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Harmony,
1st Edition

Zhang Wei Wen, Huang Yi Hua, Jiang Sheng Ying, Han Zhen

ISBN-13: 9789814792660 | ISBN-10: 9814792667

Copyright 2018

| Published 2017

List Price USD $79.95

Overview

Based on one of the 24 key terms put forth at the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China to outline the course of action China has to undertake to strengthen its core socialist values for the future and its long-term ideological pursuits, Harmony strives to closely link the term to the spirit of the 18th National Congress and give an in-depth interpretation of it. Achieving harmony is a keystone of Chinese traditional philosophies and important arguments of Marxist philosophy. It is vital that China’s leadership and its populace share these same ideas in order to realize the dream of building a harmonious, just, and moderately prosperous society while creating a new socialism with uniquely Chinese traits. By also drawing from Chinese historical and philosophical texts like those from Confucianism and Taoism, Harmony tries to take the lead in ideological awareness and gives impetus to a collective willpower, so as to provide a strong theoretical support for the construction of a successful core socialist value system.

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Meet the Authors

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Professor Zhang Wei Wen 章伟文 taught at Beijing Normal University after obtaining his doctorates in History and Philosophy. He was appointed Associate Professor at the School of Philosophy and Sociology and became the Director for the Center for Philosophy and Culture. His main research interests are in the history of Philosophy, the study of I-Ching, and the Philosophy of Taoism.

Huang Yi Hua 黄义华 has a Master of Philosophy and lectures at the Municipal Party School in Fuzhou City, Jiangxi Province.

Jiang Sheng Ying 蒋胜英 teaches at the Beijing Education College Affiliated Middle School.

Professor Han Zhen 韩震 is a native of Shandong Province and holds a doctorate in Philosophy. He currently serves as the Chairman on the Beijing Foreign Studies University Council and is also a doctoral student supervisor. Professor Han has also held the positions of Vice President at Beijing Normal University, as well as President at Beijing Foreign Studies University.

  • An analysis on one of the key terms outlined at the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China — Harmony— and the Chinese concept and definition of the term.
  • The book uses traditional Chinese philosophies (Confucianism, Taoism etc.) and Marxism to formulate a set of new core socialist value system and demonstrates what the China leadership and populace need in order to realize the dream of building a harmonious, just, and moderately prosperous society while creating a new socialism with uniquely Chinese traits.
  • The books defines what a "harmonious society" is within the context of Chinese socialist society and how harmony is a value based on traditional Chinese culture, embodies socialist characteristics, and how it can be a universal cultural value.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1
Understanding the Chinese Concept of Harmony and a Harmonious Society
Section One Defining Harmony
Section Two Defining a “Harmonious Society”
Section Three Understanding the Concept of a Harmonious Socialist Society

Chapter 2
Traditional Chinese Culture’s Illumination on Building a Harmonious Socialist Society
Section One Relevance of National Culture to Building a Harmonious Socialist Society
Section Two Advocating China’s Excellent National Culture to Facilitate the Building of a Harmonious Socialist Society

Chapter 3
Harmony: A Value Based on the Chinese Cultural Tradition
Section One Harmony as the Goal of Social Development System
Section Two Harmony: Foundation of the Social System
Section Three Harmony: An Important Norm for Social Value

Chapter 4
Harmony: The Value that Embodies Socialist Characteristics
Section One Socialism as the Only Firm Guarantee in the Broadest Sense of Social Harmony
Section Two Socialism Upholds Fairness and Justice and Manifests True Social Harmony

Chapter 5
Harmony as a Kind of Universal Value
Section One Harmony as the Ideal Theoretical Basis for Universal Cultural Values
Section Two Practical Significance of Taking Harmony as a Kind of Universal Cultural Value

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Harmony

  • ISBN-10: 9814792667
  • ISBN-13: 9789814792660

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