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Book Launch and Lecture by Professor Guobin Yang

Date: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 10:00 to 12:00

The Fudan Centre is proud to announce that Associate Professor Guobin Yang from the University of Pennsylvania, who researches and specializes in Chinese Internet, activism, ethnic identity, and racial contestation in cyberspace as well as voice, power and connectivity in China’s microblogosphere, will be holdning a book lunch and lecture on the 13th of October 2015 at NIAS. The title and topic of the book is China’s Contested Internet. Further information on both book and lecture can be found on the official Fudan Facebook site, here

Questions can be  directed to viktor.munter@nias.ku.dk

Venue: Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353, Copenhagen K, Denmark, CSS, NIAS.

Registration: The event is free but registration is required; please send an e-mail with name and organisation to viktor.munter@nias.ku.dk

Abstract: Is there a pre-Weibo and post-Weibo era in Chinese Internet history? Arehackerspaces in China the same as in the West? How can the censorshipof an Internet novel end up “producing” it? How is Lu Xun’s passiveand ignorant spectator turned into an activist on the Internet? What are the multiple ways of being political online? Such intriguing questionsare the subject of this captivating new book. Its ten chapters combinefirst-hand research with multi-disciplinary perspectives to offer originalinsights on the fast-changing landscape of the Chinese Internet. Othertopics studied include online political consultation, ethnic identity andracial contestation in cyberspace, and the Southern Weekly protest in2013. In addition, the editor’s introduction highlights the importance ofunderstanding the depth of people’s experiences and institutional practiceswith a historical sensibility.