Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Vuori, Juha
Organisation Tampere University, from 2019
Project title Security in China
Decision No. 323704
Decision date 24.05.2019
Funding period 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2023
Funding 280 000
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Project description
The present research project studies concepts, technologies, and practices of security in the People’s Republic of China. This is done in order to uncover Chinese visions of the political: how are limits of freedom modulated in China through political concepts, communication technologies, bureaucratic institutions and everyday practices that relate to security? The study combines the study of conceptual history of national security, visual online censorship within visual security studies, and political sociology of security practitioners to get a multifaceted view of how security works and is operated in China. As such, the study contributes to international security studies, China studies, and governmentality studies, and is vital for gaining a deeper understanding of China for society at large.