Talk: Stefania Travagnin Discusses “The Mediascape of Religion in China”

November 20, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
SSMS 2135
Social Sciences and Media Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara, Isla Vista, CA 93117
FREE! Open to the public.
Fabio Rambelli

Stefania Travagnin


Stefania Travagnin
Rosalind Franklin Fellow and
Assistant Professor of Religion in Asia
University of Groningen
The Netherlands

About the Talk

Religious media and mediated religions are already a well visible component of the cultural dynamics in mainland China and Taiwan. On the one hand, we find several Sangha members keeping their personal and ‘professional’ blogs, and temples and religious
organizations run their own website and TV channels. On the other hand, religious images and contents are adopted more and more often in secular advertising and cinema. The result is a ‘mediascape’ that offers people new ways to relate to their own religion, brings
about crucial transformations in the social role played overturns fundamental elements of Chinese religions, and reveals modes of political intervention in the religious sphere.This lecture will discuss the religious mediascape in contemporary China and Taiwan through the analysis of case studies.Mediascape of Religion in China image

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