代写 CHNS 2613 COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN CHINA
代写 CHNS 2613 COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN CHINA
CHNS 2613 COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN CHINA
Tutorial Presentation (20% of unit assessment)
The tutorial presentation forms an integral part of learning in the unit. It is designed to give students
the opportunity to learn through independent research on a specific case relevant to one of the weekly
topics of the lectures. It is important that you only use credible and appropriate sources, which are
expected to be cited and listed as a reference list in both the presentation slides and the transcript you
submit. Students are free to choose any of the following topic so long as no other student presents it
(unless with the approval of the unit coordinator).
22 Mar-17 May 2016, as allocated (Please note different deadlines on the day of presentation for the
paper copy, oral presentation and transcript of presentation—details below).
The tutorial presentation includes three components: (1) an oral presentation in the tutorial class, (2) a
paper copy submission of the visual slides used for the presentation, and (3) an online submission of
the oral transcript of the presentation to Blackboard. Completing any of the three components of the
tutorial presentation is considered meeting the minimum requirement of completing the tutorial
Choose one of the following to do a 4-minute presentation in English to your fellow students in your
4 Mobilizing communication in the PRC in the Mao era
What is the “Learn from Lei Feng” campaign in the 1960s in the PRC? What was the
context in which the campaign was launched?
What is the “Anti-Confucius campaign” in the 1970s in the PRC? What was the context in
which the campaign was launched?
What are big-character posters (“da zhi bao”)? What is their origin in the 1960s in the PRC?
What is the origin of propaganda posters (not “da zhi bao”) in the PRC? What were/are their
5 Spreading ideas of the democracy movements in the PRC
What is the “Li Yi Zhe da zhi bao” in the 1978-9 pro-democracy movement in the PRC? In
what ways was it significant for the movement in terms of timing and content?
Where is the Xi dan democracy wall? What happened there during the 1978-9 democracy
movement in the PRC? How has the place become?
What is the Goddess of Democracy statute in the 1989 pro-democracy protests in
Tiananmen Square in Beijing? In what ways was it significant for the protests? What has
become of it?
Who is the “tank man” in the 1989 student protests in the PRC? What were the two main
opposing ways of interpreting the image, and by whom?
6 Media commercialization in the PRC reform era
What was the content of the television programme “Jiao dian fang tan” (Focus interview)
when it was first launched in the 1990s in the PRC? What was its significance to Chinese
citizens in the context of the country?
What role did the “Nan fang du shi bao” (Southern Metropolis Daily) play in news coverage
of the death of Sun zhi gang in Guangzhou 2003? How did the Chinese audience and the
authorities respond to it?
The “Bing dian” (Freezing point) weekly supplement was temporarily shut down in 2006.
What organisation published it? What was the cause of the closure then?
Why was the reason that journalists in “Xin jing bao” (Beijing News) went on strike in
December 2006? What change in management of the newspaper took place in 2011?
7 Television and cultural values in the PRC since 1990s
What was the format of the television programme “Chao ji nu sheng” (Supergirl), produced
by Hunan satellite television when it started in 2004? What were the criticisms that it drew
from the Chinese authorities? What happened to the program afterwards?
What was the format of the reality television show “Fei cheng wu rao” (You are the one),
produced by Jiangsu satellite television when it came out in 2010? What are some of the
values it has been criticised for spreading?
What is the content of the reality television show “Ba ba qu nae r” (Dad, where are we
going?)? What is the relationship between father and children in the program? What
environments are shown? How do these relationships and environments compare to average
life in the PRC?
8 Mobile phones and social changes in present-day PRC
What was the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) that broke out in China in 2003?
How did mobile text messaging in February that year in Guangdong correlate with the
timing of official release of information?
What was the Xiamen PX incident in 2007? In what ways did mobile phones help the
9 The Internet in the PRC: implications on freedom and democracy
In what ways did online forums in particular, and the Internet in general, help information
dissemination and action mobilisation during the earthquake in Wenchuan, Sichuan, in
How does Weibo compare to Twitter in functionalities?
How did Weibo help to empower two sisters who were escaping from the chase by officials
after their house in Yi huang county, Fu zhou city, was forcibly demolished in 2010?
10 Media and political changes in Hong Kong
What happened to Lee Bo, co-owner of Hong Kong publishing house Mighty Current and
bookstore Causeway Bay Books in December 2015? What are the main speculated reasons
for what happened to him?
What is the status of the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong? What did the China
Internet company, Alibaba Group Holding, say about its vision for the South China Morning
Post when it announced to buy it in Dec 2015?
11 Media in Taiwan’s democratization
When did the “anti-media monopoly movement” start in Taiwan? What are its goals?
When did the Taiwan Indigenous Television (TiTV) start? Who does it aim to serve, and
how does it do so?
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Accuracy of content 25
Richness of content (a minimum of two credible references) 30
Correct and proper citations and complete reference list (for slides and transcript) 10
Organization of material 5
Effective visual presentation for oral presentation 10
Clear and effective verbal communication during oral presentation 15
Effective submission (For paper copy of presentation slides: signed and completed cover
sheet, pages are stapled, font 12 minimum. For e-copy submission of transcript: copy is
typed, copy is submitted to BB as a single file, copy content is identical to presentation)
Time keeping of oral presentation (penalty for overrun)
Word count of transcript (penalty for excessive word length)
On-time submission (penalty for late presentation or late submission)
If you do not do the oral presentation and only submit the other two components of the presentation,
you get no mark for the three criteria that specifically apply to the presentation.
If you do not submit the paper copy of the presentation slides and submit the other two components
only, you get no mark for “effective submission” and then have the total marks multiplied by 80%.
If you do the presentation and submit the paper copy of the slides but do not submit the presentation
transcript, you get no mark for “effective submission” and then have the total marks multiplied by
Total marks for the presentation are multiplied by the “Relevance of answer to question” factor,
which ranges from “1” to “0”. If you do a presentation on a topic not listed above, you get “0” in this
criterion and the presentation.
1. To ensure time is available for discussion, any presentation that runs longer than 4 minutes
will have marks deducted proportionally according to the over-run. A leeway of 10 seconds is
tolerated without penalty. This means a 5-minute presentation will have 20% of the marks
deducted. If it is shorter than 4 minutes, no penalty applies but the presentation may suffer in
the “richness of content” criterion.
2. A 10 % leeway is allowed for the word count of the transcript. If the transcript runs under 450
or over 550 words, penalty applies proportionally to the total marks of all the criteria in the
table. The word count includes every word in the file except the list of references. You must
include an accurate word count in the document.
3. Penalty applies to the total marks of the presentation assignment if the transcript is submitted
after 10 am of the presentation day according to the Faculty policy of 2% per working day.
To ensure smoothing running of the presentations, you may change your presentation time
only with the approval of your tutor after the presentation times are allocated. If there is any
circumstance that prevents you from presenting at your scheduled time, you must seek her
approval well in advance for changing. Such request should be made before 9 am on the
Tuesday one week before the presentation. If you ask to change after this deadline, you must
give explanation and written documentary evidence to justify why you do not make the
request earlier. You may present in the week following without penalty only if your
explanation and evidence is accepted. If you miss your scheduled time of presentation
without prior approval, you may present in the week following. In such case, the
University’s late penalty of 2 percent deduction per working day applies to all the three
components of the tutorial presentation.
Topics are allocated in week 2 during tutorial time.
Before the presentation is given, you must submit to the tutor in the tutorial class a paper copy of the
visual presentation slides with a signed SLC assessment cover sheet. The copy must be typed and
identical to your presentation.
An e-copy of the transcript of the oral presentation is to be submitted to Blackboard by 10 am on the
same day of the presentation. The transcript is limited to 500 words (+/- 10%) per student.
Both the paper copy of the slides and the transcript are expected to include in-text citations as well as
a reference list of the cited works. Lecture powerpoints are not citable.
Do not use footnotes in your transcript. If you do, they form part of the word count. You are expected
to follow the APA 6 th citation style.
To submit your transcript, you have to agree to the compliance declaration on BB. On the BB page of
this unit, click “Assessments” on the left column. On the right panel that opens, click the folder
“Tutorial presentation”, then “Compliance declaration : Oral presentation transcript”, and “Begin” in
the window that opens. After answering all three questions, click “Save and Submit”. On the lower
right corner, click “OK” to review your scores. If you score 3, then you can see the “Oral Presentation
Transcript Dropbox”. Click “View/Complete”. Input your name and the title of presentation (e.g.
Learn from Lei Feng, or Tank man) as the submission title.
If you see an error message when submitting to Blackboard, print the screen (or take a photo) of the
message. Try submitting your file 10 minutes later. If you encounter the same problem, try again after
another 10 minutes. If you encounter the same problem over three trials, email me right away your
transcript file together with the file of the print-screen of the error message that shows the time and
date of your unsuccessful attempt to submit.
Please print the digital receipt of successful submission as evidence of your submission. No other
evidence is accepted in case any dispute arises about the time of your submission. Please also keep a
copy of your transcript file. This is a way to ensure fairness to all students.
As a way to check plagiarism, the transcript will be analysed using the Turnitin software, which
detects matches between text in your submission and text found on the Internet, published works and
assignments previously submitted to Turnitin for analysis.
代写 CHNS 2613 COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN CHINA