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

Prof. Zhongshi (Steve) GUO

17/10/2019   (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 Dynamics of framing research Framing research, despite revived interest and increasing popularity in the field of political communication, has entered a cul-de-sac, or what Thomas Kuhn termed "normal science." This study explores five major sources of variance that have been ignored in existing literature on framing with the

Dr. Lin SONG, Postdoctoral Fellow

03/10/2019   (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 U Can U BB: Critical Regionality and Digital Media in a Chinese Online Talk Show This talk analyzes the Chinese online talk show U Can U BB, or Qipa Shuo, as an exemplar in the rise of digital media production in Asia. Situating the show in regional exchanges

Prof. Chris Fei SHEN

19/09/2019   (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 Cross-National Variation in Political Network Size and Distribution Abstract Understanding the size and distribution of social networks is perhaps one of the most fundamental and important goals of network science. However, the many estimates of network size in the literature are based on widely different definitions of the

Prof. Xiaohui PAN

The Landscape of China’s Philanthropic Films: Dilemmas and Disputes 05/09/2019 (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21-G002 While most images of China focus on its growing cities and wealth, this does not show the complete story. Many people, especially those living in China’s inner provinces, are poor and lack access to many of the educational and

Prof. Xinshu ZHAO

Agenda Negotiation and Valence Negotiation under Selective Spiral 29/08/2019 (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21-G035 (venue relocated due to over registration) Who determine the content communicated between releasers (senders, media), receivers (readers, listeners, audience) and relayers (re-twitters, forwarders, gatekeepers)? Who determine the content of communication, which ultimately determines people’s collective perception of the world? The

周佳虹 主播

新聞小故事登上大場面 10/04/2019 (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 W21-G015 周佳虹,鳳凰衛視主播/採編部副總監。具有多年兩岸四地大型新聞事件的採訪經驗,包括香港回歸、世貿部長級會議、北京奧運,以及多次國家領導人外訪活動。這些重大的國際事件,從媒體的畫面,我們看到莊嚴的儀式和華麗的場面。但在採訪背後,卻還有無數未為人知,卻又感動和有趣的新聞小故事。

Prof. Adam Jaworski

Language, culture, and de-centering of global mobility: Translating Chinese tourists abroad 21/03/2019 (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 The significant presence of Chinese tourists in Europe, North America, Hong Kong and other destinations in recent years has given rise to widespread reporting of the alleged problems caused by Chinese tourists in various destinations. Expert advice

Prof. Wei REN

Modifications in Chinese online consumer reviews 07/03/2019 (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 With the increasing popularity of online shopping among consumers and the continuous development of interactive digital communication, online reviews are prevalent in contemporary life. As a new genre, online reviews deserve more attention in language and discourse studies. Existing studies in this

Prof. Adriana A. Braga

Nethnography: Understanding Social Interaction in Digital Environments 01/03/2019 (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E4-G062 This lecture explores the possibilities and limitations of nethnography, an ethnographic approach applied to the study of online interactions, particularly computer-mediated communication (CMC). In this talk, a brief history of ethnography, including its relation to anthropological theories and its key methodological