Asian Media, Culture, and Society

24-25 September 2007
Humanities Boardroom, Building 209 Room 214
Curtin University of Technology

Cultural Literacies Node

The focus of the project will be a two-day event to be held at Curtin University during the last week of September 2007. The forum will be primarily for postgraduates and ECRs from Curtin and Murdoch universities whose research is in the area of the media in Asia. Two CRN members from the East Coast will be invited to participate, and three academics from Perth. While the event will be open to all, ten postgraduates and ECRs from Murdoch and Curtin Universities will be selected for their research to be workshopped.


Monday 24 September 2007

9.30am Welcome and Introductions –Wanning Sun (Director-MARG, Curtin), Mick Broderick (Murdoch), and Sue Trinidad (Acting Dean of Humanities, Curtin).

Morning Tea

10am-12pm Session 1 – Vera Mackie
Chair: Colin Brown
Paper 1 - IGAK Satrya Wibawa (Curtin)
“The Representation of Children in Birdman Tale:
Portraying the Identity of Children within Religious and Political Issues”
Paper 2 - Mario Antonius Birowo (Curtin)
“Participatory Communication and Community Radio in Indonesia”
12-12.30pm Lunch break
12.30-2.30pm Session 2 – Fran Martin
Chair: Graham Seal
Paper 3 - John A Bottomley (Murdoch)
“The National Mind and the Role of the National Newspaper”
Paper 4 - Joseph Fernandez (Curtin)
“An exploration of the meaning of truth in philosophy, law and journalism”
2.30-3pm Afternoon tea
3-5pm Session 3 – Vera Mackie
Chair: Tim Dolin
Paper 5 – Scott Fitzegerald (Curtin)
“Bertelsmann’s Asian Expansion: Business, Politics & Culture”
Paper 6 - Tranakchit Mangkang, Jess (Curtin)
“Managing Information Literacy for Thai SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises)”

Tuesday 25 September 2007

9.00-11.00am Session 4 – Fran Martin
Chair: Barbara Milech
Paper 7 - Susan Mee Mee Leong (Curtin)
“Nation and Internet: Malaysia and the Multimedia Super Corridor”
Paper 8 - Kai-Ti Kao (Murdoch)
“Development” (ICTs in Southeast Asia)
11-11.30 Morning Tea
11.30am-1.30pm Session 5 – Vera Mackie / Fran Martin
Chair: Tod Jones
Paper 9 (Vera Mackie) - Miyume Tanji (Curtin)
“Futenma Air Base as a Hostage of US-Japan Security Alliance”
Paper 10 (Fran Martin) - Qian Gong (Curtin)
“The Spectrum of Gray: The Commodification of Red Culture in 2000s”
1.30- 2.00 Lunch
Round Table Discussion
2.00-3.30 Framing Research on Asian Media: Beyond Western Theories
Chair: Mick Broderick (Murdoch)
Discussants: Vera Mackie (Melbourne U), Fran Martin (Melbourne U), Terence Lee (Murdoch), Yingchi Chu (Murdoch), Susan Leong (Curtin), Barbara Milech (Curtin).
3.30-4.00 Closing
Afternoon Tea

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