2020 – 2021




The Fourteenth Chinese University Communication Visiting Scholar Workshop: Digital Media as Data and Methods
Date: 29 – 30 January 2021
Venue: Zoom
Details: The theme for the 2021 workshop is “Digital Media as Data and Methods”. The fast development of digital media in the past 30 years has introduced new research questions and provided new data sources for social science research. Facing the opportunities and challenges, the emergence of computational social science has made a lot of contributions including research design, data processing, and modeling. Meanwhile, some qualitative related approaches, such as digital ethnography, critical algorithm studies, have been widely used in humanities and social sciences. Given this background, this workshop invites any empirical and innovative studies using digital media data and/or digital methods.
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Seminars and Symposium

Media Neuroscience – A New Frontier in Communication Research
Date: 12 May 2021
Time: 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Venue: Zoom
Speaker: Prof. René Weber, Department of Communication, University of California Santa Barbara and Director of UCSB’s Media Neuroscience Lab

Does Exposure to Fake News Persuade You Politically? Examining Whether Social Media Links to Political Attitude Change
Date: 26 March 2021
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue: Zoom
Speaker: Prof. Homero Gil de Zúñiga, Director, Democracy Research Unit (DRU), Political Science, University of Salamanca, Spain and Professor of Media Effects Research Lab, Film Production & Media Studies, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Greater China Visiting Scholar Symposium
Date: 28 Jan 2021
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: Zoom

Prof. Hong Yah-Huei, Graduate Institute of Mass Communication, College of Communication, Fu Jen Catholic University

Prof. Li Benqian, School of Media and Communication, Shanghai Jiaotong University

Prof. Wei Ti, Department of Communication and Technology, National Chiao Tung University

Prof. Chao Naipeng, School of Media and Communication, Shenzhen University

Prof. Hsu Chun-Cheng, Industrial Design Group, Institute of Applied Arts, National Chiao Tung University

Prof. Jin Jianbin, School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University

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Telegram and Teargas: Roles of the social media in the 2019 Hong Kong Anti-ELAB Movement
Date: 17 November 2020
Time: 11:30 am – 12:00 nn
Venue: Zoom
Speaker: Prof. FU King-wa, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, The University of Hong Kong

Shifting Dynamics of Contention in the Digital Age: Mobile Communication and Politics in China
Date: 30 October 2020
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: Zoom
Speaker: Prof. Liu Jun, Department of Communication, University of Copenhagen