China Talks: Professor Bu Wei

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A joint-event organized by the research priority areas on "Media and Communications in Transitional Societies" and "Journalism Studies," Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, and Nordic Institute for Asia Studies (NIAS). The talk is also part of the China Talks series, UCPH.

Speaker: Bu Wei, Professor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences & NIAS associate

Chair: Jun Liu, Assistant Professor, Department of Media, Cognition and Communication

Abstract: On the base of criticism on traditional communication for development, there has been emerging communication activism scholarship featured by commitment to social justice, and combination of theory and practice (actions) since 2000. This talk tries to discuss the concept, focal questions, strategies and challenges of the action-oriented communication research in Chinese context. 

Bio: Bu Wei is a professor at the Institute of Journalism and Communication (IJC), the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and the director of the Research Center for Children and Media, based at the IJC of CASS. She is a NIAS affiliate. Bu Wei mainly does research on the communication/ICT for development and social change, children/youth’s use of media/ICTs and their sub-culture, feminist media studies, media literacy education, NGOs and communication activisms, and communication research methodology. She has worked for UNICEF, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNIFEM as consultant on communication, child protection, gender, HIV/AIDS, human trafficking, violence against women and children, and girls' development. Bu Wei is also active as consultant or volunteer for several NGOs such as Beijing Migrant Workers Home, Power Bass D (a Worker's Band), the Network against Domestic Violence and the Media Watch.