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Lecture:
Hu Yong/

Thursday, April 5, 2012
23:30 p.m.

Location:

CHASS Interdisciplinary Bldg South , 1111
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Description:

"The Internet and Social Mobilization in China"

HU Yong is an associate professor at Peking University’s School of Journalism and Communication, and a well-known new media critic and Chinese Internet pioneer.

Before joining the faculty of Peking University, Hu Yong worked for a number of media sources, including China Daily, Lifeweek, China Internet Weekly and China Central Television. He is active in industry affairs as he is co-founder of the Digital Forum of China, a nonprofit organization that promotes public awareness of digitalization and advocates a free and responsible Internet. He also co-founded Chinavalue.net, a leading business new media in China.

Professor Hu Yong is a founding director for the Communication Association of China (CAC) and the China New Media Communication Association (CNMCA). His publications include Internet: The King Who Rules,the first book introducing the Internet to Chinese readers and The Rising Cacophony: Personal Expression and Public Discussion in the Internet Age, documenting the major transformations in Chinese cyberspace. He has translated several groundbreaking English books on digital technology, including Being Digital, Release 2.0: A Design for Living in the Digital Age and Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing without Organizations. In 2000, Hu Yong was nominated for China’s list of top Internet industry figures.

Hu Yong’s blog has a readership of 3.5 million, and his microblog has 700,000 followers.

 

April 5, 2012

2:00 – 3:30 pm

CHASS INTS 1111

Additional Information:

Open to:

General Public

Admission:

Free

Sponsor:

Center for Ideas & Society

Contact:

Renee DeGuire
951 827-1556
renee.deguire@ucr.edu


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