Chinese Discourses On Happiness


by Wielander, Gerda; Derek Hird (Eds.)

Chinese Discourses On Happiness

Price:  US$61.20   (SGD85.00*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 233 pages
Published:  2018, Hong Kong, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789888455720
SB#:  062162 (171)

About This Book

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 and the way they inform, and are in turn informed by, various deliberations and feelings circulating in the society.


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