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Day One

Kaleidoscopic view of China and its online activism
Background and facts of China: arable land (one child policy), migration workers (personal plight and social issues), minorities policy, world factory, e-waste, nuclear waste and pollution;
Show video of online activism such as
Wenzhou train crash, Dalian PX factory protest, Deng Yujiao, Slave labor, My father is Li Gang;
Show video of internet censoring.

Readings for Day 1
PIC P1-6, p33-42

Day2 Lecture / Discussion

 

Why online activism in China?
Public demand of more transparency and accountability
Popular contention on all imaginable issues
Physical resources
Online activism as counter- and identity movement


Readings for Day 2 Discussion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_in_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/07/after-deadly-train-crash-in-china-critics-claim-state-cover-up/
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/16/world/asia/16dalian.html?_r=1
http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/reports/article/100852/The-Rising-Tide-of-Internet-Opinion-in-China.aspx

Day3 Lecture / Discussion 

Characteristics of online activism in China
Discuss: characteristics
Discuss: what makes and how to make it to headlines

Readings for Day 3 Discussion
PIC P25-33
http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/viewArticle/1609/1524

 

Assignment: prepare a 500-word essay

Day4 Lecture / Discussion 

Power and online activism in China
State power channels online activism into certain types of issues
Censor and resistance (Hide and seek)

Readings for Day 4 Discussion
PIC p12-13
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Firewall_of_China

 

Title and Abstract of essay due Today

 

Day5 Lecture / Discussion 

influence of online activism in China
Individual cases
Institutional changes
other
Readings for Day 5 discussion
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,499877,00.html
http://www.danwei.org/blogs/in_search_of_the_missing_kiln.php
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14422581
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Custody_and_repatriation
http://www.chinareview.info/issue2/pages/main1.htm

Day6  Debate

 

Debate: Is online activism the solution for Chinese people? (tentative topic)
Assignment: 500-word essay due Today

 

Videos (for instructors ONLY)
Migration workers’ life
http://vimeo.com/4273757 (interview of migration family in Shanghai)

Mass transportation during Spring Festival
http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2009/01/21/chang.china.new.year.migration.cnn

Deng Yujiao Case http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKlWVdejtAQ&feature=relmfu

My Father is Li Gang Case
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzC2zez6dr0

Wenzhou Train Crash
http://www.france24.com/en/20110728-2011-07-29-0252-wb-en-media-watch

Censoring
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lcXxL4mnp0&feature=related

Video on kiln:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdYFUfzlUuk

 

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