How have currents of nationalism changed in China over the past year on Tibet and other issues, and how has this impacted Chinese media? Veteran editorial writer Chang Ping, author of one of the most controversial Chinese editorials of 2008, talks about how Chinese writers struggle to assert their own ideas in an atmosphere of rising popular nationalism in China.
The Journalism and Media Studies Centre, The University of Hong Kong, invites you to a public seminar with Chang Ping, to be held on April 8 at 5pm. Please see the details below:
Writing Against the Grain: China’s ‘Unhappy’ New Nationalism and Commentary Writing
A talk by Chang Ping, columnist and editorial writer
WHEN: April 8, 2009, 5:00pm to 6:30pm
WHERE: Foundation Chamber, Eliot Hall, The University of Hong Kong
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Zhang Ping (Chang Ping) is one of China’s leading journalists. His commentary “Tibet: Nationalist Sentiment and the Truth,” unleashed an outpouring of hostility last year. He has served as news director at Southern Weekend, deputy editor-in-chief of The Bund magazine and deputy editor-in-chief of Southern Metropolis Weekly. He is currently a senior research fellow at the Southern Metropolis Communication Institute, and a guest professor at East China University of Political Science and Law.
Enquiries: Ms Rain Li (2219 4001/ [email protected])