinese Digital Spaces” (ed. Guobin Yang), Vol. 28, No. 2, 145-167. [pdf]

Journal articles

Keane, M. and Zhao, E. J. (2012). Renegades on the frontier of innovation: The shanzhai grassroots communities of shenzhen in China’s creative economy. Eurasian Geography and Economics, 53(2), 216–230.

Lee, C.-K. and Hung, S.-C. (2014). Institutional entrepreneurship in the informal economy: China’s shanzhai mobile phone. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 8, 16–36.

Yang, F. (2016). From bandit cell phones to branding the nation: Three moments of shanzhai in WTO-era China. Positions, 24(3), 589–619.

Zhang, L. and Fung, A. (2013). The myth of ‘shanzhai’ culture and the paradox of digital democracy in China. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 14(3), 401–416.

Zhu, S. and Shi, Y. (2010). Shanzhai manufacturing – an alternative innovation phenomenon in China: Its value chain and implications for Chinese science and technology policies. Journal of Science and Technology Policy in China, 1(1), 29–49. http://DOI: 10.1108/17585521011032531


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