Self-assurance and Self-denial : Repositioning the Individual in Contemporary Chinese Society

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This article argues that traditional Chinese society was characterized by a “part–whole structure” in which the value of an individual was measured by his value for society. In Europe, starting from the middle of the 15th century, a society that is characterized by a “many–one structure” developed. In such a society, an individual freely chooses with which… (More)

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