[Air-L] Studying the Chinese Internet workshop, ANU, Canberra, 31 July & 1 August

Robert Ackland robert.ackland at anu.edu.au
Thu Jul 24 07:06:10 PDT 2014

Dear Colleagues,

The following workshop being held next week at the Australian National 
University, Canberra, may be of interest.

Robert Ackland


  Workshop - Studying the Chinese Internet

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      Thursday 31 July - Friday 1 August, Australian National
      University, Canberra

China has the world's largest number of internet users, a vibrant 
web-based economy and social media landscape, and a government intent on 
managing the technology's social and political effects. This two-day 
workshop brings the nascent study of the Chinese web to the Australian 
National University (ANU) with presentations by researchers from China 
studies, computer science and the social sciences.

The workshop is being organised by:

Australian Centre on China in the World <http://ciw.anu.edu.au/>, 
College of Asia & the Pacific
Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute 
<http://adsri.anu.edu.au>, College of Arts & Social Sciences

Workshop web page <http://adsri.anu.edu.au/news-chineseinternet>

download draft program (PDF) 


        Day 1 (Thursday 31 July) Training in social media analysis

A small group training session run by A/Prof Robert Ackland, involving 
an introduction to social network analysis and hands-on training in the 
NodeXL and VOSON tools for collecting and analysing social media and WWW 
hyperlink network data.

/Please note/ that there is a limit of 15 places for this training 
session so register quickly! Further, the training session is reserved 
for people who will also be attending Day 2 of the workshop. Also note 
that participants will need to provide their own laptops running Windows 
Excel 2007/2010/2013 and with NodeXL pre-installed (NodeXL does not work 
on Macs!). Registered participants will be given further details on the 
training session.

        Day 2 (Friday 1 August) Research presentations

Presentations by researchers working on the political or social impact 
of the internet in China, methods for studying the Chinese web, or 
emerging research agendas on related questions.

          *Keynote presentation*

  * 'Charting the Landscape of Chinese Social Media: What We Know and
    What We Don't Know from Existing Research' by Professor Jonathan
    Zhu, Director of the Web Mining Lab, City University of Hong Kong.

          *Other presentations*

  * "A Web Analysis of HIV Information Delivery in China", Dr Robert
    Ackland, Australian National University and Dr Jiaying Zhao,
    Australian National University
  * "Predicting Depressed Individuals with Suicide Ideation Using Social
    Media Data", Jin Han, Australian National University
  * "Analyzing Events in Chinese Microblogs", Dr Lexing Xie, Australian
    National University
  * "Preliminary Analysis of Muslim Networking on the Chinese Web", Dr
    Wai Yip Ho, Hong Kong Institute of Education
  * "Multiple Identity Formation via Social Media by Professional
    Chinese Immigrants to Australia", Dr Jerry Watkins, University of
    Canberra and Dr Chong Han, University of Western Sydney
  * "Human Flesh Searching in the Greater China Region", Dr Lennon
    Chang, City University of Hong Kong
  * Ryan Manuel, Australian National University (title TBA)
  * Dr Michael Jensen, University of Canberra and Wei Si, University of
    Canberra (title TBA)


        Day 1 Training session

Room 1.04, Coombs Extension, Building 8
Corner of Garran and Fellows Road
Australian National University

        Day 2 Research presentations

Seminar room, Australian Centre on China in the World
Building 188, Fellows Lane
Australian National University

download draft program (PDF) 

ANU campus map <http://campusmap.anu.edu.au/>


Please register for the workshop <https://chineseinternet.eventbrite.com.au>

Registration is free. Please note that people registering for Day 1 
(training session) are also expected to register for Day 2 (research 
presentations). However, it is possible to register for Day 2 only.

      Workshop organisers

  * Dr Robert Ackland, VOSON & ADSRI, College of Arts & Social Sciences, ANU
  * Dr Wai Yip Ho, Department of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Institute of
  * Dr Sarah Logan, School of International and Political Studies,
    College of Asia & the Pacific, ANU
  * Ryan Manuel, Australian Centre on China in the World, College of
    Asia & the Pacific, ANU

      Further information

Robert Ackland
E: robert.ackland at anu.edu.au <mailto:robert.ackland at anu.edu.au>


Assoc. Prof. Robert Ackland
Deputy Director (Education)
Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute
Australian National University

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Web Social Science: Concepts, Data and Tools for Social Scientists in 
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