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China Media Studies & Communication

USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism workshop features leading scholars conducting a comparative assessment of China communication studies from Chinese and Western perspectives, identifying critical gaps and opportunities for a future research agenda.

December 14, 2009 12:00am to December 15, 2009 12:00am

Video from the conference:

panel 1 | panel 2 | | keynote lecture

Monday, December 14, 2009
Board Room, USC Davidson Conference Center

2:15 pm

Opening Remarks by Ernest James Wilson III
Dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Overview presentation by Yuezhi Zhao
Communication, Simon Fraser University

2:30-4 pm
Panel 1: Chinese Communication in a World Historical Context: Continuities and Ruptures

Moderated By Robeson Taj Frazier
Annenberg Communication, USC


Colin Sparks
Media Studies, University of Westminster

Daya Thussu
International Communication, University of Westminster

Monroe Price
Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Judy Polumbaum
Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Iowa.

Panel 2: Structural Transformation of Chinese Communication: Past Trajectories and Future Directions

Moderated by Jay Wang
Public Relations, USC Annenberg


Yuezhi Zhao (Overall Political Economy and Structure of the Chinese "Public Sphere")
Communication, Simon Fraser University


Hu Zhengrong (Broadcasting)
Communication, Communication University of China.

Bingchun Meng (Copyright, New Media)
Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science

Zhongdang Pan
Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

8.30- 10.00 am
Panel 3: Communication and the Uneven Chinese Social Terrain: New Media, New Social Agents, and New Social Dynamics

Moderated by Andrew Lih
Annenberg Journalism, USC

Wanning Sun (intersection of class, gender and the urban/rural divides)
Professor of Chinese Media and Cultural Studies at China Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney

Jack (Linchuan) Qiu (class)
Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Guo Liang (Internet and citizenship)
Director, China Internet Project, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

10.30- noon
Panel 4: Nationalism, Communication, and Identity Politics in a Rising China

Moderated by Clayton Dube
USC U.S.-China Institute

Susan Shirk
International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego.

Daniel Lynch
International Relations, USC

Ling Chen
Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University.

Stanley Rosen
Political Science, USC

Free, rsvp required