Author Archives: Marina Svensson

Conference participation at the 16th China Internet Research Conference in Leiden

At the upcoming 16th China Internet Research Conference to be held in Leiden 22-23 May I will be presenting a paper on a Chinese photo app. I have been using the app myself and you can see how it looks like here (my page which shows I have posted 27 photos and have 910 followers) and read the abstract below. … Continue reading

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Internet Governance and Human Rights Conference

On 24th April I gave a presentation on “Human Rights and the Internet in China: New Frontiers and Challenges” at the Internet Governance and Human Rights Conference. The conference was arranged by the student group On the Margins from the Department of Social Work at Gothenburg University. Introduction The Internet has arguably become the most crucial infrastructure in contemporary society, … Continue reading

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Open lecture in Uppsala

I will give a lecture at the Foreign Policy Association at Uppsala University on 19th April about Chinese digital society and its challenges. The lecture will be in Swedish and is entitled Kina uppkopplat och nedkopplat: Det digitala samhället i en auktoritär stat.

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Conference news: Digital Culture and Society: Chinese and European Developments

On October 19-20, 2017, Stefan Brehm, Barbara Schulte and Marina Svensson attended the conference Digital Culture and Society: Chinese and European Developments held at the Nordic Centre, Fudan University, Shanghai. Stefan’s presentation was entitled Let’s talk! Are online stakeholder dialogues empowering Chinese citizens? Abstract Chinese citizens articulate demands and voice grievances in social media; they organise resistance, reach out for … Continue reading

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New publication: “Digitally enabled engagement and witnessing: the Sichuan earthquake on independent documentary film”

Marina Svensson, “Digitally enabled engagement and witnessing: the Sichuan earthquake on independent documentary film,” Studies in Documentary Film Free download at http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/BDk3zQH7YBIZ7sUj8ucg/full Abstract This article builds on recent works on witnessing, socially engaged documentary filmmaking and studies on the role of new digital technologies for witnessing trauma, recording memories and enabling activism. In a devastating earthquake in Sichuan province on … Continue reading

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China and the world: Digital developments and challenges

As part of the Lund University’s 350 anniversary we took part in the thematic week digital society with the aim to highlight the multiple and diverse experiences of the Internet worldwide, and in particular in Asia with a special focus on China. It is easy to think that experiences and current debates in Sweden and the US are the norm, … Continue reading

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Digital Society symposium and events at Lund University 350 Jubilee Science Week

Lund University is celebrating its 350th anniversary with a week of many events, including a symposium on digital society 24-25 April. On 26th April, we organize an event called Digital Asia: Visions, Transformations, and Engagements. At the event we will also present some findings from our Digital China project.   Programme 9.15-9.30 Welcome 9.30-10.15 The Limits and Prospects of Nerd … Continue reading

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Figuring out the Chinese Internet Puzzle

The Lund University Research Magazine has published an article on the Digital China project in a special issue on research about the digital society at Lund University.

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Human Rights Online: Chinese Perspectives and Global Developments

I have written a blog for the Institute for Security & Development Policy in Stockholm outlining some issues and challenges when it comes to protecting human rights in the digital age.

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New publication: “The Networked China Researcher: Challenges and Possibilities in the Social Media Age.”

Marina Svensson has published a new article entitled “The Networked China Researcher: Challenges and Possibilities in the Social Media Age,” Asiascape: Digital Asia, 4 (2017), pp. 76-102. Abstract The internet has opened up new possibilities for scholars to gather data and, in general, to stay updated on rapidly changing developments in the Chinese society. Social media has added yet another … Continue reading

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