Preliminary Programme Schedule
 

8 December 2005 (Thursday) |   9 December 2005 (Friday) |   10 December 2005 (Saturday) |

Our conference schedule will be updated from time to time, as more papers and panels are confirmed. The version you see here was uploaded on 6 December 2005.
 
Date: 8-10 December 2005
Organizers: World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) and Public Opinion Programme, the University of Hong Kong (HKUPOP)
Co-organizers: Civic Exchange, SynergetNet, Hong Kong Policy Research Institute
Corporate Sponsor: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
For any enquiries, please contact Ms Kitty Chan at (852) 2241-5572 or (852) 9267-0532 or by email to [email protected].
For further details, please visit our websites at http://hkupop.hku.hk and http://www.unl.edu.edu/wapor.

 8 December 2005 (Thursday) -- Pre-conference Seminar for Journalists in Hong Kong
 
Venue: Wang Gungwu Lecture Theatre at the University of Hong Kong
Registration: Prior registration is required
Fee: No extra charge for main conference presenters and participants,
fully sponsored by National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
 
11:00-14:00
Registration for participants of the main conference at hotels and university lodging
14:00-14:30
Registration for participants of Pre-conference Seminar
Venue: Foyer, Wang Gungwu Lecture Theatre
14:30-16:30
Pre-conference Seminar for Journalists in Hong Kong
TTheme: "20 Questions a Journalist Should Ask About Poll Results"*
Presented by Dr Evans Witt, original author
Moderated by Dr Robert Chung, Director of HKUPOP
Venue: Wang Gungwu Lecture Theatre
* Original version available at http://www.ncpp.org/qajsa.htm. A Chinese version translated by HKUPOP will be dispatched during the seminar.
16:30-17:30
Press Conference
Theme: To explain the role of WAPOR and the objectives of the Hong Kong Conference
Led by Dr Esteban Lupez-Escobar, President of WAPOR
Venue: Wang Gungwu Lecture Theatre
17:30-19:00
Break
19:00-21:30
Dinner Talk: "Public Opinion and Public Policies in Hong Kong"
Presented by Ms Christine Loh, Chief Executive Officer of Civic Exchange
Venue: Joseph's at the Graduate Restaurant - Western cuisine served in buffet style

 9 December 2005 (Friday) - Sessions 1-4
 
MORNING
8:30-9:30
Registration
Venue: Foyer, Wang Gungwu Lecture Theatre
9:30-11:00
Opening Ceremony and Session 1
Opening Address by Dr Esteban Lupez-Escobar, President of WAPOR
Keynote Speech "Developing Codes of Professional Ethics and Practices for Public Opinion Research" by Dr Kathleen A. Frankovic, Past President of the WAPOR
Keynote Speech "Who's Afraid of Election Polls? Normative and Empirical Arguments for the Freedom of Pre-Election Surveys" by Dr Wolfgang Donsbach, Editor of International Journal of Public Opinion Research (IJPOR )
Venue: Wang Gungwu Lecture Theatre
11:00-11:15
Tea Break
Venue: Foyer, Wang Gungwu Lecture Theatre
11:15-12:45
Parallel Sessions 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D
  Presenter(s)  Title of paper 
  Room A: Opinion Polling and Democratic Development: Experience from Different Countries (I)
  Robert T.Y. CHUNG, the University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)  Chair and discussant 
  Mahar MANGAHAS, Social Weather Stations (Philippines)  Election Survey Freedom in the Philippines 
  Francesca BOMBOKO, BERCI (Democratic Republic of Congo)  The Development and the Status of Public Opinion Poll in Democratic Republic of Congo 
  Alejandro Moreno ALVAREZ*, Institutio Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (Mexico)  Public opinion polls and democratic development in Mexico 
  Room B: Expression of Public Opinion Beyond Opinion Polling (I)
  Patricia MOY, University of Washington (USA)  Chair and discussant 
  Kimberly DOWNING, University of Cincinnati (USA)  Using Focus Group Discussions to Understand U.S. Public Perceptions of China 
  CAI Jing, Fudan University (Mainland China)  Rumor: Public Opinion in the Shadow 
  Christina Yuqiong ZHOU  An Analysis of Ten Opinion Leaders of Qiangguo Forum 
  Room C: The Interplay between Politics and Public Opinion in China: Top-down and Bottom-up Processes
  W.F. TANG, University of Pittsburgh (USA)  Chair and discussant 
  Daniela STOCKMANN, University of Michigan (USA)  Government Influence Through the Media in China 
  Liying REN, University of Pittsburgh (USA)  Government and Polling: Can Opinion Polls Influence Policy-making in China? 
  Room D: The Role of the Media in Shaping Public Opinion
  David BOTTOMLEY, Asia Marketing Research (Hong Kong)  Chair and discussant 
  Floyd CIRULI, Ciruli Associates (USA)  Losing Control of the Agenda: Mainstream Media on the Defensive 
  Laura Jing Jing TONG, City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)  AIDS Through The Eyes of Media: A Comparative Analysis of AIDS Coverage in U.S. and Chinese Newspaper, 2001-2004 
  Vincent P. WONG, Chad H. TENDLER, Ellen P. CHAN, & Elaine Y. H. WONG, APCO Asia (Hong Kong)  New Dynamics in Media Coverage and Public Support among Hong Kong Government Officials 
* Papers presented in absentia
 
AFTERNOON
12:45-14:00
Lunch
Venue: Joseph's at the Graduate Restaurant - Set lunch to be served
14:00-15:30
Parallel Sessions 3A, 3B, 3C
  Presenter(s)  Title of paper 
  Room A: Opinion Polling and Democratic Development: Experience from Different Countries (II)
  Christine LOH, Civic Exchange (Hong Kong)  Chair and Discussant 
  Mariko TANIGAKI, University of Tokyo (Japan)  The Development of Public Opinion Polls in Hong Kong: Its Impact on the Territory's Further Democratization 
  Lars WILLNAT, George Washington University (USA)  Media Use and Political Participation in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Indonesia 
  BI Yantao, Hainan University (Mainland China)  Struggles over Controlling Public Opinion in China: A Case Study of Hainan Jinhai Issue 
  Room B: Expression of Public Opinion Beyond Opinion Polling (II)
  Robert T.Y. CHUNG, the University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)  Chair and discussant 
  LI Beiduo*, Shandong University (Mainland China)  Public Opinion on the Internet and the Democratic Process in the Chinese Mainland  
  ZHAO Shan*, Communication University, Beijing, (Mainland China)  Network Public Opinion and the Development of Democratic Politics 
  ZHOU Hengyu* and ZHAO Jing*, Tsinghua University (Mainland China)  Frame Confluence and Archetype Deposition in the Media Public Opinion 
  Room C: Mapping Attitudes and Values
  Esteban LOPEZ-ESCOBAR, University of Navarra, Pamplona (Spain)  Chair and discussant 
  Orlando J. PEREZ, Central Michigan University (USA)  Does Corruption affect Democratic Values?: Analysis of Results from the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) 
  W.F. TANG, University of Pittsburgh (USA)  Trust and Democracy in China 
  Nhu-Ngoc T. ONG*, University of California, Irvine (USA)  Attitudes Towards Democracy Among Asian Generations 
* Papers presented in absentia
15:30-15:45
Tea Break
Venue: Foyer, Wang Gungwu Lecture Theatre
15:45-17:15
Parallel Sessions 4A, 4B, 4C
  Presenter(s)  Title of paper 
  Room A: Opinion Polling and Democratic Development: Experience from Different Countries (III)
  Evans WITT (USA)  Chair and discussant 
  Linda GUERRERO and Mahar MANGAHAS, Social Weather Stations (Philippines)  Historical Development of Public Opinion Polling in the Philippines 
  Yashwant DESHMUKH, Cvoter Foundation (India)  Paper on the Indian Experience 
  Joseph THAVARAIA and Pradeep PEIRIS, Social Indicator (Sri Lanka)  History of Polling in Sri Lanka 
  Room B: Development of Opinion Polling in Taiwan
  Robert T.Y. CHUNG, the University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)  Chair and discussant 
  T.C. CHOU*, United Daily News (Taiwan)  Development of Media Polls in Taiwan 
  YU Ching-hsin*, National Chengchi University (Taiwan)  Academic Polling in Taiwan 
  WANG Yeh-Diing*, TVBS (Taiwan)  Exit Polls in Taiwan 
  Room C: The AsiaBarometer as an Instrument of Gauging Where Asia is Heading
  Takashi INOGUCHI, Zen-U Lucian HOTT (Japan)  Chair 
  Daniel C. TSANG, University of California, Irvine (USA)  Discussant 
  Shigeto SONODA, Waseda University (Japan)  Emerging Urban New Middle Class and "East Asian Community": An Analysis of AsiaBarometer 2004 and Its Implications 
  Kazufumi MANABE, Kwansei Gakuin University (Japan)  Data Analysis of the AsiaBarometer Survey: Methodological Discussions and Exploratory Data Analyses 
  Shiro HARADA, The University of Tokyo (Japan)  Cambodia in AsiaBarometer2004: Description and Interpretation of Its Uniqueness 
  Lydia Yu JOSE*, Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)  Filipino and Japanese Satisfaction with the Democratic System 
* Papers presented in absentia
17:15-19:00
Break and travel to Causeway Bay by shuttle bus
19:00-21:30
Dinner
Venue: Hak Ka Hut, Causeway Bay - Chinese cuisine, served in set menu style.

 10 December 2005 (Saturday) - Sessions 5-6
 
MORNING
8:30-9:30
Registration
Venue: Foyer, Wang Gungwu Lecture Theatre
9:30-11:00
Session 5: Special Panel Session on World Trade Organization from the Perspective of International Public Opinion
Led by an internationl panel with findings from Czech Republic, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, Sri Lanka and USA
Discussant: Representative from Oxfam Hong Kong
Venue: Wang Gungwu Lecture Theatre
11:00-11:15
Tea Break
Venue: Foyer, Wang Gungwu Lecture Theatre
11:15-12:45
Parallel Sessions 6A, 6B, 6C
Parallel Sessions are opened
  Presenter(s)  Title of paper 
  Room A: National, Regional and Global Issues (I)
  Esteban LOPEZ-ESCOBAR, University of Navarra, Pamplona (Spain)  Chair and discussant 
  Christian Michael C. ENTOMA, Social Weather Stations (Philippines)  Filipino Attitudes Towards Women's Participation in Governance 
  Daniel C. TSANG, University of California, Irvine (USA)  Public Opinion Data Archiving and Sharing in Asia 
  Gerardo SANDOVAL, Vladymir Joseph LICUDINE, and Aileen Rachelle RABAGO, Social Weather Stations (Philippines)  SWS Telephone Surveys During the Estrada Administration 
  Joseph THAVARJA and Pradeep PEIRIS, Social Indicator (Sri Lanka)  The Lanka 'Post Conflict Voter' Unveiled - Some Reflections on Opinion Polling of the Sri Lanka Voter in a Crucial Election 
  Room B: National, Regional and Global Issues (II)
  Kathleen A. FRANKOVIC, CBS News (USA)  Chair and discussant 
  David R. JONES and Monika L. MCDERMOTT, University of Connecticut (USA)  Public Opinion Toward Congress - A Casual Examination 
  Vladymir Joseph LICUDINE, Social Weather Stations (Philippines)  Opinion of Muslim Filipinos on the U.S. Led War Against Global Terrorism 
  John CLARK* and Ainura HOESSEL*, Gongos and Associates (USA)  Role of Corruption in Development 
  Room C: Media, Academia, and Opinion Polling in Hong Kong (Round-table Discussion)
  Robert T.Y. CHUNG, the University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)  Chair and discussant 
  David BOTTOMLEY, Asia Marketing Research (Hong Kong)  History of Opinion Polling in Hong Kong 
  Francis L.F. LEE, City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)  How Media Handles Opinion Polls in Hong Kong 
  Michael DEGOLYER, Baptist University (Hong Kong)  Opinion Polling and Public Policy in Hong Kong 
* Papers presented in absentia
 
AFTERNOON
12:45-14:30
Goodbye Lunch
Venue: Kam Boat Chinese Cuisine Restaurant - Dim Sum lunch
After 14:30
Local tour around Hong Kong (optional)
 
END OF CONFERENCE
 


  The following abstracts were also received, although no presentation was made:
  Jie ZHANG, Peking University (Mainland China)  How to Secure "Opinion Safety" in the 21st Century 
  Charlotte REINISCH, University of Zurich (Switzerland)  Media Polls in Non-election Years and Froma Comparative Perspective 
  Qianfang XIA, Wuhan University (Mainland China)  Media and Social Conflicts in China Today: A study of 13 Mainstream Newspapers' Coverage on Social Conflict Issues During 1995-2005 
  Angus, Weng Hin CHEONG, University of Macau (Macau)  The Development and Status of Public Opinion Polling in Macao: A Technical Review 
  Kai-yan CHOI, Shantou University (Mainland China)  In Search of Civil Society in China: The Self of Media Professional in Guangdong 

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