Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Sociology

Abstract

An historical consequence of power relations in European culture has been a dichotomy of reason and emotion. This pattern did not arise in China, one of the oldest and most enduring structures of power in human history. The social basis of the Chinese concept of xin (heart-mind) is considered in the paper, and a discussion of a characteristic Chinese conception of power is also presented.

Publication Year

2013

Journal Title

Journal of Political Power

Volume number

6

Issue number

3

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

First Page (page number)

405

Last Page (page number)

418

Referreed

1

DOI

10.1080/2158379X.2013.846554

ISSN (print)

2158379X

Keywords

social structure ; Kinship ; Daodejing ; submissiveness; wuwei

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Sociology Commons

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