WildChina’s Jewish Expert, Dvir Bargal is a long-time Shanghai resident as well as a celebrated journalist and documentary filmmaker. Dedicating much of his life to rediscovering Shanghai’s Jewish history, his articles and documentaries depict Judaism from the Silk Road to the Middle East.
Dvir has spent the last 15 years locating and storing Jewish graves scattered around Shanghai’s Jewish Quarter. His previous professional work on the subject and his passion for the history of religion have driven him to organize many of the Jewish Quarter’s conservation projects.
Still fascinated by the religious influence in Shanghai, Dvir continues to submit articles to both international and China-based magazines regarding the significant Jewish history of/in Shanghai.
Students will be taught about the basics of China’s big social media platforms (Weibo, WeChat, Douyin) and how social media centered businesses are changing the landscape of online commerce in China. Students participating will participate in a workshop and lecture about how the China of the future is acutely different from the China of the past.