BCM320 Digital ArteFact: Reading Top Comments: A Non-Canonical Way to Transcultural & Media Studies

As part of the Digital Asia (BCM320) subject, I have been developing a digital artefact (DA) addressing my individual autoethnographic experience and research into the Sinophone sphere. Initially inspired by the live-tweeting session of Guardian (2018; aka Zhen Hun) in BCM320, I gave a trial account of my independent autoethnographic investigation, which looks into the potential of translated Chinese netizens’ top comments in broadening cultural outsiders’ knowledge about the Sinophone world as well as the Chinese culture. Despite the media ritual of reading comments, as I became busier towards the end of the semester, I outlined a plan for the conducting of my research and related practices to ensure the progress of my DA. 

(You can find my digital artefact presentation at the end of this post or click the embedded link if you would like to read right away)

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BCM320: Unpacking My Individual Autoethnography

In my individual autoethnography for the Digital Asia (BCM320) class, I studied my media consumption on Facebook. Overall, I looked into my habit of reading translated C-netizens’ comments as a way to gain insights into China’s media industry as well as its culture.

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BCM320 Digital Autoethnography: Reading Translated Chinese Netizens’ Top Comments: A Non-Canonical Way to Chinese Media Studies

Live-tweeting an episode of Guardian (2018; aka Zhen Hun) has inspired me to explore my recent media consumption on my main social media platform – Facebook.

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Waved by the tide

 

 

“…the polycentric dispersion of the contemporary world has progressed so far that Americanization cannot be the only carrier of cultural power. The articulation of cultural domination is increasingly site and region- specific…”

The emergence of the Hallyu breakthroughs the imperial empire of US-UK, making the media industry more multicultural and globalized than ever. It first knocks the doors of every South Korea’s neighbor, fast overspread the whole Asia before its coverage could reach cross the continent.

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