The state of public opinion in China 10/10/2013
October 10, 2013
The first part is a general introduction to Chinese new media and public opinion development. Then with key concepts from structration theory of Giddens, the speaker tries to categorize Chinese public opinion supervision into three structrational relations：
It highlights the fact that more and more grassroots agents with discursive and practical consciousness are taking full advantage of various communication rules and resources for daily-use and routinization of public opinion supervision as a social institutional practice, which may finally push forward Chinese social development.
Dr. Xu Jing is professor at Peking University, School of Journalism and Communication. She got her Doctoral degree at the same university. Her research interests focus on new media and public opinion. She was visitor professor at Hong Kong Chinese University and Loyal Institute of Techonology (KTH), Stockhom; senior associated member al il St. Anthony’s College, Oxford Universtiy. She is author of Political Communications in the Great Leap forward Movement in 1958, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Social Science Press, 2004; General Introduction to Communication Theories, Tsinghua University Press, 2007; Public Opinion: an Introduction, Peking University Press, 2009.