2013 – 2014


Conference
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ICA Conference Seattle 2014
Date: 22 – 26 May 2014
Venue: Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Details: With much excitement, the School and C-Centre are honored to announce that Prof. Joseph Man Chan was recently elected ICA Fellow by the most prestigious group of leading scholars at International Communication Association (ICA). Receiving his ICA Fellow ribbon on May 24 at the 2014 ICA Annual Conference in Seattle, Prof. Chan becomes the first Chinese communication scholar to receive this preeminent recognition for his outstanding academic contributions. More than a personal achievement, this is a milestone event that all Chinese communication scholars should celebrate.In their nomination letter, Prof. Cynthia Stohl (ICA former president) and Prof. Jack Qiu wrote: Prof. Joseph Chan clearly deserves the eminent international recognition of an ICA Fellow because he is “an exemplary researcher, teacher, and pillar of intellectual community”. The nomination package also includes letters of support from Prof. Patrice Buzzanell, Prof. Akiba Cohen, Prof. David Weaver, and Prof. Zhongdang Pan.At this year’s ICA Annual Conference, Prof. Chin-Chuan Lee, a former colleague who worked in CUHK for many years, received the Aubrey Fisher Mentorship Award for his outstanding mentorship. On Saturday May 24, a joint reception — “C-Celebration” — hosted by CUHK and CityU of HK took place in the Issaquah room of the Sheraton Seattle hotel. About 100 scholars and students from around the world joined the celebration including the ICA President, two ICA Former Presidents, and such distinguished communication scholars as Prof. Elihu Katz, Prof. Monroe Price, and Prof. Sandra Braman. After attending the celebration, Prof. Zhi’an Zhang refers to the event in his Weibo post as “the glory of Chinese communication research”.

Taiwan Academy for Information Society conference (TAIS) 2013
Date: 6 November 2013
Venue: College of Hakka Studies
Details: Our PhD student Zhao Mengmeng, Sarah has presented her paper “The Effect of Electronic Word-of-Mouth Platforms on Perceived Credibility, Brand Attitude and Purchase Intentions” at the Taiwan Academy for Information Society conference (TAIS) in November 2013. Her paper has won the Best Paper Award in the student group.

 

 

Workshop
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The Chinese University Communication Visiting Scholar Programme 2014
Media Ethics in the Digital Age
Date: 17 – 18 January 2013
Venue: Room 312, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Details: Since its initiation in 2008, the widely received CUHK Communication Visiting Scholar Program has been organized annually by the School of Journalism and Communication at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The Program aims to promote academic exchange and links among Chinese-speaking scholars in cultural China, improve the quality of research of the Chinese research community, and represent the School as the centripetal center of Chinese communication research.


 

 

Seminar and Lecturers
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Making Sense Sensibly: The Role of Emotion in Crisis Communication
Date: 5 June 2014
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Speaker: Jin Yan, Associate Professor & Associate Director for Research and Outreach, Richard T. Robertson School of Media & Culture, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

What We Know and What We Need to Know: The Present and Future of Crisis Communication
Date: 5 June 2014
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Venue: Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
 Speakers: W. Timothy Coombs, Crisis Communication Specialist, Nicholson School of Communication, University of Central Florida, USA

“Under the Weather:” A Study on the Links between Air pollution and News Reporting of the Olympics
Date: 4 April 2014
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Speaker: Bu Zhong, Associate Professor, College of Communications, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Media and Empire Re-Networked by Prof. Oliver Boyd-Barrett
Date: 7 March 2014
Time: 11:15 am – 12:45 pm
Venue: Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Speaker: Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Professor Emeritus, California State University & Bowling Green State University

Greater China Visiting Scholar Symposium
Date: 24 January 2014
Time: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue: Room 314, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Host: Christine HUANG (Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Speaker: FAN Dongsheng, Professor, Cheung Kong School of Journalism and Communication, Shantou University, China
Topic: A Study On Transformations for Digitalization of The Leading Newspaper Groups in China
Speaker: LIU Ruisheng, Associate Professor, Institute of Journalism and Communication, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
Topic: Reflection on Hot Phenomenon of Micro-Blogging in China
Speaker: WANG Xiaomei, Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Northwest University, China
Topic: Activities & Functions: “The Newspaper – Reading Group” During the Early Years of P. R. China – Taking an Example of “The Newspaper – Reading Group” of Liberation Daily
Speaker: PEI Xiaojun, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Shaanxi Normal University, China
Topic: The Newspaper Run by the Politician: A Theoretical Concept That Needs To Be Clarified
Speaker: XU Xinmin, Professor, Department of Journalism, Inner Mongolia Normal University, China
Topic: The Weibo Adventure of China
Speaker: SUN Se-wen, Professor, Department of Journalism, Chengchi University, Taiwai
Topic: Metaphorical Thinking for Creative Communication

Mapping Digital Media in China” Report Launch & Public Seminar
Date: 16 January 2014
Time: 9:15 am – 12:00 pm
Venue: Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK

Towards a Moral Economy of Television
Date: 27 November 2013
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Speaker: David Hesmondhalgh, Professor of Media and Music Industries, University of Leeds, UK

沒有分工就沒有正義——從「冰點事件」到「新快報事件」新聞專業主義的歷史考察
Date: 26 November 2013
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Speaker: 盧躍剛先生,中國內地資深傳媒人

Screen Distribution and the New King Kongs of the Online World
Date: 23 October 2013
Time: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue: Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Speaker: Stuart Cunningham, Distinguished Professor of Media and Communication, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

The Open Society and Its Enemies within Us: Perceptive, Cognitive, and Communicative Causes of Close-mindedness among Digitalized, Networked Publics and the Social Consequences of These Causes
Date: 22 October 2013
Time: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (presentation on major parts of the studies)
3:00 pm – 4:15 pm (discussion and some additional parts of the studies)
Venue: Room 314, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Speaker: Jeong-Nam Kim, Associate Professor, Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University

Queers and Class: Towards a Cultural Politics of Love and Solidarity
Date: 8 October 2013
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Speaker: Lisa Henderson, Professor of Communication and Affiliate Faculty in American Studies, Department of Communication, The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Weibo and Samizdat: Alternative Communication in the Communist Media Systems of China and the Former Soviet Bloc
Date: 17 September 2013
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Speaker: Miklos Sukosd, Associate Professor, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, The University of Hong Kong

 

 

The Research Club
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Doing a PhD Thesis: Topic Selection, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Thesis Writing and Stress Management
Date: 29 November 2013
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Details: Do you feel stressed when writing a paper or dissertation? Do you feel the pressure is so huge that you can’t even breathe? Maybe everyone does. Stress is a very common thing in academic life, whether for experienced professors or for inexperienced post-grads, like you and me. This Friday (Nov 29) we invite our senior students Haiyan and Daisy, who just finished their dissertation this summer, to share with us their “hard time” on thesis writing. They will share their first-hand experience of doing a PhD thesis. They will talk about the issues of topic selection, data collection, data analysis, and thesis writing. In particular, they will talk about how they coped with pressure in the final year and finally made it to the finish line.

Sharing of Prof. Kim and Prof. Chen
Date: 15 November 2013
Time: 3:00 pm
Venue: Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Details: We are delighted to have our two new faculty members Prof. Sojung Kim and Prof. Hseun-Ting Chen to be our guests in the TRC gathering this Friday.Sojung and Ting have traveled along a rather common trajectory for East Asian academics – growing up in an East Asian society, going to the US for an advanced degree, and then going back and taking up a job at another East Asian society. What are the challenges posed and opportunities offered by such boundary-crossing experiences on their research career? What is the life of a cosmopolitan academic?

New Media and Communication of Political Scandal
Date: 25 October 2013
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Details: Our exchange PhD student from Germany Christian von Sikorski will be sharing with us about his research on new media and the communication of political scandal.The topic is very timely. While several high profile political scandals have occurred in Hong Kong in the past two years, the proliferation of political scandals is actually a worldwide phenomenon under the condition of what sociologist John Thompson called the increase in mediated visibility. The news media have always been playing important roles in the uncovering and reporting of scandals, while new media provide platforms for ordinary people to actively participate in communicating and negotiating the meanings of scandals.Christian’s research focuses particularly on the effects of user-implemented news frames on people’s attitudes toward scandals.

Gender
Date: 11 October 2013
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Details: We will focus on gender this time. Although many of us do not work on gender studies in particular, research about media and communication often have important linkages with gender issues and concerns. More important, the social and cultural meanings concerning gender and sexuality are simply part of our lives.We have three presenters this time. Frances compares the construction of the healthy body in women’s health magazines in the US and China. Stephanie deals with the social pressure faced by female PhD students while finding life-partner in the patriarchal society of Mainland China. Lizao explores the contextualized reconstruction of the feminist drama “The Vagina Monologues” in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mainland China. We have also invited our visiting professor Lisa Henderson to join us and provide comments on the topics.

Translocality
Date: 27 September 2013
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Details: The topic for the Sept 27 gathering is translocality. Similar to term “globalization,” translocality speaks to the mobility of people, capital and symbols and images across geographical borders and locations.Translocality has become part of the everyday experiences of people in the contemporary world, where people move from one place to another frequently for studying, work, migration, traveling and so on. Physical movement across borders coupled with different forms of mediated communication across border have led to new configurations of translocal social relationships.Luo Yan and Cui Di will lead the discussion by bringing to us two different perspectives on translocality. Based on in-depth interviews with several trans-border couples, Yan will talk about the influence of border on intimate relationships and the identity-shaping process in border crossing between Hong Kong and Mainland China. Tracey will focus more on the impact of new communication technologies on “translocal life.” He will draw on the notion of”connected presence” to look at how emerging multimedia mobile applications, exemplified by WeChat, are used for trans-local relationship management.

 

 

Special Activities
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Academics Without Guarantees: Screening and A Special C-Centre Event Memorizing Professor Stuart Hall
Date: 7 March 2014
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Venue: Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK

 

 
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