The Everyday Politics of Digital Life in China

Activity Type: 
Panel Discussion
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Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 09:00
Event Status: 
As Scheduled
Conference Room A, University Club

Panel Discussions will be held on the following topics:
Networks and Power
9:30-11:30 am
Moderator: James Cook
Andrew MacDonald (University of Louisville)
The Impact of Internet Use on Political Attitudes: New Survey Data from China
Bo Mai (University of Pennsylvania)
Talking about Censorship: Mapping Topic Clusters on the Chinese Twitter Sphere
John Wagner Givens (Carnegie Mellon University)
Justice Online: Is the Internet Empowering Lawyers, Legal Mobilization, and Rule of Law Reform in China?

Digital Virality and Volatility
1:00-3:00 pm
Moderator: Gabriella Lukacs (University of Pittsburgh)
Joshua Neves (Concordia University)
People as (Media) Infrastructure: Pirated Copy and the Volatility of Distribution
Rongbin Han (University of Georgia)
The Impact of Micro-blogging Experience on Chinese College Students
Yup Fan (Zhejiang University)
Parody as the Structure of Feelings for Contemporary Chinese Netizens

3:20-5:20 pm
Moderator: Iza Ding (University of Pittsburgh)
Christopher Cairns (Cornell University)
Hazy Messaging: Framing Air Pollution on Chinese Social Media
Jinying Li (University of Pittsburgh)
Grey Clouds: The Micro-Ecology of Eco-Apps
Ralph Litzinger (Duke University)
Media Deep Time: A New Politics of the Extractive?

UCIS Unit: 
Asian Studies Center
Other Pitt Sponsors: 
China Council
Film and Media Studies Program