Wired China: From Weibo to WeChat

Talk by Liz Carter, PhD candidate in East Asian Linguistics, UCLA

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In "Wired China," Liz Carter provides an introduction to web culture in China; focusing on the social media platforms Weibo and WeChat and exploring topics such as censorship and the rise of a social credit system.

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Liz Carter is a Ph.D. candidate in East Asian Linguistics at UCLA. Prior to this, she worked as a Mandarin-English translator and journalist covering developments in PRC social media and politics. Her research interests include the intersection of linguistics and law, how censorship affects and inspires communication, and the teaching of Mandarin as a foreign language. Her publications include Let 100 Voices Speak (I.B. Tauris, 2015) and she is also co-author of The Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon (China Digital Times, 2013). Formerly managing editor of Tea Leaf Nation, she is also a contributor to the Los Angeles Review of Books China Channel.

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Published: Friday, May 22, 2020