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Lies that Bind : Chinese Truth, Other Truths.

Author: Susan D Blum
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This provocative book explores the ideology of truth and deception in China, offering a nuanced perspective on social interaction in different cultural settings. Drawing on decades of fieldwork in China, Susan Blum examines rules, expectations, and beliefs regarding lying and honesty. She argues that public lying is evaluated within Chinese society by culturally specific moral values. Chinese, for example, might  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Blum, Susan D.
Lies that Bind : Chinese Truth, Other Truths.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan D Blum
ISBN: 9781461638858 1461638852
OCLC Number: 856869377
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (241 pages)
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.
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Part I: Deception and Truth; Chapter 1 Truth, Lying, and Deception: Blum's Maxims for China; Part II: China Present; Chapter 2 Tricks and Traps: Deception and Protective Cleverness; Chapter 3 For Their Own Good: Benevolent Deception and Flattery; Chapter 4 State Secrets and Fakes: The True, the Real, the Transparent, and the Squelched; Chapter 5 Longing for Honesty; Part III: China Past; Chapter 6 Crooked and Straight: Right Action and Strategy in Premodern China; Chapter 7 A Social Theory of Truth: Language in Revolutionary China. Part IV: Humanity and LanguageChapter 8 Truth and Deception across Time and Space; Chapter 9 Knowing How to Play with Words and Minds; Appendix: Theoretical Foundations and Implications; References; Index; About the Author.
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Explores the ideology of truth and deception in China, offering an perspective on social interaction in different cultural settings. This book examines rules, expectations, and beliefs regarding  Read more...

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Blum's charming and thoughtful Lies That Bind [takes] up the challenge to explain differences in behavior without saying that Chinese are just peculiar. Blum studies the expectations and beliefs Read more...

 
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