How Geek Culture Makes Social Impact in China

Mar 11, 2017 | 11:00am – 12:00pm CT
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How Geek Culture Makes Social Impact in China


Peng Zhang


Yuan Zhou


In China, people who deeply believe in the power of tech innovation are dubbed as “geeks.” They pursue bold challenges and are persistent in doing things for good. Among them lies in the most notable changes that happened over the past years, as well as the next exciting moments. They lead China to run into a highly digitalized and connected era; and are able to reshape rules and re-build the world on a basis on intense penetration of mobile phones and apps. People are connected far more closely and seamlessly than ever, the whole Chinese society, accordingly, is undergoing a transformation -- consumption upgrade, new type information network formation, social resources re-organization, etc. Yes, geeks are reshaping China.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner