China & the Internet: Technology, Economy, and Society in Transition
A two-day conference at USC
Friday, May 30, 2003
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
In the words of the conference organizers:
China’s Internet has been growing exponentially since the mid-1990s. What was once foreign to the Beijing literati has now become home to 46 million Chinese. While worldwide Internet development has slowed down due to the dot-com clash, the Internet community in China continues to expand. To explore this interesting phenomenon, this two-day conference brings together scholars, policy analysts, industry leaders, journalists, and legal practitioners around the world.
Among the issues addressed are: Why can China sustain the Internet boom despite the current adverse conditions? What is the social, economic, and cultural impact of the Internet on China? What roles do government authorities, information technology firms, individual users, and foreign businesses play in shaping the new technology in China? How can China develop its information society under a socialist market economy?
The conference will be held at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles on May 30-31, 2003. It will be jointly sponsored by USC Annenberg School for Communication, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, Stanhope Centre for Communications Policy Research at London School of Economics, and the School of Journalism and Communication at Peking University in Beijing.
Papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Chinese Information Law, Technology & Society. They may also be published as a separate conference volume.
For details, consult the conference website http://ascweb.usc.edu/asc.php?pageID=304
Sponsor(s): USC Annenberg School for Communication, Cardozo School of Law (Yeshiva University, NY), School of Journalism & Communication (Peking University), Stanhope Centre for Communication & Policy Research