Penn Media Scholars in China Capstone Presentations

PMSC at Beijing Sculpture Park
20 Sep 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Annenberg School, 3620 Walnut Street, Room 500
Student Presentations

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Join us for the public capstone presentations by the 2017 Penn Media Scholars in China participants. RSVP here

PMSC, a new summer institute directed and led by Professor Guobin Yang, took eight Penn undergraduate students to Beijing and Hangzhou to study media industries, institutions, and citizens’ everyday media practices. From June 5-30, 2017, PMSC gave students a first-hand understanding of the rapidly growing and developing media industry in China through site visits, interactions with media professionals, and conversations with students.

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Opening Remarks: Guobin Yang, Grace Lee Boggs Professor of Communication and Sociology

Platforms and Apps

Moderator: Megan Genovese, Ph.D. student, Annenberg School for Communication

  • Joy Lee C’20 - "WeChat: The Ultimate Connected Ecosystem"
  • Danielle Goh C’20 - “Digital Media’s Integral Role in Advancing Consumer and Corporate Social Responsibility in China”
  • Nick Hunsicker C’19 - "The Mediated Life of Chinese Gay Men: An Exploration of the Role of Gay Apps on the Gay Community in China"

Privacy and Censorship

Moderator: Ran Liu, Ph.D. candidate, Penn Department of Sociology

  • Nick Joyner C’19 - “Tunneling Under the Firewall: Student VPN Usage and Western Media Consumption.”
  • Youlim Lee C’18 - “Privacy Protection of New Chinese Media Platforms” 
  • Gene Pak C’20 - “Media Censorship's Influence over University Students' Ability to Produce Media”

Perception and Standpoints

Moderator: Guobin Yang, Grace Lee Boggs Professor of Communication and Sociology

  • Yi Ching Skylar Tang C’19 - "Exploring the Chinese Audience's Perception of Imported Western Films and Television Series"
  • Karen Yang C’20 - "Truth in the Eye of the Beholder: The Conflicting Values of American and Chinese Media"

*Pizza will be served, so please RSVP if you plan to attend.*

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