Dr. Andrian LIAM

22/04/2021 (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 Digital mental health intervention for migrant workers: A story from Macau during the COVID-19 pandemic Compared with other international migrants (ie, international students), migrant workers (MWs) encounter more barriers in accessing health services in host countries (eg, inadequate health insurance and social protection). Under normal conditions, MWs have

Prof. Jinhui LI

16/04/2021 (Friday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 Communicating and Seeking Health Information in the Age of Digital Media Over the past few decades, the development of Internet has shaped the health communication landscape in many ways. It is clear to see the digital media has become an important source for communicating and seeking health information

Dr. Lin SONG

08/04/2021 (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 Desire for Sale: Live-streaming and Sexual Self-representation among Chinese Gay Micro-celebrities This paper examines a nascent network of commercialized sexual self-representation by micro-celebrities in China against the background of platformization, commodification, and illiberal cultural landscapes. Informed by queer Marxist theories, the paper looks at how the career trajectories

Prof. Richard Fitzgerald

25/03/2021    (Thursday) 17:00-18:00 E34-3007 What is Data for? Contemporary Lessons from the 1970’s.  In this paper I discuss the nature of data and in particular the role of data in the questions that the social sciences and humanities disciplines pursue. However the talk begins in the 1970’s with the unique contribution to

Dr Shuaishuai WANG

25/03/2021    (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 Global Digital Culture Industry: The Case of TikTok/Douyin This talk unpacks the integrated ways in which Douyin makes trending items (爆款) for monetization. Differing from the umbrella term “viral video,” trending items represent the audiovisual assemblage of creators, sounds, filters, effects, stickers, word bubbles, and possibly, embedded links

Ms. Yusa WANG

18/03/2021    (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 Monetised Digital Platforms: The discursive, multi-modal techniques of China’s female and male wanghong (internet celebrities) The development and spread of the internet and social media technologies across China have provided people with alternative pathways for achieving celebrity status and wealth. Such persons, known as wanghong (internet celebrities), can

Dr. Xiaoping WU

04/03/2021    (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 Reaching for the stars: DingTalk and the Multi-platform creativity of a ‘one-star’ campaign. The rapid development of social media and mobile technologies has given rise to numerous forms of creative practices in China’s digital environment. One of the characteristics of this environmment is how users engage across platform

Prof. Tien Tsung LEE

04/02/2021    (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 The power of liberal-conservative ideology and its connection with media use Instead of focusing on a single study, this talk will discuss the role of ideology in American politics and society as examined by the speaker throughout his research. Ideology, often operationalized as a liberal-centrist-conservative continuum, is

Prof. Changpeng Huan

22/01/2021    (Friday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 Sketching landscapes in discourse analysis (1978–2018): Key scholars, influential works, and trending research topics John Swales’ 1986 article ‘Citation analysis and discourse analysis’ was the first to apply citation analysis to describe in-text citations in the field of discourse analysis. Howard White’s 2004 article ‘Citation analysis and discourse

Prof. Yuan-Horng CHU

31/10/2019   (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 The Fun We Enjoyed Should Never Be Taken For Grante This talk introduces how "the politics of fun" is an important issue of social and cultural research. Since the Twentieth Century, the American Strength of world domination lies not so much as a military force as it is the cultural hegemony that it becomes