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Thinking through China

Author: Jerusha Hull McCormack; John G Blair
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This innovative book introduces China on its own terms by explaining ten key concepts that frame the way most Chinese people think about the world. Posing four questions that Westerners routinely ask abut China, the authors respond using these ten Chinese key words. Not surprisingly, the answers differ in startling ways from standard Western responses. Creating a cultural cartography through both text and image,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerusha Hull McCormack; John G Blair
ISBN: 1442247924 9781442247925 9781442247918 1442247916
OCLC Number: 964475926
Notes: Part III. Rethinking the West.
Description: xxvii, 299 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. What Makes China Chinese? Ten Key Words. Binding Families: Xiào --
Selves Located Through Others: Miànzi --
The People Network: Guānxi --
Where's My Mind? Xīn --
The Energy Unifying the World: Qì --
Chameleon Reality: Yì --
Realizing a Way: Dào --
Thinking in Harmony: Hé --
The Lurking Threat of Chaos: Luàn --
Strategizing Life: Cèlüè. Part II. Western Questions, Chinese Responses. Question One: Christianity? --
Question Two: Human Rights? --
Question Three: Democracy? --
Question Four: China Ruling the World?
Responsibility: Jerusha McCormack and John G. Blair.

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