Tag Archives: China

Blogging China, Part 2

Editor’s note: In this second installment, students wrote about bike share apps in China, China-US-Australia, popularity of Korean TV melodramas in China, and North Korean defectors in China. –Guobin Yang Social Implications of Bike Share Apps in China Barry Chiu China is seeing a major social change in its attitude towards environmental issues. The bike-sharing […]

Blogging for a Better Future: Reflections on Identity, Immigration, Digital Culture, and US/China

Editor’s note: This semester, I am teaching a large undergraduate course on “Media, Culture, and Society in Contemporary China.” Given the amount of coverage about China in the American news media, I ask students to follow current news related to China and write a weekly one-page blog-style essay to share their observations and reflections. They […]

Translation in Activism and Cyber-nationalism in China.

Originally posted on China Policy Institute: Analysis:
Written by Guobin Yang. On January 20, 2016, young nationalists in the PRC, now nicknamed Little Pink, launched an “expedition” from the popular Baidu message board “Diba” to the Facebook page of Taiwan’s newly elected president Tsai Ing-wen. They posted large numbers of emojis, called “emoji packs” (biaoqing…

The Affective Publics of Under the Dome

Recently, a documentary film called Under the Dome made by the former celebrity investigative journalist Chai Jing caused a sensation in China and in global media. A film in the style of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, Under the Dome is an impassioned exposé of the causes and consequences of air pollution. It is an […]

Modes of Activism and Engagement in the Chinese Public Sphere

Special section in Asian Studies Review, edited by Jonathan Benney & Peter Marolt This special section began as a conference held at the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore in 2012. The conference considered recent developments in activism in China, and three papers from it have been published in the latest edition […]

International Conference on Communication and the Public: Social Media and Public Engagement

Call for Papers We are in an age of proverbial transformations in media and communication technologies. How these transformations may have changed the meaning of publics such as readers, audience, listeners, and viewers and how people use new media to confront new issues as citizens, consumers, community members, and volunteers are questions at the cutting […]

Chinese NGOs Use ICTs for “Nonresistant Activism”

In July 2013, a civic hackathon was held in the southern Chinese city Guangzhou. Local NGOs, techie communities, and a local university with strong software and interactive design programs worked together to solve local problems, one of which was to develop a mobile app to collect and sell second-hand clothes at cheap prices to migrant […]