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CGCS Visiting Scholar Lunchtime Discussion: Yonghua Zhang

October 14, 2010
12:00PM - 01:00PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300
3620 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Categories: Seminar

Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP to leisenach@asc.upenn.edu by Tuesday, October 10 at 12pm.

This talk explores Internet development in Mainland China and a couple of applications/uses of the Internet in the country in domestic context of its endeavors in reform and opening towards the outside world and the broader, global context of globalization. It will start with a discussion of the Internet in China whitepaper issued by the Information Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, sharing some of the key words and important points covered and offering some data and graphs to illustrate some aspects of the development. Then it will move on to discuss the use of the Internet in news dissemination along with the development of online media (media websites plus other websites/web pages and blog pages that engage in disseminating news online). Following that it will talk about blogging as a new form of public participation and the extension of public sphere/space in Mainland China. It is my sincere wish that this talk can do its bit in contributing to bringing in a Chinese individual’s understanding of the issue in the Chinese context.

Yonghua Zhang is a professor and chair of the Department of Journalism and Communication, School of Film and TV Art & Technology, and Director of the Center for International Communication Studies and Vice Director of the Film, TV and Media Research Institute, Shanghai University.