From Online Mobilization to Offline Action: Yirenping and Public Interest Litigation

23 Pages Posted: 26 Dec 2010

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Fu Hualing

The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law

Date Written: December 23, 2010

Abstract

This article studies the online and offline legal and political mobilization by the Beijing Yirenping Centre ( 北京益仁平中心), a local human rights non-governmental organization and its Internet portal, Gandan Xiangzhao (肝膽相照). This case study explores the strength of Gandan Xiangzhao and Yirenping and the mutually reinforcing process in which online mobilization and offline actions interact to empower one particular group of vulnerable people in the Chinese society.

Keywords: Internet, China, social justice, cyberactivism, human rights, NGO, public interest litigation, discrimination, civil society, social movement, online mobilization, lawyers, media, civil disobedience, Hepatitis B, social networking, policy change, civic participation, rights awareness

JEL Classification: J7, J70, J71, J78, K00, K10, K19, K4, K40, K41, K42, K49, L3, L31, L30, O33, O38, P2, P20

Suggested Citation

Hualing, Fu, From Online Mobilization to Offline Action: Yirenping and Public Interest Litigation (December 23, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1730122 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1730122

Fu Hualing (Contact Author)

The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong
China

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