Last summer, the Center for Survey Research at Indiana University, in collaboration with Duke University and Shanghai Jiaotong University, conducted a telephone survey of 810 randomly selected Americans soliciting their views on everything from China’s politics and economic might to U.S.-China relations and how they form their impressions of China. This is the first time such a survey has been done by a Chinese research institution. In conjunction with the survey, Shanghai Jiaotong’s Institute of Arts and Humanities conducted a survey of foreign journalists in China. Professor Liu Kang of Shanghai Jiaotong and Duke University will unveil the survey results.
DATE: Jan 31
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Liu Kang is Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies and Director of the Program in Chinese Media and Communication Studies at Duke University and Chair Professor and Dean of the Institute of Arts and Humanities at Shanghai Jiaotong University. He received B.A. in English in Nanjing University in 1982. In 1983, He came to the United States on a Fulbright scholarship and received a Ph.D. in comparative literature at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989. He is the author of eight books, including Culture/Media/Globalization (Nanjing University Press, 2006) and Demonizing China (Chinese Social Sciences Academy Press, 1996), a bestselling book in Chinese that analyzes the American media’s coverage of China. His current projects include global surveys of China’s image, Chinese soft power and public diplomacy, and political and ideological changes in China.