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Digital Asia: Visions, Transformations, and Engagements

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Symposium, 350-årsjubileum

This event will discuss the Asian digital societies and findings from a interdisciplinary research project on China.

East and Southeast Asia is today one of the most dynamic regions when it comes to development and use of information and communication technologies, as well as home to the world’s largest Internet populations.

Through presentations this event will examine the socio-political contexts and uses of the Internet in a selected number of Asian countries such as China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia and Myanmar. The speakers will address both the everyday uses of new communication technologies as well as citizens new opportunities to discuss public affairs and become involved in civic and political mobilization.

This event is organized by the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies and open to everyone. No pre-registration is required. Welcome!


9.15-9.30 Welcome

9.30-10.15 The Limits and Prospects of Nerd Politics in Indonesia John Postill, Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow at RMIT University, Melbourne

10.15-10.45 Coffee break

10.45-11.30 SNS and Civil Society Online in Japan Muneo Kaigo University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba

11.30-12.15 Cyber-Urban Space: Digital Media and Protest Movements in Malaysia and Indonesia, Merlyna Lim, Canada Research Chair in Digital Media & Global Network Society, Carleton University

12.15-13.00 The World (Wide Web) through an App: Internet Use in Myanmar, Elisa Oreglia, Centre for Media Studies, SOAS, University of London.

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Chinese Digital Visions, Puzzles and Insights: Presentations from a research project at Lund University, Stefan Brehm, Annika Pissin, Barbara Schulte, Tommy Shih

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-17.00 Localising the Internet: Roundtable Discussion with John Postill, Muneo Kaigo, Merlyna Lim, Elisa Oreglia, Johan Lindquist, Hu Yong, Marina Svensson.

More information about the event.


This event is part of 'The Digital Society' science week, taking place between 24-30 April.
See all events during this science week (in Swedish)

See all our jubilee events.

26 April 2017 09:15 to 17:00
Nedre Palaestra
marina.svensson [at]

About the event

26 April 2017 09:15 to 17:00
Nedre Palaestra
marina.svensson [at]

Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies
Lund University
Sölvegatan 18 B, 223 62 Lund

Phone: +46 46 222 38 61
E-mail: info [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se