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Author Jia, Wenshan, 1961-
Title The remaking of the Chinese character and identity in the 21st century : the Chinese face practices / Wenshan Jia ; foreword by Vernon E. Cronin.
Imprint Westport, Conn. : Ablex Pub., 2001.

Author Jia, Wenshan, 1961-
Series Civic discourse for the third millennium.
Civic discourse for the third millennium.
Subject National characteristics, Chinese.
Dignity.
Self-esteem.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 196 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-191) and indexes.
Contents Introduction -- Social constructionism and practical theory: a theoretical perspective on Lian/Mian research -- A social reconstruction of Lian/Mian -- Past studies of Lian/Mian: a social constructionist critique -- Research methodologies -- Case study 1: kneeling down to save face -- Case study 2: "I don't have face to meet my mother" -- A social constuctionist model of Lian/Mian transformation -- A theoretical discussion -- Remaking the Chinese character.
Note Print version record.
Summary A discussion of indigenous Chinese cultural practices, such as face practices, and their role in civic discourse. It shows that Chinese character and identity are primarily functions of communication, and so these practices are important in reconstructing Chinese identity in the 21st century.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
ISBN 1567505546 (alk. paper)
9781567505542 (alk. paper)
1567505554 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9781567505559 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780313074707 (electronic bk.)
0313074704 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 70754431
Additional Format Print version: Jia, Wenshan, 1961- Remaking of the Chinese character and identity in the 21st century. Westport, Conn. : Ablex Pub., 2001 (DLC) 00052552.
Online version: Jia, Wenshan, 1961- Remaking of the Chinese character and identity in the 21st century. Westport, Conn. : Ablex Pub., 2001 (OCoLC)761358692.


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