Globalized Knowledge Flows and Chinese Social Theory

Globalized Knowledge Flows and Chinese Social Theory

by Xiaoying Qi


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This book considers the nature and possibilities of conceptual change and transformation under conditions of globalization, especially with regard to Chinese social and cultural concepts. It argues that the influence of globalization promotes the spread of West European and American social science concepts and methods at the expense of local concepts and approaches, and at the same time (paradoxically) provides opportunities for the incorporation of local concepts, including Chinese concepts, into Western or mainstream social science.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415714402
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/03/2013
Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought Series , #83
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Xiaoying Qi is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Hong Kong Baptist University.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Globalization and Asymmetric Knowledge Flows 2. A Case Study of Globalized Knowledge: Guanxi in Social Science and Management Theory 3. Western Thought in China: An Historical Case of Knowledge Flow 4. China’s Intellectual Heritage: Paradigms as Frameworks 5. Face: A Chinese Concept in a Global Sociology 6. Relations of Emotion and Reason: The Challenge of the Concept of Xin (Heart/Mind) 7. Paradoxical Integration, Contradiction and the Logic of Social Analysis. Conclusion

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