Title: The nature of Chinese collective values: formation and evolution

Authors: Pak Hung Mo

Addresses: Department of Economics, School of Business, School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Abstract: In this paper, we analyse the basic driving forces responsible for moulding the Chinese collective values. Globalisation results in substantial changes in some driving forces, which cause the corresponding changes in collective values and institutions. In general, the globalising forces push the Chinese to adopt a competitive capitalist system along with its associated collective values. However, the values that evolved under the unique historical experiences and writing system distinguish the Chinese collective values from the rest of the world.

Keywords: Chinese collective values; language; writing systems; China; globalisation; culture.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCCM.2007.016171

International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management, 2007 Vol.1 No.1, pp.108 - 125

Published online: 07 Dec 2007 *

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