Research Seminar: Digital Media and Networked Social Movements in Hong Kong and East Asia
- Date: Wednesday 15 December 2021, 12:00 – 13:15
- Location: Off-campus
- Cost: Free
This talk will present an overview of the speaker's own research on the role of digital media in networked social movements in Hong Kong.
Since 2019, a series of major protest movements emerged in various countries and cities in East Asia, including Hong Kong, Thailand, Myanmar and so on. These movements often take up the characteristics of networked social movements, such as being apparently leaderless, digitally enabled, and tactically fluid and innovative. This talk will present an overview of the speaker's own research on the role of digital media in networked social movements in Hong Kong, while also placing the case of Hong Kong in comparison with other cases in the region.
Francis L. F. Lee is currently Director and Professor at the School of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the lead author of Memories of Tiananmen: Politics and Processes of Collective Remembering in Hong Kong, 1989-2019 (Amsterdam University Press, 2021) and Media and Protest Logics in the Digital Era (Oxford University Press, 2018). He is Chief Editor of the Chinese Journal of Communication and an elected Fellow of the International Communication Association.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before 10am on 15th December to request an invitation.