Lies That Bind: Chinese Truth, Other Truths

Lies That Bind: Chinese Truth, Other Truths

by Susan D. Blum


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742554047
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 6.33(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Susan D. Blum is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame.

Table of Contents

Part I: Deception and Truth
Chapter 1: Truth, Lying, and Deception: Blum's Maxims for China
Part II: China Present
Chapter 2: Tricks and Traps: Deception and Protective Cleverness
Chapter 3: For Their Own Good: Benevolent Deception and Flattery
Chapter 4: State Secrets and Fakes: The True, the Real, the Transparent, and the Squelched
Chapter 5: Longing for Honesty
Part III: China Past
Chapter 6: Crooked and Straight: Right Action and Strategy in Premodern China
Chapter 7: A Social Theory of Truth: Language in Revolutionary China
Part IV: Humanity and Language
Chapter 8: Truth and Deception across Time and Space
Chapter 9: Knowing How to Play with Words and Minds
Appendix: Theoretical Foundations and Implications

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