Culture • Communication • China

A One-Day Symposium
Friday - April 22, 2011
10 AM to 5 PM
Lehigh University: University Center 303
Free registration and free lunch

What we are after

  • A small, interactive conference for faculty and graduate students
  • Dedicated to the study of culture and communication in the context of China
  • Broad and interdisciplinary, across the humanities and social sciences
  • Time for discussion, questions, conversation, contemplation
  • Opportunities to meet new colleagues, collaborators, and perhaps friends

We are a 75-minute drive from New York and Philadelphia.  Registration, schedule, and directions are just below.  We hope you can join us.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Jack Lule, Director Global Studies


Conference Schedule

10:00-10:30 Arrivals, coffee, breakfast, conversation
10:30-11:15 Presentation: Professor Liu Kang, Duke University
author of Globalization and Cultural Trends in China
11:15-12:00 Questions and discussion
12:00-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:00 Presentation: Professor Zhao Yuezhi, Simon Fraser University
author of Communication in China: Political Economy, Power and Conflict
2:00-2:45 Questions and discussion
2:45-3:00 Coffee, conversation
3:00-4:45 Panel Discussion and Questions
4:45-5:00 Wrap Up


Liu Kang is Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies and Director of Program in Chinese Media and Communication Studies, Duke University, U.S.A. He is also Chair Professor and Dean of the Institute of Arts and Humanities at Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. He is the author of eight books, including Culture/Media/Globalization (Nanjing University Press, 2006), Globalization and Cultural Trend in China (University of Hawaii Press, 2003), Aesthetics and Marxism (Duke University Press, 2000), and Demonizing China (Chinese Social Sciences Academy Press, 1996), a bestselling book in Chinese which analyzes the American media’s coverage of China. His current projects include global surveys of China’s image, Chinese soft power and public diplomacy, and political and ideological changes in China.

Zhao Yuezhi is Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Global Communication at the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University. She is also Changjiang Lecture Professor at the Communication University of China. Her work concerns both domestic Chinese communication politics and the role of media and information technologies in the global transformations linking to China’s real and imagined rise as a major world political economic power. Dr. Zhao’s recent books include Communication in China: Political Economy, Power, and Conflict (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008) and the co-edited Global Communications: Toward a Transcultural Political Economy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008).


The event will be held in Room 303 of the University Center in the heart of Lehigh University's campus. Parking has been reserved in the Alumni Memorial Parking Garage, just west of the University Center on Brodhead Avenue. When you depart the parking garage, walk east, past the President's House, to the University Center.  For campus maps, please click here, or call (610) 758-3000.  For driving directions and area maps, please see below. 

Local Accomodations

Dr. Jack Lule, Director of Global Studies │ │ Phone: (610) 758-4177 │ Fax: (610) 758-6198
Globalization & Social Change Initiative │ Lehigh University │ 33 Coppee Drive, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015