Identifying Protest Events in China with Social Media Data
Project Description

This project aims at uncovering patterns of protest events in mainland China. The first-stage of this work has been published at https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0081175019860244

Supervisor
ZHANG Han
Quota
10
Course type
UROP1100
UROP2100
UROP3100
UROP4100
Applicant's Roles

The applicant is expected to read social media posts that are potentially about protests and code relevant information.
Applicants should have native fluency in reading Chinese.
The work can be performed online. Research experience in social science is helpful but not required. No computational / programming skills required.

Applicant's Learning Objectives

The student will learn how to work with text data and learn relevant research related to social movements and protests.
The students will also be offered opportunity to analyze the data and write research papers with the data, under my close supervision upon satisfactory performance.

Complexity of the project
Easy