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East Asia Program: Amusement without Activism — Internet Satire in China

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Moynihan East Asia Program presents: Amusement without Activism: Internet Satire in China

In the U.S., political satirists are usually professional comedians like Steven Colbert or John Oliver.  In China, however, political satire is crowd-sourced by internet users.  These individuals and their goals have received surprisingly little scholarly scrutiny.  In this talk, Li Shao and Dongshu Liu present the results of an online survey exploring who these satirists are, why they do what they do, and what the political implications of their satire might be.

Li Shao and Dongshu Liu are both doctoral candidates in Political Science at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.  Their shared research interests relate to the internet and online activism in China.

Sponsored by the East Asia Program at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

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