The Point is to Change It
Exploring the Theory and Practice of Action-oriented Communication Research in China
Talk by Professor Bu Wei, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences & NIAS associate
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 on the Concept, Focal Questions, Strategies and challenges of the Action-oriented Communication Research in Chinese context.
Chair: Assistant Professor Jun Liu, Department of Media, Cognition and Communication.
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 researches on the Communication/ICT for Development and Social Chang, 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 girl’s development.
Bu Wei is also activist 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.
The event is organized jointly 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 Talk series at University of Copenhagen.