Within the past decade, Chinese media development, ranging from its tightly controlled news media to its blooming internet economy and bourgeoning telecommunication industry, have changed the world’s perception about the Chinese state regime’s ability to adapt with the quick pace to changes brought by new communication and information technologies.
This forum brings together a small group of junior and senior scholars with expertise on the geopolitics of global communications and Chinese media studies to:
– share and exchange research findings on the changes and development of Chinese media in the past decade
– deliberate on Chinese media globalization, digital technologies and neoliberalism .
Dr. Dwayne Winseck, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University, Canada
Dr. Jyh-An Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Maria Repnikova, Department of Communication, Georgia State University, USA
Jing Wang, PhD Candidate, Rutgers University, USA
Yuqi Na, PhD Candidate, University of Westminster, USA
Lotus Ruan Yang, Research Fellow, Citizen Lab, University of Toronto
Xiaofei Han, PhD Candidate, Carleton University
Forum organizers: Dr. Tokunbo Ojo, York University and Lianrui Jia, PhD Candidate York University
Forum sponsors: Office of the Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LAPS), York Centre of Asia Research, Department of Communication Studies, York University and SSHRC Insight Development Grant (“Chinese News Media in Africa”)