China : promise or threat? : a comparison of cultures /

In China: Promise or Threat? Helle compares the cultures of China and the West through both private and public spheres. For China, the private sphere of family life is well developed while behaviour in public relating to matters of government and the law is less reliable. In contrast, the West opera...

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Main Author: Helle, Horst Jürgen (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Brill : Boston, [2017]
Series:Studies in critical social sciences ; v. 96.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword: a fascination with china / by David Fasenfest
  • Preface
  • Introduction: the goal of this book
  • Familism : a threat to the environment
  • Exchanges of threats : the opium wars
  • China and the US : a balance of power?
  • Religions: core components of cultures
  • Religious vitality in contemporary China
  • Max Weber's view of religion in China
  • Daoism : China's native religion
  • Oracle-bones : the mandate of heaven
  • Confucius : recapture the lost splendor
  • The West : individualism at its limits
  • China : the kinship society
  • China : a threatening promise to the West.