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The Great Wall in Ruins
Communication and Cultural Change in China
The Great Wall in Ruins
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Godwin C. Chu - Author
Yanan Ju - Author
SUNY series, Human Communication Processes
Price: $57.50 
Hardcover - 380 pages
Release Date: October 1993
ISBN10: 0-7914-1621-6
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-1621-1

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Paperback - 380 pages
Release Date: September 1993
ISBN10: 0-7914-1622-4
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-1622-8

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This book presents a survey of rural and urban Chinese people examining the dramatic changes in traditional culture that have taken place, and documenting the nature of contemporary Chinese culture. Chu and Ju examine attitudes about family relations, social relations, job preferences and work ethic, organizational relations, community life, and belief systems.

Although there remains some limited continuity with the past, mainly in family stability, the book shows how lifestyle and values in post-Mao China today reveal a radical departure from traditional Chinese culture. The authors discover that Chinese people no longer endorse the Confucian precepts of harmony and tolerance, nor do they submit compliantly to authority as previous generations did. They now demonstrate, in an environment of rising aspirations and mounting frustration, a new assertiveness, as seen in the tragic outburst in the Tiananmen demonstrations.

Godwin C. Chu is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Culture and Communication at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Yanan Ju is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Central Connecticut State University.


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Table of Contents

Preface

I: INTRODUCTION

1. Cultural Change in China

2. Research Methods and Sampling Procedures

II: RESEARCH FINDINGS

3. Family Relations

4. Social Relations

5. Job Preferences and Work Ethic

6. Organizational Relations

7. Community Life

8. Cultural Values: General Perspectives

9. Cultural Values: Family and Children

10. Cultural Values: Traditional Precepts

11. Belief System

III: CONCLUSION

12. Whither Chinese Culture

Appendix: Statistical Analysis

Notes

References

Index



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