演讲者： Thomas Hollihan，美国南加州大学新闻与传播学院教授
Thomas Hollihan教授来自美国南加州大学安娜堡新闻与传播学院。主要研究领域为辩论、政治传播、媒体外交、当代修辞批判及全球化对于公共协商的影响等。其学术著作主要包括：《钓鱼岛纷争——论媒体叙述是如何塑造公众舆论和挑战全球秩序》（The Dispute over the Diayou/Senkaku Islands: How Media Narratives Shape Public Opinions and Challenge the Global Order ），《不文明的战争：媒体时代的政治竞选》（Uncivil Wars: Political Campaigns in a Media Age），《争论与争吵：人类的决策过程及产物》（ Arguments and Arguing: The Products and Process of Human Decision Making ，与Kevin Baaske合著），《世纪末的争论：反思过去与展望未来》（Argument at Century's End: Reflecting on the Past and Envisioning the Future）等。此外，Hollihan教授在《国际传播》（International Journal of Communication）、《演说季刊》（Quarterly Journal of Speech）、《修辞与公共事务》（Rhetoric and Public Affairs）、《辩论与辩护》（Argumentation and Advocacy）、《传播季刊》（Communication Quarterly）等期刊上发表了大量的学术论文。
Hollihan教授在1997年-2007年间担任安娜堡新闻与传播学院（Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism）副院长，目前是南加州大学中美研究所的执行委员会主席。同时他还兼任美国国家辩论比赛董事会主席、美国法医协会（American Forensic Association）主席、西方法医协会主席（Western Forensic Association）、美国国家交流协会博士生教育委员会（National Communication Association's Doctoral Education Committee）主席、国际讨论和辩论委员会（Committee on International Discussion and Debate）主席、美国国家辩论竞赛委员会主席（National Debate Tournament Committee）。Hollihan教授曾任中国人民大学、中国传媒大学、日本明治大学的访问学者。同时也是南加州大学公共外交研究中心和沟通领导力研究中心的研究员。
Topic: The Dispute Over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands:How Media Narratives Shape Public Opinion and Challenge the Global Order
Speaker: Thomas A. Hollihan, Professor ofAnnenberg School for Communication
University of Southern California
Time: 10:00-12:00, September 26, Friday, 2014
Location: 3005 Xinjian Building
Format: 50 minutes lecture in English followed by Q & A session
This lecture summarizes the findings of the speaker’s new book on the longstanding controversy over the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands. Although US media described them as unpopulated specks of land, in China, Taiwan, and Japan they are characterized as vital parts of the motherland. Japan claims it 'discovered' these unclaimed islands in the late 19th century and annexed them to Okinawa. China claims these islands have been Chinese for centuries and that Japan seized them during its period of imperial expansion. As evidence the Chinese emphasize that the islands were systematically patrolled and that they were considered part of Taiwan. In the view of the PRC, since Taiwan is an indivisible part of the Chinese motherland, so too are these islands. The Chinese argue further that since the islands were a product of imperial aggression they should have been returned to China as a result of the treaties negotiated at the end of the war. The Japanese media emphasizes, however, that the United States returned the administration of the islands to Japan, and it is the PRC that is unsettling the calm in the East Asian Sea through its aggressive territorial ambitions. In contrast, Japan is characterized in its mediated narratives as a stable status quo power.
The lecture examines media diplomacy as it unfolds in the competing narratives revealed in textbooks, legacy media, and social media. It discovers that while the Chinese, Taiwanese, and Japanese narratives focus primarily on the past, the US narratives focus on the present, and that no viable narratives have been created to shape a peaceful future.
About the speaker:
Thomas Hollihan is a professor of communication at the USC Annenberg School.
Professor Hollihan publishes in the areas of argumentation, political communication, media
diplomacy, contemporary rhetorical criticism, and the impact of globalization onpublic
deliberation. He is the author of several books including: The Dispute over the
Diayou/Senkaku Islands: How Media Narratives Shape Public Opinions and Challenge the Global Order (forthcoming), Uncivil Wars: Political Campaigns in a Media Age, Arguments and
Arguing: The Products and Process of Human Decision Making (with Kevin Baaske), and
Argument at Century's End: Reflecting on the Past and Envisioning the Future. In addition,
Hollihan has published in the International Journal of Communication, Quarterly Journal of
Speech,Rhetoric and Public Affairs,Argumentation and Advocacy, Communication Quarterly,
Western Journal of Communication,SouthernSpeech CommunicationJournal,Controversial,
Speaker and Gavel, and Debate Issues.
Professor Hollihan served as the associate dean for academic affairs in the Annenberg
School for Communication and Journalism from 1997-2007. He currently chairs the Executive
Committee of the USC US-China Institute. He has also served as the chairman of the Board of
Trustees of the National Debate Tournament, president of theAmerican Forensic Association, president of the Western Forensic Association, chairman of the National Communication
Association's Doctoral Education Committee, chairman of the Committee on International
Discussion and Debate, and chairman of the National Debate Tournament Committee.
Professor Hollihan has been a visiting scholar at Renmin University and the Communication University of China, both in Beijing and atMeiji Universityin Tokyo. He is a faculty fellow in the USC Center for Public Diplomacy and the USC Center forCommunication Leadership.