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SMLC Seminar: Digital Nationalism and Sino-Japanese Relations: Selling Sovereignty in Digital China
Date: 26 April 2019 
School of Modern Languages and Cultures HKU has the pleasure of inviting you to the SMLC Seminar:

Digital Nationalism and Sino-Japanese Relations: Selling Sovereignty in Digital China

Dr.Florian Schneider

26 Apr 2019 (Fri) 4:30-6:00pm
Room 4.34, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Nationalism, in China as much as elsewhere, is today adopted, filtered, transformed, enhanced, and accelerated through digital networks. And digital nationalism interacts in complicated ways with nationalism "on the ground". If we are to understand the political complexities of the 21st century, we need to ask: what happens to nationalism when it goes digital? In this discussion of his new book, China's Digital Nationalism, Florian Schneider explores what search engines, online encyclopedias, websites, hyperlink networks, and social media can tell us about the way that different actors construct and manage a crucial topic in contemporary Chinese politics: the protracted relationship with neighbouring Japan. 

Florian Schneider, PhD, Sheffield University, is Senior University Lecturer in the Politics of Modern China at Leiden University. He is managing editor of the academic journal Asiascape: Digital Asia, director of the Leiden Asia Centre, and author of China’s Digital Nationalism (Oxford University Press 2018) and Visual Political Communication in Popular Chinese Television Series (Brill 2013, recipient of the 2014 EastAsiaNet book prize). In 2017, he was awarded the Leiden University teaching prize for his innovative work on gamified learning. His research interests include questions of governance, political communication, and digital media in China, as well as international relations in the East-Asian region.

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