Prof. Peter K. Yu

Professor of Law

Professor of Communication

Director, Center for Law and Intellectual Property

Texas A&M University


 

 

conferences

 

Third Annual Chinese

Internet Research Conference

 

DIGITAL SILK ROAD: A LOOK AT THE

FIRST DECADE OF CHINA'S INTERNET

DEVELOPMENT AND BEYOND

 

Michigan State University College of Law

 

May 23-24, 2005

 

DESCRIPTION

 

China is undergoing rapid digital transition today. Since the mid-1990s, its Internet population has grown from hundreds of thousands to more than 100 million. Today, China boasts the world's second largest online population, behind only the United States. This interdisciplinary conference brings together scholars, policy analysts, industry leaders, journalists and legal practitioners from around the world to examine critically the first decade of Internet development in China. The event also offers insight into China's future development in the digital world and its evolving role in shaping the debate on information and communication technology and the global networked society.

 

SCHEDULE

 

May 23, 2005

 

8:30

Breakfast

 

9:00

Welcoming Remarks

  • Prof. Peter K. Yu, Michigan State University College of Law

  • Prof. Mark R. Levy, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, Michigan State University

9:15

eGovernance, Control and Intermediaries

 

Moderator and Speaker:

  • Prof. Randy Kluver, School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University

"The Architecture of Control: A Chinese Strategy for E-governance"

Speakers:

  • Derek E. Bambauer, Research Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School

"Internet Filtering in China 2004-2005"

  • Chen Xiaoyan, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University

"Internet Police in China: Regulation, Scope and Myth" (with Ang Peng Hwa)

  • Zhao Jinqiu, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University

"China's Control over the Internet: A Mission Impossible?"

12:00

Keynote Luncheon

 

Presentation of Awards for the Graduate Student Paper Competition (co-sponsored by the School of Communication & Information at Nanyang Technological University)

  • Dean Ang Peng Hwa, School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University

Keynote Speaker:

  • Prof. Chin-Chuan Lee, Head, Department of English and Communication, City University of Hong Kong

"New Media, Social Mobilization, and Political Control in China: Notes and Observations"

2:00

Legal Challenges in Digital China

 

Moderator:

  • Prof. Adam Candeub, Michigan State University College of Law

Speakers:

  • Dr. Tuen-yu Lau, Director, Master of Communication in Digital Media Program, University of Washington

"Internet Regulations in China"

  • Prof. Benjamin Liebman, Columbia University School of Law

"Courts and the Internet: Justice or Populism?" (Part I)

  • Prof. Timothy Wu, University of Virginia School of Law

"Courts and the Internet: Justice or Populism?" (Part II)

  • Prof. Peter K. Yu, Michigan State University College of Law

"The Path of Sinicyberlaw"

Commentator:

  • Prof. Eric Easton, University of Baltimore School of Law

3:45

Coffee Break

 

4:15

eCommerce and Digital Intellectual Property

 

Moderator:

  • Prof. Peter K. Yu, Michigan State University College of Law

Speakers:

  • George Yijun Tian, Visiting Scholar, University of Washington School of Law; Ph.D. Candidate, University of New South Wales

"Growth of the Internet and Establishment of Proper Digital Copyright Strategies: China as a Case Study"

  • Prof. Charles Steinfield, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, Michigan State University

"When do SMEs Benefit from E-Commerce in an Industrial Cluster? Evidence from a Biotech Cluster"

  • Prof. Jane K. Winn, University of Washington School of Law

"Electronic Commerce Law with Chinese Characteristics?"

  • Prof. Xue Hong, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong

"Digital Agenda in China—A Critical Study of IPR Protection on the Internet"

Commentator:

  • Prof. Matt Jackson, Department of Telecommunications, Penn State University

6:00

Friday Sessions Adjourned

 

7:00

Dean's Dinner Reception

 

May 24, 2005

 

8:30

Continental Breakfast

 

9:00

Informatization and Social Change

 

Moderator:

  • Prof. Mark R. Levy, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, Michigan State University

Speakers:

  • Prof. Kathleen Hartford, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts-Boston

"Not Just the Net: What Informationizing China Really Means"

  • Andrea Leung, Representative-U.S. and Canada, Social Brain Foundation

"Usages of Social Software for Social Changes in China"

  • Prof. Jack Linchuan Qiu, School of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong

"Space, Class and ICT in the Pearl River Delta"

10:45

Coffee Break

 

11:00

Connecting the Billions

 

Moderator:

  • Prof. Jack Linchuan Qiu, School of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Speakers:

  • Jiang Min, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Communication, Purdue University

"Chinese Network State? Chinese E-government in the Age of Technological Revolution and Social Change"

  • Kevin Y. Wang, Master of Communication in Digital Media Program, University of Washington

"Public Service in the Information Age: A Study of E-Government in Taiwan"

  • Wu Yuehua, Ph.D. Candidate, College of Communication Arts & Sciences, Michigan State University

"E-government in China: A Preliminary Exploration of Provincial E-government Differences"

12:30

Luncheon

 

2:00

New Media and New Propaganda

 

Moderator:

  • Prof. Jane Briggs-Bunting, School of Journalism, Michigan State University

Speakers:

  • Prof. Chen Huailin, Department of Communication, University of Macao

"The Impact of Internet Use on the Acceptance of the Party Propaganda in China"

  • Zhan Li, Ph.D. Candidate, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

"The New Medium Internet vs. the 'Internet News Media': A Case Study of the Chinese Government's Strategic Utilization of the Internet as a New Terrain of Journalism Reform"

Commentator:

  • Rebecca MacKinnon, Research Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School

3:30

Coffee Break

 

4:00

Internet Governance and Asia's Digital Future

 

Moderator:

  • Dean Ang Peng Hwa, School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University

Speakers:

  • Dr. Madanmohan Rao, Research Director, Asian Media Information and Communication Centre

"The Internet in China and India: Two Giants, Two Tracks"

  • Tsui Lokman, Ph.D. Candidate, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

"Use and Regulation of Satellite Internet (VSAT) in the Asia-Pacific Region"

Commentator:

  • Izumi Aizu, Institute for HyperNetwork Society

5:45

Closing Remarks

 

Prof. Peter K. Yu, Michigan State University College of Law

 

6:00

Conference Adjourned

 

7:00

Dinner Reception

 

Golden Wok Restaurant

2755 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Benjamin Liebman & Tim Wu, China's Network Justice, 8 Chi. J. Int'l L. 257 (2007)

 

Jane K. Winn & Song Yuping, Can China Promote Electronic Commerce Through Law Reform? Some Preliminary Case Study Evidence, 20 Colum. J. Asian L. 415 (2007)

 
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