Researching the Chinese Internet
13 November, Lund
At this one day conference we invited speakers from different disciplines, including political science, anthropology, and media and communication, who will share their research and offer insights into different approaches and methodologies while researching the Chinese Internet.
09.15-09.20 Welcome remarks
09.20-10.00 Mass-Communication or Mass-Dissemination? How National History Discourses are Managed in Digital China, Florian Schneider, Leiden University
10.30-11.10 Digitalisation instead of Democracy: Online Complaints as Drivers of Regime Institutionalization in China Christian Göbel, Lund University/University of Vienna
11.25-12.05 Angels and Devils: Dynamics of Chinese Social Media, Ning Wang, Oxford Internet Institute
12.30-14.15 Lunch break
14.15-14.55 From Chinese Primary Schools to Digital Writing Practices of Children, Gladys Chicharro Saito Université Paris 8
15.10-16.00 Concluding discussions
Gender and Communication: Representation, voice and empowerment in and through media, film and information and communication technologies (ICTs), Beijing 22-23 September
The conference brought together some 85 scholars working on a wide variety of topics that take gender as a critical tool of analysis in studies of media, culture, communication and ICTs. The conference is the 5th in the series of Sino-Nordic Gender and Women’s Studies conferences that began in 2002 with the aim to connect scholars from China and the Nordic countries working on similar issues. Organizers for this conference is the Institute of Journalism and Communication, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing, and the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University, Lund
ICT and Development, Beijing 23-24 September
This conference was a follow-up to last year’s conference in Lund and brought together some 30 scholars.
For further information about the two conferences in Beijing, see our blog.
Institutions, networks and the ICT industry in China, 5 June 2014
This workshop gathered four scholars from China and Sweden to present and discuss issues related to business networks, technological development, ICT regions and the impact of institutional structures on ICT development.
Open Spaces and Closed Doors- The Internet in China, FOCUS ASIA 25-26 November 2013
A conference that brought leading researchers, practitioners, and activists studying the Internet in China to Lund, including Hu Yong, Beijing University, David Kurt Herold, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Xiao Qiang, UC Berkely. The conference also included presentations from members of the Digital China project. See Focus Asia China Internet 2013.
ICT for Development (ICT4D) in China: Digital divides, empowerment strategies, and development discourses, 3-4 October, 2013
A conference organized by the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University, in cooperation with the Institute of Journalism and Communication, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). The conference addressed issues of access, use, and significance of ICTs for social, political, economic, and legal empowerment and development in China. It discussed the strategies that different individuals, groups of people, and NGOs use to bridge divides and appropriate ICTs for empowerment and development. The conference brought leading scholars in the field to Lund and also included presentations from members of the Digital China project.
Funding for the conference was obtained from: The Birgit Rausing Language Programme and the Swedish Research Council funded research project Digital China.