China Media Centre 2012 Spring Seminar
Photojournalism in ChinaSpeaker: AN Guanxi, XIANG Mei Date: Thursday, 29th March 2012 Time: 11am-1pm Venue: A 7.3 Chair: Guo Dawei OPEN TO ALL Mr. AN Guanxi is now a Visiting Scholar at the China Media Centre, University of Westminster. He also joined University Missouri in the US in 2010 as a visiting scholar. Mr. An was the director of Photo Department in Oriental Morning Post based in Shanghai for more than 5 years. He obtained his Master degree from the first Master Course organized for Chinese photojournalists to learn digital media in 2008. In this seminar, Mr. An will introduce photojournalism in China; the requirements of photojournalists, agenda setting and the trend of photojournalism. Mrs. XIANG Mei has rich experience working for the Olympic games as media operator. Before join Xinhua News Agency as photojournalist and editor in 2009, she worked for the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of 29th Olympiad as a project manager in Photo Services of Media Operations. In 2011, Mrs. XIANG moved to London. She is now studying Media Management at University of Westminster, while working for Xinhua News agency’s London bureau as well as working for 2012 London Olympic as media operator. She will talk through her experiences as a photojournalist, editor and media operator during big events. More about China Media Centre and seminars see http://chinamediacentre.org/ If you have any inquiry about CMC events, please contact Miao Mi at firstname.lastname@example.org
‘EVERYTHING DEPENDS ON LOVE’:
CHINESE CHRISTIANITY AND THE PARTY
Speaker: Dr GerdaWielander Date: Monday 5th March Time: 2-4pm Venue: A 6.8 Maria Hewlett Building (A Block) Harrow Campus Chair: Prof Hugo de Burgh OPEN TO ALL
This talk asks the question what influence Christian values have had on social and political values in post-socialist China. Christianity, understood as an ideological source of social and political values, informs both official ideology and ‘dissident’ ideology, albeit in different ways and to a different extent, and is an increasingly accepted source of social moral and ethics in contemporary China. I argue that while we tend to think of China as an atheist, secular state, it is in fact vital to understand the importance religion plays in the state's response to emerging new values in society without giving ground in terms of a more democratic system.Biography:
Gerda Wielander’s research interest lies in contemporary China’s social and political development. Most recently she has been interested in the way Christian belief is influencing and shaping political discourse in contemporary China. She has published several articles in this field and has been awarded an AHRC Fellowship in 2012 to complete her book on Christian values in Communist China (to be published with Routledge in 2013).
GerdaWielander was educated in Vienna and Beijing. She obtained an M.A. in Chinese Studies in 1990 with a dissertation on Liang Qichao’s historiography, including a first translation into German of Liang’s “XinShixue” (New Historiography). Her PhD (1995) investigated the Malaysian Chinese evaluation of China’s Democracy Movement (1976-1989) as expressed in the region’s vibrant Chinese press.
Gerda is Principal Lecturer in Chinese Studies and Director of the Undergraduate Languages Programme in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages. She has taught at a number of British universities including SOAS and Cambridge before coming to Westminster in a full-time capacity.
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China Central Television was the venue for a 2-day Workshop on British journalism organized by China Media Centre in October 2009. Speakers were Hugo de Burgh, CMC Director, Kevin Sutcliffe, C4’s Head of Current Affairs, Steve Hewlett, presenter of BBC’s The Media Show, Zhang Jie, Editor of CCTV’s News Investigation and Yang Rui, Presenter of CCTV’s Dialogue.
‘China and the New Green Deal’, a China Media Centre conference, was held in Parliament in June 2009. It was the 6th conference on China held by CMC in Parliament.http://www.chinadialogue.net/