China’s Gray Zone: Non-Confrontational Activism on the Social Web

Event Date: 

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Event Location: 

  • HSSB 4080

Prof. Jing Wang 王瑾教授

The talk features activists in China who are engaged in non-contentious social action at the juncture when social media has gone mainstream. Prof. Wang will cite examples of social media activism staged on Weibo (Chinese microblog), share her experience as an activist in China, and address the question: What happens to the Chinese ‘social’ after Weibo became depolicitized as a result of tightened censorship?