C-Seminar by Prof. Cheung Ho Ming

Designing for Experience with Creative Media
Date: 7 June 2017
Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Venue: NAH209, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Speakers: Ming Cheung, Professor of Design, School of Art and Design, Auckland University of Technology

C-Seminar by Prof. Dana Diminescu and Prof. Koen Leurs

Digital Methods in e-Diasporas Studies by Prof. Dana Diminescu &

Doing Digital Migration Studies: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations by Prof. Koen Leurs

Date: 5 April 2017
Time: 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue: C-Centre (NAH313), Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Speakers: Dana Diminescu, Associate Professor in Sociology, Scientific Director of DiasporasLab Télécom ParisTech, School of Engineering, University Paris-Saclay, France

Koen Leurs, Assistant Professor in Gender and Postcolonial Studies, Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

C-Seminar by Prof. Sharon Strover

Communication Networks, Asymmetries, and Public Policy
Date: 22 Mar 2017
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Venue: C-Centre (NAH313), Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Speakers: Sharon Strover, Philip G. Warner Regents Professor of Communication, Moody College of Communication, University of Texas

C-Seminar by Dr. Rasmus Nielsen

Platforms and Publishers: A Comparative Perspective on The Rise of Digital Intermediaries and Their Relations with News Media
Date: 27 Mar 2017
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Venue: C-Centre (NAH313), Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Speakers: Rasmus Nielsen,Director of Research at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, the University of Oxford

C-Seminar by Prof. Zhu Ying

Film as Soft Power and Hard Currency: The Sino-Hollywood Courtship
Date: 29 Mar 2017
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: C-Centre (NAH313), Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Speakers: Zhu Ying, Professor of Cinema Studies, Department of Media Culture, The City University of New York

C-Seminar by Prof. Zhang Weiyu

The Internet and New Social Formation in China: Fandom Publics in the Making
Date: 18 Jan 2017
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: C-Centre (NAH313), Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Speakers: Zhang Weiyu, Associate Professor, Department of Communication and New Media, National University of Singapore

Joint IIAS/SSRC Winter School on Media Activism and Postcolonial Futures

Joint IIAS/SSRC Winter School on Media Activism and Postcolonial Futures
Date: 16 – 21 January 2017
Venue: C-Centre Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
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In this Winter School, we are interested in exploring digital media activism in postcolonial contexts where historical and contemporary legacies of global power relations shape and inflect media and political practices. Specifically, we will trace how media industries, from news to entertainment, from social networking services to commercialized broadcasting sectors, create new modes of politics building on existing political divides between middle class minorities and majority publics. We will also consider how the politics of ethnicity, religion, caste/race, gender and sexuality shape these new modes of political engagement.  In this process we will pay attention to the role of the state and the expanded influence of established commercial media industries in generating new forms of public-private surveillance and control. Finally, we will consider the shifting political valences of digital activism, paying attention to how political energies have been re-oriented towards right-wing populism and new digitally enhanced modes of authoritarianism. For more details about the Winter School, please visit http://iias.asia/winterschool2017.

In addition to lectures by leading scholars in the field, students will also conduct group projects and enjoy field trips to important sites of media politics in Hong Kong, such as public broadcasters, commercial press, independent media platforms, NGOs, and new and old sites of activist struggles. At the end of the Winter School, students will make final presentations to the public including the social movement and media organizations they study.

Some of the Winter School sessions are open to public. Seats are reserved on first-come-first-served basis. Interested parties, please register via our School event booking system by 12:00pm, Thursday, 12 January 2017.

C-Seminar by Prof. Chris Berry

Travel Romance and the Chinese Road Movie: Mobility and its Discontents
Date: 13 Jan 2017
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 nn
Venue: CML203, Chien Mu Library, New Asia College, CUHK
Speakers: Chris Berry, Professor of Film Studies, Film Studies Department, King’s College London, University of London, UK