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soci lecture 6 - We Are the Web Chinese Netizens Becoming...

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We Are the Web: Chinese Netizens Becoming Producers and Activists SOCI0064: Globalization and Information Society: Myths, Facts and Emerging Patterns Week 6 Dr. L. Cho, PhD E-mail: [email protected] DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY
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Reflection Essay (25% of grade) Thank you for your patience Please pick up your essay before leaving class today
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Group Presentation (30% of grade) Topic: address the most significant changes brought about by globalization in mainland China and how these changes have directly influenced your life Groups of 6 (2 groups in each tutorial) Get into groups this week, draw for time slot Presentations: Week 11 April 4 or Week 12 April 11 (8 total) E-mail your topic to me by: 18 March 2011 Presentations will not exceed 20 minutes
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Guest Speaker: Professor Ying Chan 14 March 2011 Award-winning journalist Established the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at HKU Co-director of the China Media Project "The global expansion of China's state media" Discuss media ownership and control 2: state control and propaganda Extra credit
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Today: In-class Test (25% of grade) Write University Number on cover page Write every other line 75 minutes
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Logistics Feb 28 Reading week No class Mar 7 In class test Week 3 and 4 (Note additional readings) http://www.hku.hk/sociodep/html//soci0064. html Week 6 reading pdf posted
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Last Week: Generation Y Using technology to actively participate in the distribution of information and entertainment Shaping the future and changing how we work, live, play and communicate
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This Week Objective Explore the newly created spaces on the web Analyze rise of public opinion on the internet Conceptualize China’s gradual and slow political evolution What the global implications?
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Internet Users in China See English version of charts here: http://www.cnnic.cn/uploadfiles/pdf/2010/8/24/93145.pdf 420 Million
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Emergence of New Media in China Population of Internet user in China & U.S. By June 2010 internet users exceeding 265 million Source: http://research.cnnic.cn/html/1279173730d2350_1.html China U.S.
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Emergence of New Media in China It is expected that China’s penetration rate will exceed U.S. Within 20 years U.S . China
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