[Air-L] Call for applications 4th Europe-China Dialogue: Media and Communication Studies Summer School Beijing, China (10/07-19/07, 2017)

Gianluigi Negro gianluigi.negro at usi.ch
Tue Apr 11 01:30:58 PDT 2017

Dear AIR colleagues sorry for cross-posting.
I would like to share with you this call for applications addressed to PhD candidates the four edition of Europe-China Dialogue: Media and Communication Studies Summer School.
Best wishes

The 4th Europe-China Dialogue:
Media and Communication Studies Summer School
Beijing, China  (10/07-19/07, 2017)

After the successful experience in the past three years, the China Media Observatory of Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in cooperation with School of Journalism and Communication of Peking University, will operate the FOURTH edition of Europe-China Dialogue: Media and Communication Studies Summer School at Peking University between 10/07/2017 and 19/07/2017.
The program is open to the full variety of academic work from the field of communication and media studies for scholars at their early academic careers, PhD students and master students who have strong academic interests. It aims to bring together researchers from Europe, China, and North America in order to debate contemporary issues in media, communication, political economy and cultural studies. This year, the Summer School is specifically themed to discuss the challenges posed by the digitalization of the media sphere and the new trends in global communication.
Inspired from the ECREA Doctoral Summer School, this summer school aims to provide: a high qualified international setting where professors from Europe, China and the United States will present and discuss their updated research work; and a high supportive international setting where students participants can present their ongoing work, receive feedbacks on their current or future research projects from international experts and meet students and academics from other countries, establishing valuable contacts for the future.
The main learning format of the summer school is due to 3 parts:
Lectures: each of the invited professors and scholars will give a talk according to their recent research focus (all in English). Proposed topics will include:

Western Faculty:
Prof. Giuseppe Richeri, New Trends in Global Film Industry, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland;
Prof. Daniel Perrin, Professional text production and the digital literacy shift: From focused writing to writing by-the-way, Zurich University of Applied Science, Winterthur, Switzerland
Prof. Daya Thussu,  BRICS and Shifting Paradigms of Global Communication; International News in the 'post-truth' era, University of Westminster, London, UK;
Prof. Matthew Hibberd, Communicating Climate Change, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland;
Prof. Gabriele Balbi, History of digital media: main global trends, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland;
Prof. Natalie  Coulter, The Globalization of Children's Culture in the Chinese Context,York University, Toronto, Canada;
Dr. Emma Lupano, Chinese Journalists Values in a Global Media Sphere, University of Milan, Milan, Italy;
Dr. Gianluigi Negro A Plea for the Internet Histories, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland;
Dr. Zhan Zhang When Narrative Meets Network: Tracing International News In A Digital World, University of Southern California, USA.

Chinese Faculty:
Prof. Jack Linchuan Qiu, Goodbye iSlave: Toward a Sustainable Digital Economy
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong;
Prof. Xigen  LI, Studying New Media with a Social Science Approach, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong;
Prof. HU Yong, When Chinese Internet is no longer Anonymous, Peking University, Beijing;
Prof. LU Shaoyang, New Development of Chinese Film Industry, Peking University, Beijing;
Prof. JIANG Fei, Mapping or Remapped: Intercultural Interpretation of China Media-Going-Out-Policy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing;
Prof. GUO Zhenzhi, Chinese Media: History and Current Development, Tsinghua University, Beijing;
Prof. SHI Anbin, From NWICO, WSIS to UNM: Remapping the Topography for Global Communication, Tsinghua University, Beijing;
Prof. HU Baijing, The Internet, Crisis Communication and Social Identity, Renmin University University, Beijing;
Prof. CHEN Kaihe, Searching for Mutual Understanding: China's Practices in International Public Relations, Peking University, Beijing;
Prof. LIU Xinchuan, New Media & Risk Society, Peking University, Beijing.
Prof. Xu Jing, Strategic Risk Communication on Food Safety in China, Peking University, Beijing.

Students Feedback Workshops: participant students will present their research projects and receive structured, qualified and multi-voiced feedback on their work from summer school lecturers and students, which allow students to improve the quality of their academic work theoretically and structurally, stimulate their further research interests;

Media Dialogue:
Two dialogues with media experts from European and Chinese media organizations will be set in the Summer School. In some cases, when possible, the Dialogue will be arranged on site at the media organization, where students can personally observe the media practice.

We will only enroll 30 student participants to the program. The composition of selected students will be ideally (but not limited to) half from Chinese institutions and half from European and other institutions from other places of the world. 3 ECTs will be granted to those students who participated the whole program.
To apply: All participants are required to send an abstract (up to 500 words) of their research projects before 01/05/2017 to chinamediaobservatory at gmail.com. The confirmation of acceptance will be sent by 15/05/2017, and the full-draft of research project should be sent before 15/06/2017.

Admission fee and payment:
The admission fee of the summer school is 600 euros (with accommodation) or 300 euros (without accommodation), which includes the participation of the whole program, one day-tour in Beijing, and one farewell dinner. If student needs accommodation during their stay in Beijing, you should send a notice together with the abstract before 01/05/2017.
Two scholarships award will be given to the best student participants, and the Summer School admission fee will be waived for the winners. The Summer School Scientific Committee will also recommend the winners to the Swiss-Excellence Scholarship 2017-2018.

China Media Observatory at USI:  http://www.chinamediaobs.org/
School of Journalism and Communication, Peking University: http://sjc.pku.edu.cn/English.aspx

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Institutional Contributors:
UK-China Media and Cultural Studies Association (UCMeCSA), United Kingdom.
Department of Applied Linguistics, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Switzerland.
US-China Institute, University of Southern California (USC), the United States.
Confucius Institute, University of Milan.

Dr. Zhan Zhang, Project Manager in Europe/America  zhanz at usc.edu
Prof. Xu Jing, Project Manager in China/Asia  xujing at pku.edu.cn

Gianluigi Negro
PhD - Research fellow
China Media Observatory
Università della Svizzera italiana
Via Giuseppe Buffi 13
CH-6900 Lugano
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Twitter @giginegro

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