Rethinking Chinese Cultural Identity: “The Hualish” as an Innovative Concept

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Grounded in history and guided by theory, this book proposes a new inclusive cultural label, Hualish, to remedy the limitations of the word “Chinese” and replace it as the culture label for the people of “greater China“ origin. The book first introduces the Culture Design Paradigm, a general culture design paradigm with three core components: vitality, structure, and foci. It then uses the Culture Design Paradigm to construct the new conceptual identity, Hualish. This is followed by detailed discussion of three practical paths that can lead to a desirable Hualish identity - the recipe path, the example path, and the normative path. Lastly, the book proposes Humanistic Hualish as a converging and gravitative Hualish culture. Built upon a rigorous academic foundation, the book provides practical guidance to individuals, families, associates, as well as organizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages215
ISBN (Electronic)9789811399619
ISBN (Print)9789811399602
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Psychology

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