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China Internet Conference At Berkeley

By - April 15, 2004

The Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley, where I have taught for the past few years, is sponsoring a conference April 30 and May 1 on “China’s Digital Future: Advancing The Understanding of China’s Information Revolution.” More information on the conference is in the extended entry below, but I wanted to let this audience know about it, as I helped the school create China Digital News, a blog covering these issues, and will be moderating a panel. Admission is free.

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The Berkeley China Internet Project and the New Media Program at the
UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism present:
China’s Digital Future
Advancing The Understanding of China’s Information Revolution
Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1, 2004
 
North Gate Hall and Sibley Auditorium in Bechtel Hall
UC Berkeley campus
Welcome and Opening Remarks: Orville Schell, Dean of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism; AnnaLee Saxenian, Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Information Management and Systems; and Gong Wen Xiang, Dean of Peking University’s School of Journalism and Communication
Keynote Speaker: Lawrence Lessig, Stanford University Law School. Introduced by Xiao Qiang, Director, UC Berkeley China Internet Project
This conference is free and open to the public. For details, including registration, visit: http://journalism.berkeley.edu/conf/chinadf

Co-sponsors: UC Berkeley’s Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, School of Information Management and Systems, Institute of East Asian Studies, Center for New Media; Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS); and The Office of the Chancellor; and the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California; Intellectual Property & Communications Law Program, DCL College of Law at Michigan State University; School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University; and the School of Journalism & Communication, Peking University.

Conference Program
Friday, April 30, 2004 Sibley Auditorium

Welcome and Opening Remarks 1-2:00 p.m.

Internet Development in China 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Panelists:
Jack Linchuan Qiu, USC Annenberg School for Communication
Duncan Clark, BDA China Ltd., China
Mao Xianghui, Yifang Inc., China
Stella Xi Jin, IDG Ventures, San Francisco
Hal Varian, UC Berkeley School of Information Management and Systems (moderator)

Regulation and Control of the Internet 3:45-5:00 p.m.

Panelists:
Cindy Cohn, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Bill Xia, Dynamic Internet Technology Inc.
Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard Law School
Cheng Jie, Tsing Hua Law School, China
John Battelle (moderator), UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Reception 5:15 p.m. UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, North Gate Hall Courtyard and Library, Euclid & Hearst

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Saturday, May 1, 2004
Continental Breakfast 8:30-9:30 a.m. Courtyard and Library, North Gate Hall. (Conference moves to Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Hall)

Welcoming Remarks 9:30-10:00 a.m.

Keynote Address: Lawrence Lessig, Stanford University Law School professor 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Standards, Infrastructures, and Designs 11:15-12:30 p.m.
Panelists:
John Gage, Sun Microsystems Inc.
Andrew McLaughlin, Google Inc.
Izumi Aizu, International University of Japan
Alex Zixiang Tan, Syracuse University School of Communication Studies
Peter K. Yu (moderator), Michigan State University

Lunch 12:30-1:30 p.m. Courtyard and Library, North Gate Hall

Keynote Discussion: Public Opinion in Chinese Cyberspace 1:30- 2:30 p.m.
Haibo Lu, Sohu.com, China and Chunyuan Liang, Sina.com, China.
Moderated by: Xiao Qiang, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

The Social Impact of the Internet 2:45-4:00 p.m.
Panelists:
Benjamin L. Liebman, Columbia Law School
Bu Wei, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
Ashley Esarey, Columbia University
Susan Shirk, UC San Diego
Randy Kluver (moderator), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The Challenges of the New Media in China 4:15-5:30 p.m.
Panelists:
Liang Lu, BlogDriver Inc., China
Fons Tuinstra, Chinabiz Ltd., China
Andrew Lih, University of Hong Kong
Richard Baum, UCLA Center for Chinese Studies
Paul Grabowicz (moderator), UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Closing Remarks 5:45 p.m.


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