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This is an adapted version of a conference presentation I gave at SUNY-Brockport in April 2008. The title of the conference was– “Reconsidering The ‘Orient” and ‘Occident’ in the 21st Century: Observing the 30th Anniversary…
In their single-minded pursuit of economic growth, China’s leaders have long overlooked public health — which, by some measures, is now worse than under Mao. Despite recent reforms, China’s citizens keep getting sicker, threatening the country’s health-care system, the economy … Continue reading
Dateline investigates the increase in cancer cases in rural China, which is being blamed on toxic industrial waste poisoning the water supply.
Burgess and Green argue that: ordinary people who become celebrities through their own creative efforts “remain within the system of celebrity native to, and controlled by, the mass media” (Reader, page 269) Nick Goudry argued that ordinary citizen and celebrity … Continue reading
Last year, an incident named the “Li Gang GATE” has bombed the web in China, and everyone online is talking about LiGang, and his son. Despite it not being a worldwide sensation, to some extend, it is similar to the … Continue reading
Ai WeiWei is one of the artist who design the Olympic main stadium- Bird nest in China, and his artwork of porcelain sun flower is also made him well know in the world arts circle. However, because he is too … Continue reading
My friend told me that the Lady gaga, the official proved version has followed her on twitter! Jealous, I don’t know why she only added her, is that simply because my profile photo doesn’t looks like monster? I like twitter, … Continue reading
I bought a new laptop last April, and there is no any Microsoft in it, so I bought a Microsoft office which cost me like 150 dollar, I take home and my roommate call me a idiot because she know … Continue reading
While discussing YouTube, José van Dijck argues that the site’s interface influences the popularity of videos through ranking tactics that promote popular favorites (Reader, page 94). How do ranking tactics impact on the formation online ‘communities’? Some rights reserved by … Continue reading