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Northern China Workspace

Page history last edited by Raissa Chua 9 years, 5 months ago

Northern China


Stage 1 


Individual Case Studies


Location in North China

Description of the Initiative/Case Study

Links & Other Information

Raissa Chua

Shanxi Province

Shanxi Black Brick Kiln incident in Northern China 2007 - condemnation of human rights abuses of child labour in illegal brick kilns









Jason Pang


Harbin Bridge collapse: Poor Construction raise concerns with construction and corruption




Matthew Wang

Beijing, Shanxi Province, village of Qinglonghu (district of Fangshan) 

Chinese government response to Beijing floods vs. the impact of social networks










Eric Yu


Zhou Xiang: Green Activism in China, 'The Grassroots Way'






Stage 2


Links to Individual Group Members' Work Spaces: 


Matthew Wang's Work Space

Raissa Chua's Workspace

Jason Pang's Workspace

Eric Yu' Work Space 


Stage 3


Group Annotated Bibliography Page  

Northern China Study Comparison


Stage 4


Northern China Group Project Workspace Stage 4


Comments (12)

Matthew NeeFa Wang said

at 12:46 pm on Oct 13, 2012

Anyone can respond to this: If I were to choose Beijing as the location in North China, what kind of Initiative/Case Study could I choose? Please & Thank You :)

Ketheesakumaran Navaratnam said

at 3:16 pm on Oct 13, 2012

Hey Matthew, I am not sure whether this is specifically happening in Beijing, but the topic is actually on China, and it is about social media and its impact on social justice. Just watch this TED talk which talks about how Chinese citizens utilizes micro blogging and other social media to fight for social advocacy .

This phenomena in China actually put pressure on government as well. There are many examples talked in this TED talk and one example that I can recall off the top of my head is that how Chinese citizens collaborated on social media to prevent some dogs being killed.

The link to the TED talk:

Hope this helps!

Matthew NeeFa Wang said

at 6:48 pm on Oct 13, 2012

Thanks Kethesakumaran!

Raissa Chua said

at 1:49 am on Oct 14, 2012

Are we supposed to "sign" this page? I read that we were supposed to confirm our membership on this page by Oct 16th? I'm a little confused on what this means? Does that mean we have to decide our case study by then?

Leslie Chan said

at 5:57 pm on Oct 14, 2012

Raissa, that just mean you have to put your own name in the chart Matthew created. But Matthew put everyone's name in. Perhaps you could try to contact the other members of the group to make sure that they are on board. Thanks.

Matthew NeeFa Wang said

at 10:36 am on Oct 14, 2012

Where does it say on the wiki that we are supposed to confirm our membership on this page by Oct 16th?
This chart was created so things could be more organized. If you guys have more/other suggestions please mention them here. Thanks!

Leslie Chan said

at 7:52 pm on Oct 16, 2012

Matthew, have you manged to contact the other group members?

Matthew NeeFa Wang said

at 9:09 am on Oct 17, 2012

Yes I have emailed Eric, Raissa and Jason, but I have yet to hear back from Jason and Eric through the wiki or through email, though I messaged Eric and Raissa on facebook and they responded on facebook.

Raissa Chua said

at 12:31 pm on Oct 17, 2012

I think this article is a good overview of just the situation in china, no case studies.....but just shows how government is preventing digital activism http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/weiwei_event_roundup.php

Raissa Chua said

at 12:39 pm on Oct 17, 2012

Do you know how recent these case studies should be? I find the problem with more recent events is that there is not as much information on them. Do you think it's possible to do two case studies that are quite similar if there is not enough information out there on one?

Leslie Chan said

at 2:38 pm on Oct 18, 2012

I would suggest that the case studies should be fairly recent, no more than 2-3 years ago at most.

The video example you mentioned above is interesting, but not substantive enough for this exercise. The other links you provided look good and please keep digging.
Both Eric and Matthew's cases look good, with plenty of background information.

Matthew NeeFa Wang said

at 4:40 pm on Oct 21, 2012

Hi group! I have created a Facebook group for this Group Project. The group can discuss here, through email and on the Facebook group when necessary. Here is the link: http://www.facebook.com/groups/282404971877397/

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