Lokman Tsui

Lokman Tsui is an assistant professor at the School of Journalism and Communication of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was formerly Google’s Head of Free Expression in Asia and the Pacific. He received his PhD degree (2010) from the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, where his dissertation won the Gene Burd Award for Best Dissertation in Journalism Studies. He researches free expression and internet policies.

For more information about his scholarly work, see his professional website with articles and papers.

See all his blog posts on Shouting Loudly

2 thoughts on “Lokman Tsui

  1. wow….your writing on the economy of many owners is going to take me some time to assimilate and respond to. But my brain is buzzing.

    Thanks for writing the article.

    I have the feeling that sitting down with you for coffee could turn into a conversation that wouldn’t end.

    Thanks for the thoughts, the blogs, the silent dreams, the shouting loudly…sometimes the strangers in a strange land make the most astute observers.


    Janine Corey

  2. Hello Lokman,

    Couldn’t find any recent post to spin my ideas into. So I’ll just do a blind plug.

    Based on the 24 hour clock theory presented in both Carl Sagan’s Cosmos and Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Origins the last 100 years of mans existence will be a minor blip in the earths history. Carbon travesties of past have far eclipsed anything man has produced in the last 100 years, and the earth recovered. Sure man may be effected by current CO2 output, but the thought that humans back pedal to a neanderthal existence is a bit to swallow.

    Recent public television programs touch on an explanation of the monumental leap of intelligence from neanderthal to the current man. This theory is based on communication. The theory was the neanderthals in Africa started having success at developing hunting weapons for killing big game. This success lead to larger communities. A combination of the larger communities and requirements for more efficient weapons lead to a higher participation in communication.

    If we are to worry about anything, we should worry that mans ability to communicate is too few generations above the neanderthal.

    Why write a book on the subject of “Motivating Collaboration”? Who would be interested? Based on the response of the GSm blog, I get the feeling that nobody would.

    The members of a group called “(G)lobal (S)ense (m)aking” should be interested. I originally joined the GSm for the “sense making” part. I’m not all that convinced in global warming debate. Call me ignorant if you wish, but the fact is that the corporations and politicians who side with them have a more convincing argument. Sure I’m ignorant, because I don’t understand. Carl Sagan, Albert Einstein or Isaac Newton would be able to convince me. Why, because they would explain it to me, in words I understood. They were skilled at collaborating with people whose opinions differed from theirs. They cared about public opinion. This skill did not come natural, it came through the practice of collaborating with the common man. It was this collaborative process which provided them the skill to reach a broader understanding. Today’s scientist need to be as effective at convincing the public as lobbyist are at working Capital Hill.

    The primary fault of Copenhagen was not the corporations, politicians, or any country. It was ineffective collaboration. It was intolerance of others points of view. It was disrespect. It was ignorance.

    After the failure in Copenhagen, I would hope you could see the value of a book on “Motivating Collaboration”. And what better way of writing such a book than through a collaborative process with the common citizen.

    Visit the “Motivation” blog on http://www.globalsensemaking.net for more information.

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