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China behind the Media
October 15, 2018 - 10:00-16:45
What does China look like behind the dominant media images? In this seminar, scholars who have spent years studying China’s political system and society debate the most important current developments. The seminar is free of charge.
In Western media China increasingly comes across as an ever more authoritarian state. At the same time, the country is taking the responsibility to help address climate change and global poverty. We hear that China is a global economic miracle, as well as a potential threat to democracy. In this publicly open seminar, some of the world’s foremost experts on Chinese society, politics and environment discuss what China looks like behind the media images.
Organized in three panels, scholars will debate short and long term developments in the political system, which global ambitions the Communist Party is cultivating, the human rights situation in Xinjiang, feminist activism, and how the government and the public are responding to environmental degradation and climate change.
Date and time: 15 December 2018, 10:00-16:45
Organizer: Airborne University of Oslo (UiO)
Venue: Litteraturhuset (room: Nedjma), Wergelandsveien 29, 0167 Oslo