Event: The Rise of China’s Social Media at The Bookworm Jan 24th

On January 24th, What’s on Weibo editor-in-chief Manya Koetse will look back at a decade of social media in China and discuss the biggest trending topics of micro-blogging China today. Book your tickets online or at The Beijing Bookworm.

More than 8 years have passed since Sina Weibo’s release in 2009. Since then, China’s online environment has shifted from cybercafé culture to the mobile internet era.

How has social media in China developed over the past decade? What is the relevance of social media sites in China today? What are the biggest topics on platforms like Weibo, and what do they say about Chinese society in 2018? At this event at the Beijing Bookworm, we’ll discuss the short history and status-quo of micro-blogging in the PRC.

The lecture will be joined and moderated by renowned Sinologist David Moser, who is the Academic Director at CET Chinese Studies at Beijing Capital Normal Universit and a frequent commentator in both Chinese and English media.

The program will leave time for Q&A and post talk drinks.

Manya Koetse is a China social trend watcher and the editor-in-chief of What’s on Weibo, a website providing social, cultural & historical insights into an ever-changing China. She is a writer, public speaker, and consultant (Sinologist, MPhil) on social trends & behaviour in China, with a focus on social media and digital trends, Sino-Japanese relations and gender issues.

Wednesday, Jan 24th at 7:30pm – 50RMB (includes a drink)

Book a seat at: https://yoopay.cn/event/39369404

19:30 24 Jan 2018 @ The Bookworm

Building 4, Nan Sanlitun Road,
Chaoyang District, Beijing
100027, P.R China
Telephone Bar: (010) 6586 9507
Telephone Bookstore: (010) 65032050