CFP: Chinese Internet Research and Digital Asia Conferences at Leiden University, May 2018

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In May 2018, Leiden University will host a series of conferences and debates that deal with digital media and technological change in Asia. List members interested in how the internet, smartphones, and the so-called Web 2.0 are transforming societies, economics, and politics in the region may find the following two conference calls useful.

The 16th Chinese Internet Research Conference

Deadline for Abstracts: 1 February 2018.

Submissions: Via email, to the conference committee at

Details: From 22-23 May 2018, Leiden will welcome the 16th annual Chinese Internet Research Conference (CIRC16), which will explore the theme ‘modes of connection’, across social, economic, and political fields. For more details on this event, and for information on paper submissions, please see the full CIRC conference call. CIRC16 is an official pre-conference of the International Communication Association‘s 2018 meeting in Prague (from 24-28 May).

The 3rd Asiascape: Digital Asia Conference

Deadline for Abstracts: 1 February 2018.

Submission: Via the conference submission dropbox.

Details: On 29 May, the Leiden Asia Centre, Leiden Univeristy, and the International Institute for Asian Studies will host the 3rd Asiascape: Digital Asia (DIAS) conference. For more information on the conference and its theme ‘Rethinking Communities in the Age of the Digital’, please see the full conference call for papers.