Two Roads Diverged: A Semantic Network Analysis of Guanxi on Twitter

  title={Two Roads Diverged: A Semantic Network Analysis of Guanxi on Twitter},
  author={Pu Yan and Taha Yasseri},
Guanxi, roughly translated as "social connection", is a term commonly used in the Chinese language. In this research, we employed a linguistic approach to explore popular discourses on Guanxi. Although sharing the same Confucian roots, Chinese communities inside and outside Mainland China have undergone different historical trajectories. Hence, we took a comparative approach to examine guanxi in Mainland China and in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau (TW-HK-M). Comparing guanxi discourses in two… 

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