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Understanding Support for Internet Censorship in China: An Elaboration of the Theory of Reasoned Action
Unformatted Document Text:  RUNNING HEAD: Understanding Support for Internet Censorship in China 11 from political group membership to support for censorship. For example, if Party members are significantly more affirmative about censorship than their non-member counterparts, other things being equal, then the ideological identity per se could be thought of as having a net contribution to support for censorship. Confucianism tradition The notion of paternalism has been frequently used as the motivational underpinning for censorship in the West (Mcleod, Detenber, & Eveland, 2001; D. M. McLeod & Eveland Jr, 1997; Oboler, 1973), although consensus is lacking (Boyle, McLeod, & Rojas, 2008; Golan, Banning, & Lundy, 2008; D. McLeod, et al., 2005; M. Salwen & Driscoll, 1997). Bary and Tu (1998) contended that in Chinese history familial patriarchy evolved into clan patriarchy, and eventually to state patriarchy. According to this view, the development of paternalism has strong connections with family ideology in China in general, Confucianism in particular. As an effective agent of thought control, Confucianism ideology, rooted in the family rather than the individual as the smallest unit of the belief system, has long been enthroned by ruling authorities in the Chinese history (Rojek, 1989). Slote and Vos (1998, p. 37) held that “Confucianism was rigidly authoritarian and bolstered by a social matrix that was essentially totalitarian”. To ensure domestic harmony, the Confucianism family traditionally has been defined by its value system, including age grading, the generational sequence, the dutiful bonding between parents and siblings, discipline, and so forth (Rojek, 1989; Slote & Vos, 1998). Yeh’s (2003) study found a causal linkage between parents’ adherence to

Authors: Feng, Guangchao.
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RUNNING HEAD: Understanding Support for Internet Censorship in China 
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from political group membership to support for censorship. For example, if Party 
members are significantly more affirmative about censorship than their non-member 
counterparts, other things being equal, then the ideological identity per se could be 
thought of as having a net contribution to support for censorship. 
Confucianism tradition 
The notion of paternalism has been frequently used as the motivational underpinning 
patriarchy evolved into clan patriarchy, and eventually to state patriarchy. According 
to this view, the development of paternalism has strong connections with family 
ideology in China in general, Confucianism in particular. 
As an effective agent of thought control, Confucianism ideology, rooted in the 
family rather than the individual as the smallest unit of the belief system, has long 
been enthroned by ruling authorities in the Chinese history (Rojek, 1989). Slote and 
Vos (1998, p. 37) held that “Confucianism was rigidly authoritarian and bolstered by a 
social matrix that was essentially totalitarian”. To ensure domestic harmony, the 
Confucianism family traditionally has been defined by its value system, including age 
grading, the generational sequence, the dutiful bonding between parents and siblings, 
discipline, and so forth (Rojek, 1989; Slote & Vos, 1998). 
Yeh’s (2003) study found a causal linkage between parents’ adherence to 


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