Dr. Lin SONG

25/04/2024 (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 Thinking "Sissiness" through Trans/national Masculinities in Contemporary China Abstract: Based on a recent paper co-authored with Prof. Tingting Liu (Jinan University), this talk discusses China’s recent “sissy ban” by situating discourses of sissiness and sissyphobia in a field of complex and competing discourses amidst rising nationalist sentiments and

Prof. Yang LIU

18/04/2024 (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 International Migration to China: An Interdisciplinary Perspective Abstract: With the influx of international migrants, China has been transformed from a traditional sending country of outbound migrants into an emerging destination in the landscape of international migration in the past forty years. Why do migrating individuals decide to come

Dr. Qiqi HUANG

11/04/2024 (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 Affective Engagement in Women's Empowerment Online: Potentials, Limitations and Backlash Abstract: The relationship between the internet and women’s empowerment has been the subject of extensive inquiry – from Donna Haraway’s A Cyborg Manifesto to the proliferation of women’s blogs, e-zines, online clips and social media accounts. As digital

Prof. Changpeng HUAN

15/03/2024 (Thursday) 16:00-17:00 E21B-G002 Is negativity as the basic news value an illusion? Sentiment evidence from Pulitzer Prize-winning news reports Abstract:Previous studies have observed Linguistic Positivity Bias (LPB) as a universal linguistic phenomenon across various discourses. Yet, this stands in sharp contrast with the assumption in news that takes Negativity as the

Prof. Guotao ZHANG

07/03/2024 (Thursday) 18:00 ~ 19:00 E21B-G002 Prof. Guotao ZHANG is a researcher and doctoral supervisor at the Communication University of China, Chief expert of a major project funded by the National Social Science Foundation. Prof. ZHANG’s main research areas include television art theory, television drama aesthetics, media art, TV program planning, and

Prof. Zhongshi GUO

22/02/2024 (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 Who's afraid of the big bad fake news Abstract: Many people care enough about fake news to harbor strong personal convictions about it, although the bases for these convictions either way are often quite wobbly. I will share my views on this trendy issue du jour by pointing

Dr. Siyuan MA

28/09/2023 (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 Fact-checking as a deterrent? A conceptual replication of the influence of fact-checking on the sharing of misinformation by political elites Abstract: In a field experiment conducted during the 2012 general elections in the U.S., Nyhan and Reifler found that the threat of fact-checking deterred state legislators from making

Prof. Peter J. Schulz

30/08/2023 (Wednesday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 Health Misinformation in Southeast Asia: A Collaborative Network Perspective Abstract: The proliferation of misinformation poses a significant challenge, particularly in the realm of health communication. While U.S. National Academies’ guidelines exist to address misinformation, their universal applicability is limited, especially in the culturally diverse and contextually unique landscape

Prof. Tien Tsung LEE

24/08/2023 (Thursday) 12:50-13:50 E21B-G002 Liberal-conservative ideology and communication research: Different paths and nooks Abstract: The dimensions and implications of liberal-conservative ideology have been studied in such disciplines as political science, psychology, and communication. Instead of focusing on one study, this talk reviews the evolving attempts by a communication researcher interested in the

Prof. Peter J. Schulz

16/06/2023 (Friday) 10:30-11:30 E21B-G002 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) Workshop Abstract: HINTS is a collaborative research project aimed at exploring and comparing health information trends in China and the United States. The workshop is to better understand how health information is disseminated, made available, and used by the general public. The