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The 19th Chinese Internet Research Conference: China and the Future of the Internet



Although the world’s largest internet market by several measures, China’s online universe remains under-studied. The Chinese Internet Research Conference (CIRC) is a key annual event for scholars from various disciplinary backgrounds to share insights into how internet technology is transforming the economic, political, cultural, social, and health sectors of Greater China and beyond.


This year, Hong Kong Baptist University plays host to the 19th CIRC, “China and the Future of the Internet”. The virtual event, from 23–24 May, is also slated as an official pre-conference event of the International Communication Association Conference. More than 40 scholars from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore, Europe and the United States will be presenting their research in nine panels. They will interrogate a wide range of issues such as fact-checking in the digital age, global perspectives on the Chinese Internet, cross-platform analysis of the Chinese Internet, media technologies, digital economy, social order, and the impacts of digital technologies on culture, health and environment in Greater China. Jonathan Jian-Hua Zhu of the City University of Hong Kong will deliver the keynote speech, titled “Adding Evidence-based Evaluation (EbE) to Research on Chinese Internet Research”.


The conference is organised by the School of Communication and Film’s Centre for Media and Communication Research.


Click here to visit the conference website.