In: Asian and African Studies, vol. 31, no. 1
Year, pages: 2022, 68 - 81
China, Central-Eastern European area, Confucian revival, contemporary social values, transition, tradition and modernity
The topical processes of modern identity-making within Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) on the one hand, and China on the other, are fundamentally results of different forms of cultural and economic transformation, conflict and harmonious social adjustment. The aim of the present article is to show the need to appreciate the role of culture not only as a background to, but also as a constitutive part of, economic dynamics. Thus, it assumes that any comparative analysis of the rise of transitional societies must deal with questions connected to respective value systems, i.e. issues of moral education, political authority, social solidarity, and religious beliefs. It is not coincidental that the rapid recent development of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) owes much to such crucial traditional virtues as social hierarchy, self-discipline, social harmony, strong families and a respect for education. In this context, the present article examines the revival of the Confucian tradition in China. According to previous research results, traditional East European values were in many aspects closer to such virtues then traditional Western values that have been mainly focused upon the idea of individual autonomy. Hence, this study examines the hypothesis that the Central and Eastern European area could function as a cultural and axiological bridge between China and Europe.
How to cite:
Sernelj, T. 2022. HUMANENESS AND FAMILY VALUES IN TRANSCULTURAL PERSPECTIVE: THE CONFUCIAN REVIVAL IN THE MIRROR OF INTERCULTURAL EXCHANGE BETWEEN CHINA AND CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE. In Asian and African Studies, vol. 31, no.1, pp. 68-81. 1335-1257. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/aassav.2022.31.1.03
Sernelj, T. (2022). HUMANENESS AND FAMILY VALUES IN TRANSCULTURAL PERSPECTIVE: THE CONFUCIAN REVIVAL IN THE MIRROR OF INTERCULTURAL EXCHANGE BETWEEN CHINA AND CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE. Asian and African Studies, 31(1), 68-81. 1335-1257. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/aassav.2022.31.1.03
Publisher: Institute of Oriental Studies
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