Digital Asia: Visions, Transformations, and Engagements
This event will discuss the Asian digital societies and findings from an interdisciplinary research project on China.
East and Southeast Asia is today one of the most dynamic regions when it comes to development and use of information and communication technologies, as well as home to the world’s largest Internet populations.
Through presentations this event will examine the socio-political contexts and uses of the Internet in a selected number of Asian countries such as China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia and Myanmar. The speakers will address both the everyday uses of new communication technologies as well as citizens new opportunities to discuss public affairs and become involved in civic and political mobilization.
This event is organized by the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies and open to everyone. No pre-registration is required. Welcome!
9.30-10.15 The Limits and Prospects of Nerd Politics in Indonesia John Postill, Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow at RMIT University, Melbourne
10.15-10.45 Coffee break
10.45-11.30 SNS and Civil Society Online in Japan Muneo Kaigo University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba
11.30-12.15 Cyber-Urban Space: Digital Media and Protest Movements in Malaysia and Indonesia, Merlyna Lim, Canada Research Chair in Digital Media & Global Network Society, Carleton University
12.15-13.00 The World (Wide Web) through an App: Internet Use in Myanmar, Elisa Oreglia, Centre for Media Studies, SOAS, University of London.
14.00-15.30 Chinese Digital Visions, Puzzles and Insights: Presentations from a research project at Lund University, Stefan Brehm, Annika Pissin, Barbara Schulte, Tommy Shih
15.30-16.00 Coffee break
16.00-17.00 Localising the Internet: Roundtable Discussion with John Postill, Muneo Kaigo, Merlyna Lim, Elisa Oreglia, Johan Lindquist, Hu Yong, Marina Svensson.
This symposium is part of 'The Digital Society' science week, which takes place between 24-30 April.
See all events during this week (in Swedish)
The science week will be kicked-off with a concert on 23 April at 17:00 pm. The concert is free of charge but will require a ticket to ensure a seat (a small fee of 20 SEK will be charged). Musicians will play music from famous TV- and computer games in the City Hall here in Lund. The event will be held in Swedish but can still be enjoyed by English-speaking participants.
Learn more about the concert