Until this book, there has been no comprehensive, methodologically aware study of all aspects of Chinese political culture. The book is organized into three major areas: Chinese identities and popular culture (regional identities, anti-politics attitudes, Hong Kong identity); public opinion surveys (the Beijing area, Chinese workers, the Shanghai area); and ideological debates (the "new" Confucianism, masculinity and Confucianism, why authoritarianism is popular in China, the decline of Chinese official ideology). Here is the first work that reveals just how much, how rapidly, and how dramatically China is changing and why our perceptions of China must keep pace.
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Preface: Andrew Nathan Introduction: Some Paradigmatic Issues in the Study of Chinese Political Culture, Shiping Hua PART I: THE CHINESE CULTURAL TRADITION AND ITS MODERN FACE 1. Sage, Teacher, Businessman: Confucius as a Model Male, Kam Louie 2. The Changing Concept of Zhong (Loyalty): Emerging New Chinese Political Culture, Godwin Chu 3. New Confucianism: A Native Response to Western Philosophy, Roger Ames PART II: SOCIALIZATION: OFFICIAL IDEOLOGIES, LITERATURE, AND THE MEDIA 4. Still Building the Nation: Causes and Consequences of China's Patriotic Fervor, Edward Friedman 5. Curing the Sickness and Saving the Party: Neo-Maoism and Neo-Conservatism in the 1990s, Kalpana Misra 6. The Antipolitical Tendency in Contemporary Chinese Political Thinking, Peter Moody 7. Political Culture as Social Construction of Reality: A Case Study of Hong Kong's Images in Mainland China, Jonathan Jian-Hua Zhu and Huixin Ke PART III: COMPARATIVE POLITICAL CULTURE STUDIES: SOCIAL STRATA AND REGIONS 8. Diversification of Chinese Entrepreneurs and Cultural Pluralism in the Reform Era, Cheng Li 9. Provincial Identities and Political Cultures: Modernism, Traditionalism, Parochialism and Separatism, Alan P.L. Liu 10. Political Culture of Election in Taiwan's and China's Minority Areas, Chih-yu Shih 11. Religion and Society in China and Taiwan, Wenfang Tang 12. Culture Shift and Regime Legitimacy: Comparing Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, Yunhan Chu and Yu-Tzung Chang