Workshop - Studying the Chinese Internet 研究中国互联网／ 研究中國互聯網
Australian Centre on China in the World and Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute, Australian National University
Thursday, 31 July 2014 at 9:00 am - Friday, 1 August 2014 at 5:00 pm (AEST)
San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
China has the world's largest number of internet users, a vibrant web-based economy and social media landscape, and a government intent on managing the technology's social and political effects. This two-day workshop brings the nascent study of the Chinese web to The Australian National University and builds on the university's expertise in China studies, computer science and the social science of the internet.
Australian Centre on China in the World and Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute, Australian National University.
Day 1 (Thursday 31 July) training session
A small group training session run by A/Prof Robert Ackland, involving an introduction to social network analysis and hands-on training in the NodeXL and VOSON tools for collecting and analysing social media and WWW hyperlink network data.
Please note that we have a limit of 20 places for this training session so register quickly! Further, the training session is reserved for people who will also be attending Day 2 of the workshop. Participants will need to provide their own laptops running Windows Excel 2007/2010/2013 and with NodeXL pre-installed (NodeXL does not work on Macs!). Registered participants will be given further details on the training session.
Day 2 (Friday 1 August) research presentations
Presentations by researchers working on the political or social impact of the internet in China, methods for studying the Chinese web, or emerging research agendas on related questions. There will also be a keynote presentation by Professor Jonathan Zhu, Director of the Web Mining Lab at the City University of Hong Kong.
Registration is free. Please note that people registering for Day 1 (training session) are also expected to register for Day 2 (research presentations). However, it is possible to register for Day 2 only.