Prof. Peter K. Yu

Professor of Law

Professor of Communication

Director, Center for Law and Intellectual Property

Texas A&M University


 

 

conferences

 

First Annual Chinese

Internet Research Conference

 

China and the Internet

CHINA AND THE INTERNET: TECHNOLOGY, ECONOMY, AND SOCIETY IN TRANSITION

 

Annenberg School for Communication

University of Southern California

 

May 30-31, 2003

 

Co-organized with

Annenberg School for Communication

University of Southern California

 

DESCRIPTION

 

The Internet community in China has been growing in leaps and bounds in the past decade.  It now boasts the world’s second largest online population.  What was once foreign to the Beijing literati has now become home to 59 million Chinese.  Despite the recent slowdown in the global information technology market, this community has been growing at an astonishing pace.
 
In two information-packed days, this conference brings together more than 50 scholars, researchers, journalists, policy analysts, industry leaders, and legal practitioners around the world.
 
Among the issues addressed are: Why can China sustain the Internet boom despite various adverse conditions? What is the social, economic, and cultural impact of the Internet on China? What roles do government authorities, information technology firms, and grassroots virtual communities play in shaping the new technology under the transitional economy?

 

SCHEDULE

 

May 30, 2003: FROM DIFFUSION TO REGULATION

 

8:30

Registration & Breakfast

 

9:00

Welcoming Remarks

  • Geoffrey Cowan (Dean, USC Annenberg School)

9:15

Keynote Opening Address

  • Orville Schell (Dean, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism)

10:00

Mapping the Cyberspace of the People's Republic

 

Moderator:

  • William Dutton (Director, Oxford Internet Institute)

Speakers:

  • Guo Liang (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)

“The Diffusion of the Internet in China: A Survey Report”

  • Bu Wei (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)

“Women and the Internet in the PRC”

  • Eric Harwit (Univ. of Hawaii)

“Understanding China’s Digital Divide”

Commentator:

  • Jeff Cole (Director, UCLA Center for Communication Policy)

11:15

Coffee Break

 

11:30

Internet Policymaking with Chinese Characteristics

 

Moderator:

  • Peter K. Yu (Cardozo)

Speakers:

  • Ang Peng Hwa (Nanyang Technological Univ.)

“Critical Looks: How and Why China Is Regulating the Internet”

  • Yousun Chung (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison)

“Anatomy of the Decisionmaking Process in China: The Case of the Internet Industry”

  • Brendan Murray (Cardozo) 

“Policymaking for Internet Cafes in China”

Commentators:

  • Eric Easton (Univ. of Baltimore School of Law)

  • Stefaan Verhulst (Markle Foundation)

1:00

Networking Luncheon
 
Keynote Address:

  • Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker (Dean, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific)

2:30

A New Great Wall? Issues of Internet Regulation

 

Moderator:

  • Nina Hachigian (Director, RAND Asia Policy Center)

Speakers:

  • James Mulvenon & Michael Chase (RAND)

“You’ve Got Dissent! Beijing’s Low-Tech and High-Tech Responses to Political Use of the Internet”

  • Assafa Endeshaw (Nanyang Technological Univ.)

“Internet Regulation in China: The Never-ending Cat and Mouse Game”

  • Sonia K. Katyal (Fordham Univ. School of Law)

“Technologies of Contradiction: The Internet in China”

  • Johan Lagerkvist (Univ. of Lund, Sweden)

“China’s Internet Problem: A Threat to Indigenous Culture, Youth and Political Thought?”

4:00

Coffee Break

 

4:15

Civil Rights in Cyberspace

 
Moderator:

  • Qiang Xiao (UC Berkeley)

Speakers:

  • Taylor Boas (UC Berkeley)

“Weaving the Authoritarian Web”

  • Ben Edelman (Harvard Law School) (coauthored with Jonathan Zittrain)

“Empirical Analysis of Internet Filtering in China”

  • Lokman Tsui (Univ. of Leiden, the Netherlands)

“Online Data Privacy in China—A Preliminary Exploration”

Commentator:

  • Daniel Lynch (USC)

5:30

Book Signing Reception

 

6:30

Conference Adjourns for the Day

 

7:00

Dinner with Speakers
 
Keynote Address:

  • Gerald Chan (Co-founder, Morningside Group)

 

May 31, 2003: "LET A HUNDRED FLOWERS BLOSSOM"

 

8:00

Breakfast

 

8:30

Welcome Remarks

  • Wenxiang Gong (Dean, School of Journalism & Communication, Peking Univ.) (via video)

8:45 Keynote Address
  • Lyric Hughes (Founder and CEO, China Online)

9:30

E-commerce and M-Commerce

 

Moderator:

  • Justin Hughes (Cardozo)

Speakers:

  • Simona Thomas (Freie Universität Berlin)

“E-Commerce/E-Business in the People’s Republic of China: A Foreign Companies Perspective”

  • Jennifer Gibbs (Univ. of California at Irvine)

“Diffusion and Impacts of E-Commerce in China”

  • Duncan Clark (Managing Director, BDA China Limited)

“From the Web to Wireless” 

Commentator:

  • Rob Koepp (Milken Institute)

  • Mark Lam (Pristine Law Offices, Los Angeles) 

10:45

Coffee Break

 

11:00

Assessing China's E-Government Initiatives

 

Moderator:

  • Stanley Rosen (USC)

Speakers: 

  • Tuen-yu Lau (Univ. of Washington), Anthony Fung (Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong) & Michael Ji (Univ. of Washington)

“E-Government in China: Keeping up with the Joneses?”

  • Junhua Zhang (Freie Universität Berlin)

“Is China on the Way from E-Governance to Good Governance?” 

  • Xiang Zhou & Sally J. McMillan (Univ. of Tennessee)

“E-Government in China:  A Content Analysis of National, Provincial, and Municipal Websites”

  • Jens Damm (Freie Universität Berlin)

“China’s E-Policy: Examples of Local E-Government in Guangdong and Fujian”

12:15

Coffee Break

 

12:30

Identity and Imagined Communities

 

Moderator:

  • Randy Kluver (Nanyang Technological Univ.)

Speakers:

  • Ching-ning Wang (City Univ. of New York)

“The Formation of Tongzhi: Internet, Civil Society, and Information Economy in China”

  • Tang Yun (Univ. of Massachusetts—Amherst)

“Fans, Virtual Community and Sexuality: A Case Study of the XFANS Fan Community”

  • Zhang Weidong (Univ. of Iowa)

“Displaying Culture, Voicing Identity: A Study of the Manchurian Web Site ‘Eight Banners Descendant’”

2:00

Networking Luncheon

 

Special Open Session: "SARS, SMS, and the Internet in China"

 

Moderator:

  • Jack Linchuan Qiu (USC Annenberg)

3:30

Internet as News Media: Mainstream or Alternative?

 

Moderator:

  • Joshua Fouts (Editor, Online Journalism Review)

Speakers:

  • Xu Wu (Univ. of Florida)

“Red Net Over China: China’s New Media Order and Its Implications”

  • Joseph Chan (Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong), Zhongdang Pan (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison) & Francis L. F. Lee (Stanford Univ.)

“Internet as a Resource: Routinization of Internet Use among Shanghai and Hong Kong Journalists”

Commentator:

  • Mark Levy (Michigan State Univ.) 

4:45

Coffee Break

 

5:00

Political Communication on the Net

 

Moderator:

  • Thomas Hollihan (Associate Dean, USC Annenberg)

Speakers:

  • Randy Kluver & Chen Yang (Nanyang Technological University)

“Communism Online: The Sixteenth Party Congress and Cyber-Transparency”

  • Peter Ferdinand & Chin-fu Hung (Univ. of Warwick)

“Internet, e-Social Capital and Public Sphere: A Study of the ‘Strong Country’ Forum during the 16th National Congress of Communist Party of China”

  • Peter Y.C. Yuen (Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong)

“Freedom from Economic and Political Shackles: Online Nationalism in Hong Kong and Mainland China” 
 
Commentator:

  • Joseph Man Chan (Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong)

6:15

Closing Remarks

  • Stefaan Verhulst (Chief of Research, Markle Foundation)

6:30

Conference Adjourns

 

 
CONFERENCE CO-FOUNDERS

 

Jack Linchuan Qiu

Peter K. Yu

 

CONFERENCE ADVISORS

 

Sandra Ball-Rokeach

Manuel Castells

Geoffrey Cowan

William Dutton

Murray Fromson

Wenxiang Gong

Nina Hachigian

Margaret McLaughlin

Monroe Price

Stanley Rosen

Stefaan Verhulst

 

MAJOR SPONSOR

 

Lohan Media

 

INSTITUTIONAL SPONSORS

  • Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California

  • Howard M. Squadron Program in Law, Media & Society, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

  • The Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley

  • School of Journalism and Communication, Peking University

  • Stanhope Centre for Communication Policy Research

INSTITUTIONAL CO-SPONSORS

  • The Markle Foundation

  • RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy

  • UCLA Center for Communication Policy

  • Online Journalism Review, USC Annenberg School for Comm.

  • Quello Center for Telecommunication Management & Law, Michigan State University

  • Master of Communication in Digital Media Program, University of Washington

  • School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University

 
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