To see ourselves : comparing traditional Chinese and American cultural values /
Zhongdang Pan ... [et al.].
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1994.
xiv, 258 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
0813320755 (alk. paper)
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Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1994.
0813320755 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-252) and index.
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Using Francis L.K. Hsu's Americans and Chinese: Two Ways of Life (1953) and his Americans and Chinese: Passage to Differences (1981) as points of departure, the authors have devised a checklist of presumably "Confucian" values that they administered to 2,000 people in the Shanghai area and somewhat more living mainly in urban areas of the US. Through sophisticated statistical analyses and wide-ranging, thoughtful discussion, they try to gauge the persistence of traditional values in both China and the US, remaining keenly aware of communist indoctrination and recent media invasion from the West. Deng Xiaoping's reforms ("to get rich is glorious") have been given less attention. Despite the inadequacy of their survey data and the lack of corrective ethnographic information, the authors provide insights and useful methodology for further research into dynamic value changes in both China and the US. For students in the fields of communications, the social sciences, and China studies. Graduate level and above. F. B. Bessac; emeritus, University of Montana
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Table of Contents
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Introductionp. 1
Culture and Valuesp. 15
Proceduresp. 31
Differences in Value Prevalence Between China and the United Statesp. 59
Effects of Social and Demographic Characteristicsp. 85
Configurations of Cultural Valuesp. 131
Communication Influences and Individual Differencesp. 155
Macroscopic Comparisons: Taiwan and Koreap. 197
Summary and Looking Aheadp. 211
Appendixesp. 239
Referencesp. 245
Indexp. 253
About the Book and Authorsp. 257
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