28 August 2008

WORKSHOP - "The Beijing Olympics in Transnational China: Politics, economic reforms and the media game" (Curtin University, WA; 2 Oct 2008)

The Media-Asia Research Group (MARG) and the Centre for Advance Studies in Australia, Asia and the Pacific (CASAAP) present a workshop on:

The Beijing Olympics in Transnational China: Politics, economic reforms and the media game.

The international media’s focus in 2008 has been very much on Beijing as the host of the Olympic Games. While most of the reporting is on sports and the athletes, the Olympic Games is more than just a sporting event. In this workshop the connections between sports, media, nationhood and politics will be examined, with a focus on both the Chinese and international coverage of the games.

Venue: Bank West Theatre, Curtin University of Technology
Date and time: Thursday 2 October 2008, 10am to 12pm
Catered lunch: 12 noon
1.30pm, Level 3, Building 100, Curtin University (RSVP essential)

Professor Mobo Gao is the Director of the Confucius Institute and Professor of Chinese Studies at The University of Adelaide. Professor Gao has published widely in the areas of contemporary Chinese politics &
culture, Chinese migration to Australia and Chinese language.

Dr Anne-Marie Brady is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Communication in the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. She is a fluent Chinese language speaker whose research focuses on the Chinese Communist Party, China’s international relations and domestic politics, nationalism, and New Zealand’s past and present relations with China.

Associate Professor Wanning Sun is the Director of the Media-Asia Research Group (MARG) in the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts at Curtin University of Technology. She is also a Management Member of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Asia, Australia and the Pacific (CASAAP). Associate Professor Sun’s research interests include transnational Chinese migration and internal migration in China, transnational and diasporic media, gender, and social change.

For further information, and to RSVP to both the event and catered lunch, please contact:

Dr Denise Woods
Phone: 9266 3934