This seminar brings together scholars from history, anthropology, media studies and cultural analysis. It focuses on contemporary China in a context of intense globalisation. It engages with the lives of migrant workers in Shenzhen, the foreign journalists who bring the world to China, it questions whether media produces a public sphere in China and presents an in-depth study of Foxconn workers. Together, these papers present a unique view on the rapidly changing political and cultural landscape of China. This workshop is part of the Transasia Cultural Studies group (ACGS/ASCA) and the Global Encounters Seminar Series (VU).
- Shuyu Kong (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver) ‘Popular Media and the Cultural Public Sphere in Contemporary China'