Tag Archives: Digital activism

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…

#NuitDebout: 5 things to know about the movement that’s spreading through France (and maybe Europe)

#NuitDebout is the movement that has taken to the streets of Paris and countless other French cities to protest against François Hollande’s government Labor Reform (Loi Travail). Starting on March 31, they have been occupying Place de la République in Paris every night, and now the movement is spreading to other French and European cities, encompassing […]

Biocode: Exploring the Edge

This week at the University of Pennsylvania, academics, activism, and art will converge at Biocode: Performing Transgression After New Media, a three-day conference envisioned and organized by Penn graduate students across several departments, including gender studies, education, communication, English, history of art, and political science. From April 9 through April 11, Biocode participants will lead audience members through […]

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 […]

Generations of Digital Activism

In a forthcoming essay in Social Media + Society, Rosemary Clark and I emphasized the importance of a historical approach to the study of digital media practices. Our argument is that temporality is a missing variable in much current thinking about social media and that communication research should focus more on explaining historical change. We proposed […]

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 […]