Confucianism and a Chinese Model of Global Governance of Social Media (Faculty

April 12, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Webinar

Social media is a critical part of the digital public sphere and has an impact on most people in the contemporary world. In this era of globalization, it becomes crucial to explore effective models of social media governance. In this regard, Confucianism, as pioneered by Confucius, may have something to offer. Taking China’s microblogging platform Weibo as an object of study, Prof. Wang compares it with Twitter, using the “good governance” model he first proposed in 2000. This is a Confucian social media governance model based on the Confucian precepts of “self-cultivation, rule of the family, governance of the country, and world consonance (修齐治平).” Speaker: Junchao Wang, Professor of Media Criticism, Tsinghua University; Visiting Researcher, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). In conversation with Franklin Perkins, Professor of Philosophy, UHM, and Hongmei Li, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Strategic Communication, Miami University. Moderator: Jenifer Winter, Professor, UHM SCI.

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