Jason Jixuan Hu

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Jason Jixuan Hu
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Jason Jixuan Hu.
Native name
Born1957 (age 61–62)
ResidenceUnited States
NationalityUnited States
Alma materHeilongjiang Institute of Commerce
George Washington University
Scientific career
System Science
InstitutionsWINTOP Organizational Learning Laboratory
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Jason Jixuan Hu, (born 1957 in Kunming, PRC.) is a Chinese American cyberneticist, independent scholar and managing director of WINTOP Organizational Learning Laboratory.[1] He is noted for his work on "cognitive capacity in human communication, conflict resolution and cooperation solicitation,"[2] and on view on distance education in America.[3]


Born in Kunming, Yunnan, Hu obtained his B. Sc. from Heilongjiang Institute of Commerce, in Electronic Engineering in 1981. He obtained his Certified System Engineer degree at the Sino-Japanese Software Developing Center, in System Dynamics Modeling in 1985, and holds a Ph.D. from The George Washington University,[4] with a primary focus in Management & Organizations and secondary focus in Philosophy of Social Sciences (1995);[5]

Hu came to the USA in 1986 as a visiting scholar to study Cybernetics and System Science, back to China in 1988 and left PRC after what happened in June 4, 1989 in Tiananmen Square. He became an American citizen after September 11, 2001. After a diversified career path spanning from research and teaching, entrepreneurship and senior management, training and consulting, he is currently an independent researcher and managing director of WINTOP Organizational Learning Laboratory,[1][6] a consulting-training partnership based on Phoenix, Arizona, USA.[5][7][8]

Hu is a lifetime member of American Society for Cybernetics[9] and a member of the International Society for the Systems Sciences.

Personal life[edit]

In his spare time, he is a learning photographer, entry-level composer/pianist and blogger. He has traveled and exposed to cultures in 30+ countries and studied 9 major religions. His teaching/training/consulting experiences involve organizations in U.S., China, Hong Kong, Austria, Japan and Thailand. He speaks Mandurian and English proficiently, with limited conversational capacity in German and Japanese.


Hu's inquiries can be classified into three periods:

  • His early work (1982–1993) were social problem-identification oriented because he was overwhelmed by the severe social pathologies in PRC caused by communism as well as by the unhealthy elements of the Chinese traditions.[10][11][12][13][14] His inquiry about what's wrong in the society of China started at his teen age during the notorious "cultural revolution" stirred up by Mao.
  • His mid-term work (1993–2008) were social-solution oriented, focusing on a new communication theory,[15] large-scale education model,[16] and grassroot participation model,[1] and his scope of concern expanded from the country of China to the country of the United States, and to the sustainability issues of the whole planet.
  • Hu's latest work (2009–current) is to establish a theory of the evolution of our civilization based on a synthesis of the cultural gene hypothesis with the multi-layer self-organization theory, which is his extension of classic (single-step) self-organization theories (e.g. of Ashby, Von Foerster, Prigogine & Haken.) This theory provides a new perspective to understand the history, the current status and the possible futures of the human civilization, suggesting priorities for and calling for attentions of action leaders at various levels in our societies.[17]

Hu has developed a four-dimensional system thinking framework which was applied to comparative study of organizational dynamics,[18] to an expansion of Ashby's law of requisite variety,[19] and to a new understanding of second-order cybernetics and second-order science.

Hu's current ongoing projects includes the following:

  1. Project Polaris for Civilization: developing Instrument to measure Civilization Development Index for nations, publishing Civilization Evolution Theory, identifying current Major Threats to Civilization, establishing Association of Butterfly-effect Communicators.
  2. Project for System Science Curriculum Development: A team effort of 30+ colleagues from 15 countries endorsed and supported by The International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences, World Complexity Science Academy,[20] and World Organization of Systems and Cybernetics.[21]
  3. Project Topics on Organizational Functions of Religions, Ideologies and Science as System of Stories on a Spectrum from Emotionality to Rationality, and Linkages among Three Threads of Evolutions – of Civilization, of Science, and of Cybernetics.
  4. Project proposal for Scalable Teaching Training Operation for Revolutionizing Education in Developing Countries

Selected publications[edit]

  • Hu, Jixuan (1988-01-01). "On the Two-Phase Phenomenon of Value Sets". Cybernetics and Systems. 19 (6): 479–490. doi:10.1080/01969728808902181. ISSN 0196-9722.
  • Hu, Jixuan (1988-01-01). "The End of Utopia: On the Nondesignability of Social Systems". Cybernetics and Systems. 19 (6): 491–500. doi:10.1080/01969728808902182. ISSN 0196-9722.
  • Hu, Jixuan; Sun, Xiaoyun (1991-07-01). "China's Economic Reform as a Case of Large-Scale Social Change". Cybernetics and Systems. 22 (4): 505–514. doi:10.1080/01969729108902297. ISSN 0196-9722.
  • Hu, J. X. (1994). "O niemożliwości projektowania systemów żywych: wnioski z nieudanego eksperymentu krajów socjalistycznych. Projektowanie i systemy". Agadnienia Metodologiczne Nauk Praktycznych. 14: 64–65.
  • Hu, Jixuan (June 1995). Communicatics and communicationism as knowledge tools for a sustainable civilization. Proceedings 1995 Interdisciplinary Conference: Knowledge Tools for a Sustainable Civilization. Fourth Canadian Conference on Foundations and Applications of General Science Theory. pp. 282–291. doi:10.1109/ktsc.1995.569184. ISBN 978-0-7803-3365-9.
  • Hu, J. J. (June 2014). Two human fates of human becoming are we splitting into two species?. 2014 IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century (21CW). pp. 1–5. doi:10.1109/norbert.2014.6893914. ISBN 978-1-4799-4562-7.
  • Hu, Jason Jixuan (2016-01-20). "Anthropocene? Yes, but Stratified – Measuring Existing Societies with Civilization Level Index". Proceedings of the 59th Annual Meeting of the ISSS - 2015 Berlin, Germany. 1 (1). ISSN 1999-6918.


  1. ^ a b c https://drjasonhu.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/wintopprogram.pdf
  2. ^ Ojha, Divesh, Richard E. White, and Pamela P. Rogers. "Managing demand variability using requisite variety for improved workflow and operational performance: the role of manufacturing flexibility." International Journal of Production Research 51.10 (2013): 2915-2934.
  3. ^ Huifu, Xu, and Wang Yao. "Quality Assurance in Distance Higher Education." Distance Education in China 5 (2008): 008.
  4. ^ "Research Program Staff".
  5. ^ a b "Jason Jixuan Hu". www2.gwu.edu. Retrieved 2017-10-02.
  6. ^ "Team Members". www.wintopgroup.com. Retrieved 2017-10-02.
  7. ^ "JJH CV" (PDF).
  8. ^ "LinkedIn".
  9. ^ "ASC: Links: ASC Cyberneticians". www.asc-cybernetics.org. Retrieved 2017-10-02.
  10. ^ Hu (1988, 1991, 1994)
  11. ^ Cybernetics and systems '90 : proceedings of the Tenth European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research, organized by the Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies, held at the University of Vienna, Austria, 17-20 April 1990. Trappl, Robert., Österreichische Studiengesellschaft für Kybernetik. Singapore: World Scientific. 1990. ISBN 9789814540438. OCLC 953131419.CS1 maint: others (link)
  12. ^ Hu, Jixuan. "Nondesignability of Living Systems: A Lesson from the Failed Experiments in Socialist Countries 11 Cato Journal 1991-1992". Cato Journal. 11: 27. Retrieved 2017-10-02.
  13. ^ "Growing Participation for Co-operacy". www.chinadaily.com.cn. Retrieved 2017-10-02.
  14. ^ Hu. "Chinmunism: Its Definition, Cultural-Behavioral Roots and Organizational Uncertainties" (PDF).
  15. ^ Hu (1995)
  16. ^ "Distance Education in America: The Mode of Apollo Experience——The Interview with Dr. Jason Jixuan Hu--《Open Education Research》2006年05期". en.cnki.com.cn. Retrieved 2017-10-02.
  17. ^ Hu (1988, 2014, 2016)
  18. ^ Hu. "Organizational Institutions and Their Responsible Behavioral-Cultural Gene Codes and A Measurement for Organizational Efficiency" (PDF).
  19. ^ "The Law of Requisite Cognitive Capacity in Human Communication, Conflict Resolution and Cooperation Solicitation - ProQuest". search.proquest.com. Retrieved 2017-10-02.
  20. ^ "WCSA – World Complexity Science Academy".
  21. ^ "World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics".

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