Date/Time: June 13-14, 2008, 8:30-6:30 daily
Venue: Council Chamber, 8/F, Meng Wah Building, University of Hong Kong
Host: Journalism & Media Studies Centre
Languages: English & Putonghua (with simultaneous translation)
Held at a different university each year, the annual Chinese Internet Research Conference (CIRC) brings together academic scholars, policy analysts, industry leaders, journalists and legal practitioners from around the world. This year's conference comes to Hong Kong for the first time, hosted by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre.
This year's conference theme, "China and the Internet: Myths and Realities," seeks to separate fact from fiction about the Internet in China. As the attention of the world will be focused upon the upcoming 2008 Olympic Games, this timely event will explore the political, social, economic, cultural and institutional aspects of Internet development in China.
Panels of scholars will present the latest empirical research as well as qualitative and critical studies of the meaning of information technologies in the Chinese world. The programme also includes roundtable discussions and presentations by some of the people who are shaping the future of China's internet: Chinese bloggers, internet entrepreneurs, journalists and industry experts.
With simultaneous translation in English and Putonghua, the event will be of great interest to anybody who studies Internet developments in China.
For further details and to register, visit: www.circ.asia