Vortrag: Looking Back on China's Political Reports: And How They Help Us Look Ahead

11.01.2018 | 12:00

David Bandurski (Hongkong); Qian Gang (Hongkong)

In this talk, Qian Gang and David Bandurski will discuss the lessons about China's political culture and present political environment as they can be glimpsed in the political report to the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, held in October 2017, and other key documents. They will talk about the nature and origins of China's political discourse, and both its advantages and limitations as a reflection of political affairs. This will also involve looking at China's evolving media landscape. 

David Bandurski is currently adjunct lecturer and researcher at the Journalism Media Studies Center (JMSC) at the University of Hong Kong. Here, he has led China Media Project's English-language research for more than 12 years.

As a freelance writer, he has written for many publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Far Eastern Economic Review. In addition to his writing and research, he is a producer of Chinese independent films through his Hong Kong-based production company, Lantern Films.

David Bandurski is a member of the Executive Committee of PEN Hong Kong and received a Human Rights Press Award in 2007 for an investigative piece on China’s use of professional associations to enforce internet censorship guidelines, and was recipient of a Merit Prize in Commentary in 2006.

Qian Gang and David Bandurski are currently Richard von Weizsäcker fellows of the Robert Bosch Academy.

Website: https://jmsc.hku.hk/people/david-bandurski/

Zeit & Ort

11.01.2018 | 12:00

Neubau "Holzlaube", Room 1.1062