Ms. Siqi JI and Ms. Huifeng HE

28/04/2023 (Friday) 14:45-15:45  E22-G015 A talk with South China Morning Post journalists Siqi JI and Huifeng HE Abstract: Journalism is the first draft of history. At this unprecedented time for China’s economic development, how to present every moment and fact fairly, comprehensively and vividly to readers has become a big challenge for

Prof. Anthony Y.H. FUNG

28/04/2023 (Friday) 12:00-13:00 E21B-G002 TikTok (Douyin) and Digital Labor Abstract: Digital platforms of user-generated content have always been understood as industries that exploit users’ emotions or immaterial labor. This study aims to empirically examine the status or living conditions of authors, producers, and program hosts who post videos or broadcast live on

Prof. Jinghong XU

27/04/2023 (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 Is Open Communication Scholarship a Promise or Peril? Preliminary Interviews with Qualitative Communication Scholars Abstract: Formally initiated by the International Communication Association (ICA) in 2020, an open communication scholarship (OCS) movement has sparked much conversation within quantitative communication sciences. But why is OCS not more widely adopted in

Prof. Guoming YU

21/04/2023 (Friday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G035 Communication revolution and media ecology under the wave of ChatGPT Abstract: An era of intelligent connectivity has begun with ChatGPT. It has led to an ecological-level change in the field of communication and another major empowerment of people. Everyone can now participate in social content creation and communication

Prof. Fanny Fong Yee CHAN

13/04/2023 (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 Product Placement Research: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going? Abstract: Product placement, or the integration of branded information in media content, has been extensively studied in the past few decades and is regarded as a hot topic which gets hotter (Taylor 2011). Previous research has made significant

Prof. Ricardo MOUTINHO

23/03/2023 (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 Tacitly assumed conventions in food delivery service: dealing with daily contingencies and formal regulations Abstract: Food delivery service is nowadays a pervading element in our everyday life. This presentation takes a praxiological perspective (oriented by ethnomethodology, conversation analysis and membership categorization analysis) to discuss in detail some daily

Mr. Jonathan Kaufman

14/03/2023 (Tuesday) 15:00-16:00 E21B-G035 The Last Kings of Shanghai: How Two Rival Jewish Dynasties Ignited the Rise of China Abstract: Shanghai, 1936. The Cathay Hotel, located on the city's famous waterfront, is one of the most glamorous in the world. Built by Victor Sassoon--billionaire playboy and scion of the Sassoon dynasty--the hotel

Prof. Xiaoping Wu & Prof. Richard Fitzgerald

09/03/2023 (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 Internet memes and health communication in the time of COVID-19 Abstract: This study examines official health communication through internet memes during the COVID 19 through drawing upon a case study in Shenzhen, China. Due to the worst outbreak in two years, Shenzhen, the southern tech hub and one

Prof. Dongjing Kang

06/03/2023 (Monday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G035 Taming the Barbarian Empress: Post-alteric Imaginary of Gender Egalitarianism and Pan-Chinese Nationalism in the Legend of Xiao Chuo Abstract: Representations of ethnic minority women often symbolized China’s efforts in nation- building. This study uses insights from the post-alteric frame to analyze the images of the Khitan empress Xiao

Prof. Mike YAO

02/03/2023 (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 From Computer-mediated Communication to AI-moderated Communication—prospects and limits of media and human communication research Abstract: The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) has dramatically impacted the way we communicate and how we understand communication. With the increasing prevalence of AI-mediated communication, researchers of human communication must take into consideration