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Author Li, Deshun,
Title On Chinese culture / Deshun Li.
Imprint Singapore : Springer ; [Beijing China] : Jointly published with Heilongjiang Education Press, [2016]

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Author Li, Deshun,
Subject Culture -- Philosophy.
China -- Philosophy.
Description 1 online resource
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Contents Culture as humanization -- Basic patterns of culture -- Pluralism versus monism in cultural pattern -- Cultural qualities : what is good and what is bad? -- Rise and fall of cultural destiny -- Value orientations of chinese traditional culture -- Multiple characters of chinese traditional culture -- Overall criticisms on chinese traditional culture -- Cultural transformations : challenges and outlets -- Prosperity : the modernization of material culture -- Democracy : the modernization of institutional culture -- Civilization : the modernization of spiritual culture.
Summary This book is divided into three main parts: an introduction to theories of culture, a section on Chinese culture, and one on cultural construction. The first part can be interpreted as an attempt to explore the meta-theoretical system of culture at the philosophical level. Based on the concept of "culture as ways of living", the book further defines "culture" as "the preparation of people," including the processes by which people adapt to local cultural and social customs. It stresses the subjectivity of culture, and the cultural rights and responsibilities of humankind. The second part takes on the subjective perspective of contemporary Chinese culture, interpreting it within the context of the historical situation of the Chinese people and nation, before engaging in a systematic reflection on several fundamental issues of Chinese culture. It closes by evaluating Chinese cultural practices and formulating a type of contemporary cultural self-identity. The book's third part focuses on the interconnection between the revival of the Chinese nation and the modernization of Chinese society, analyzing the conditions and challenges for the three primary types of contemporary Chinese culture: material culture, political culture and spiritual culture. Lastly, the book puts forward suggestions concerning several of the critical problems facing a society in transition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9811002797 (electronic bk.)
9789811002793 (electronic bk.)
9789811091209 (softcover reprint)
ISBN/ISSN 9789811002779
OCLC # 933587226
Additional Format Print version: Li, Deshun. On Chinese Culture. Singapore : Springer Singapore, 2015 9789811002779.

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