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Chinese discourses on happiness

Author: Gerda Wielander; Derek Hird
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Happiness is on China's agenda. From Xi Jinping's ""Chinese Dream"" to online chat forums, the conspicuous references to happiness are hard to miss. This groundbreaking volume analyzes how different social groups make use of the concept and shows how closely official discourses on happiness are intertwined with popular sentiments. The Chinese Communist Party's attempts to define happiness and well-being around  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wielander, Gerda.
Chinese Discourses on Happiness.
HK : Hong Kong University Press, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerda Wielander; Derek Hird
ISBN: 9789888455515 9888455516
OCLC Number: 1097983263
Description: 1 online resource (245 pages)
Contents: Happiness in Chinese Socialist discourse --
Tibet and happiness in Chinese media discourses --
Happiness "with a Chinese Taste" --
"As Long as My Daughter Is Happy" --
Smile yourself happy --
"Happy Housewives" --
Cultivating capacity for happiness as a Confucian project in contemporary China --
Talking of happiness --
Chinese happiness --
The happiness of unrealizable dreams.
Responsibility: edited by Gerda Wielander, Derek Hird.

Abstract:

Happiness is on China's agenda. From Xi Jinping's ""Chinese Dream"" to online chat forums, the conspicuous references to happiness are hard to miss. This groundbreaking volume analyzes how different social groups make use of the concept and shows how closely official discourses on happiness are intertwined with popular sentiments. The Chinese Communist Party's attempts to define happiness and well-being around family-focused Han Chinese cultural traditions clearly strike a chord with the wider population. The collection highlights the links connecting the ideologies promoted by the government

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