China's New Confucianism : Politics and Everyday Life in a Changing Society

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-04-19
  • Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr

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Why do Chinese sex workers sing karaoke with their customers? And why do some Communist Party cadres get promoted if they care for their elderly parents? Daniel Bell-one of the few Westerners to teach the humanities at a Chinese university-draws on his personal experiences to answer these questions and reveals an unexpected portrait of a rapidly changing society.

Author Biography

Daniel A. Bell is professor of political theory at Tsinghua University in Beijing. His books include Beyond Liberal Democracy and East Meets West (both Princeton).

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Editionp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xxiii
Introductionp. xxvii
Politicsp. 1
From Communism to Confucianism: Changing Discourses on China's Political Futurep. 3
War, Peace, and China's Soft Powerp. 19
Hierarchical Rituals for Egalitarian Societiesp. 38
Societyp. 57
Sex, Singing, and Civility: The Costs and Benefits of the Karaoke Tradep. 59
How Should Employers Treat Domestic Workers?p. 75
The Politics of Sports: From the 2006 World Cup to the 2008 Olympicsp. 91
Educationp. 105
A Critique of Critical Thinkingp. 107
Teaching Political Theory in Beijingp. 128
On Being Confucian: Why Confucians Needn't Be Old, Serious, and Conservativep. 148
Depoliticizing the Analectsp. 163
Jiang Qing's Political Confucianismp. 175
Indexp. 231
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