Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Education Science and Economic Management (ICESEM 2017)

Constructing the Autonomous Patriotism on China's Weibo: the Case of "Ding Was Here"

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Bei Guo
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Bei Guo
Available Online October 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icesem-17.2017.14How to use a DOI?
Keywords
governmentality; cultural control; patriotism
Abstract
Through analyzing the international incident known as 'Ding was here', which sparked a wave of national patriotism on Weibo, this study shows how the state plays a significant role in establishing the parameters for public debate to regulate social media in China. This study provides empirical evidence that furthers recent attempts to apply Foucauldian theories of governmentality to the case of China. It identifies "the invisible hand" of the Chinese state, as it attempts to embrace more sophisticated forms of governance in the regulation of Weibo. This study argues although Weibo provides a platform for political participation and public expression; it is still subject to heavy monitoring by the state through cultural control, which is a tactic of governmentality.
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