New Media and Citizenship in Asia:

Social Media, Politics, and Community-Building


Description Program Participants Photos

Panel 1 - Newly Emerging Forms of Citizenship: Opportunities and Challenges in the Era of New Media

Minorities and Online Political Mobilization: Investigating "Acts of Citizenship" Cheryll Ruth R. Soriano (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

From Active Consumers to Active Citizens: Social Media and Political Consumerism in China Mihye Seo (University at Albany, State University of New York, USA), Shaojing Sun (Fudan University, China), Jinhee Kim (Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea)

Online Public Opinion as an Agenda-Builder in the Issue Development of China Yunjuan Luo (Texas Tech University, USA)

Wisdom of the Crowd: Understanding Online Personal Privacy in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Patrick Sharbaugh (RMIT International University, Vietnam)


Panel 2 - Social Media, Elections, and Political Participation

Campaigning with Weibo: Independent Candidates’ Use of Social Media in Local Peoples’ Congress Elections in ChinaFei Shen (City University of Hong Kong, China)

Social Media and Elections in Authoritarian Democracies: The Cases of Malaysia and Singapore Weiyu Zhang (National University of Singapore, Singapore), Joanne Lim Bee Yin (University of Nottingham, Malaysia)

Keyboardism End Up Political Party: Citizenship, Digital-Media Based Movement, and the Paradoxes in Indonesia Desideria Cempaka Wijaya Murti (University of Atma Jaya Yogyakata, Indonesia)

Blogs and the Rhetorical Publics in Singapore Natalie Pang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Debbie Goh (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Mobile Phone Rumors as “Weapons of the Weak”: Mobile Communication and Contentious Politics in Contemporary China Jun Liu (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

 

Methodology Workshop: Computational Social Science Approaches to Studying Political Communication

Speakers: Jonathan Zhu (City University of Hong Kong, China), Han Woo Park (Yeungnam University, South Korea), Marko M. Skoric (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

 

Panel 3 - New Media, Civic Networks, and Citizen Mobilization

Distant Democracy: Mobile Phone and Political Discussion among Migrant Laborers in Singapore Rajiv G. Aricat (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Implications of Self-Report Error for Mobile Communication Research: Comparative Study of Japan and the U.S. Tetsuro Kobayashi (National Institute of Informatics, Japan), Jeffrey Boase (Ryerson University, Canada), Takahisa Suzuki (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan)

Old Cemeteries and Railways, New Media and New Politics: Heritage and Green Politics Goes Digital in Singapore Kai Khium Liew (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Natalie Pang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Brenda Chan (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Shared Identity and Collective Actions of a Twitter-Based Community in South Korea Sujin Choi (University of Texas at Austin, USA), Han Woo Park (Yeungnam University, South Korea)

Social Media Use and Political Engagement in Korea: Nonlinear Interplay Between Categories of Social Networking Sites and Age GroupsNojin Kwak (University of Michigan, USA), Scott Campbell (University of Michigan, USA), Dam Hee Kim (University of Michigan, USA)