so much to do so little time

I would really like to get to this workshop but I will be back in Viet Nam when it is being held. Damn, just not enough time to do all the things that I want to do. As it is I will be at the “Asia Reconstructed” conference hosted by the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) at the University of Wollongong for most of next week.

Asian Currents, June 2006

Uptake of the Internet in the Asia Pacific is rapid. According to March 2006 statistics, Chinese language now represents 14.1 per cent of all Internet communication and media use, Japanese 9.6 per cent and Korean, at 4.1 per cent, has more users than does French. At 35.8 per cent and falling, English use is now a minority in terms of overall online language use. However, communications and media scholarship, especially in the Anglophone world, has not yet registered the deep ramifications of this shift and the challenges it poses to the concepts, methods, assumptions, and frameworks used to study the Internet.

To address this the Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPSTRANS) at the University of Wollongong, with the support of the Asia-Pacific Futures Research Network (APFRN), is holding a workshop on 25 September and 26 September 2006 to be led by four leading Internet experts working on Asia/Pacific issues. CAPSTRANS is calling for applications from PhD students and early career researchers at Australian universities to participate in the workshop. Participants will be asked to submit a 4000-word paper. For more information on how to apply, contact Mark McLelland ( CLOSING DATE 30 June 2006.

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