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April 3, 2019

BSS Brown Bag: Dr. Deb Lowry, "Cultural Resistance on China's Internet"

Start Time: April 3, 2019 1:00pm
End Time: April 3, 2019 2:00pm

BSS Brown Bag: Dr. Deb Lowry, Associate Professor of Sociology, Wednesday, April 3, 1:00 p.m., UMOM 309

Restrictions on certain types of public speech in the People’s Republic of China, fortified by its “Great Firewall” and “army of censors,” remain strong in the early 21st century. Still, everyday Chinese citizens find ways to circumvention censorship, air grievances, and mobilize protest. This presentation offers a glimpse into resistance on China’s internet and the extent to which people utilize the special attributes of Chinese language in those efforts.  Please join us for a fascinating conversation on contemporary China.  For more information, please contact Clark Hultquist athultquic@montevallo.edu

Individuals needing disability-related accommodations during this event should contact the host department or Disability Support Services (205.665.6250, DSS@montevallo.edu) as early as possible. Efforts will be made to accommodate all access requests regardless of timing, but the University cannot guarantee that requests made with less than one week’s notice can be met.