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Censorship, Resistance, and Political Discourses in China's Cyberspace

Event Sponsored by the 21st Century China Program at the UC San Diego School of International Relations and Pacific Studies

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (PST)

San Diego, CA

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Qiang XiaoPublic Lecture

Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Time:
5:00 - 6:30pm
Location:
UC San Diego, IR/PS, Room 3201
Open to:
Public

Speaker: Xiao Qiang, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of China Digital Times, and Adjunct Professor at the School of Information, UC Berkeley

In recent years, Chinese netizens have shown they possess boundless creativity and ingenuity in finding ways to express themselves despite government restrictions on online speech.  Social media, in particular weibo, the Chinese version of twitter, has become the primary agenda-setter for media and contested platform of different political discourses.  What are the patterns of the government Internet censorship? What is the significance of Chinese netizens’ creative and surprising attempts to circumvent and subvert  such censorship?  Are new forms of networked communication enhancing opportunities for social change and helping to move China toward a “threshold” for political transformation? Professor Qiang will discuss these questions based on his experience as the Founder and Chief Editor of China Digital Times in past nine years.

Xiao Qiang 萧强 is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of China Digital Times, a bi-lingual China news website, and an Adjunct Professor at the School of Information, UC Berkeley.  He is also a visiting researcher and Principle Investigator of Counter-Power Lab at the School of Information, University of California at Berkeley.

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UC San Diego, IR/PS, Room 3201
San Diego School of International Relations and Pacific Studies
San Diego, CA 92093

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (PST)


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