Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Sociology

Language

English

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.

Keywords

social structure ; Kinship ; Daodejing ; submissiveness; wuwei

Publication Date

2013

Source Publication Title

Journal of Political Power

Volume

6

Issue

3

Start Page

405

End Page

418

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Peer Reviewed

1

DOI

10.1080/2158379X.2013.846554

ISSN (print)

2158379X

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Sociology Commons

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