Lecture on social media, antagonisms in HK

by | Aug 13, 2013 | News

The Ateneo de Manila University Chinese Studies Program, Konrad Adenuaer Asian Center for Journalism, and Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies will host a lecture on Social Media and Everyday Antagonisms in Hong Kong, China by Dr Jonathan Corpus Ong on Friday, August 16 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm at Leong Hall Conference 206, Ateneo de Manila Loyola campus.


It will be about the increasing social hostilities between Hong Kongers and mainland Chinese tourists and immigrants in Hong Kong and the genre of video and photography as media practices of moral surveillance.


Dr Ong is a lecturer in media and communications at the University of Leicester in United Kingdom. He was a Bill Gates Trust scholar when he received his PhD in sociology from Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge. His first book entitled The Poverty of Television: Suffering, Ethics and the Media will be published by Anthem Press. Dr Ong’s current research, funded by Hong Kong Baptist University, is on hate speech and migrant politics in Chinese social media.


Interested participants may confirm their attendance through telephone numbers +63 2 426-6001 locals 5208/5280 (Ritch) or 5284 (Manilyn).

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