In May 2018, Leiden University will host a series of conferences and debates that deal with digital media and technological change in Asia. Check out the conference calls.
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Call for papers: Leiden Uni will welcome the 16th annual Chinese Internet Research Conference (CIRC16) on 22-23 May 2018. CIRC16 will explore the theme ‘modes of connection’, across social, economic, and political fields.
This article examines how Chinese websites shape online discourse on two Japan issues (the Nanjing Massacre and the East China Sea conflict), and what these sites can tell us about the leadership’s strategy for managing digital communication. It finds that the authorities apply a Leninist mass-communication logic to the web, turning the internet into an ‘info-web’ that brings digital media into the fold of China’s ‘traditional’ mass-media system.