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Title The Chinese pursuit of happiness : anxieties, hopes, and moral tensions in everyday life / edited by Becky Yang Hsu and Richard Madsen.
Publication Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019]
Copyright date ©2019
Description vii, 189 pages : illustration ; 23 cm
Call # 646.7009 C
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Becky Yang Hsu -- The changing notion of happiness : a history of "Xingfu" / Lang Chen -- Having it all : filial piety, moral weighting, and anxiety among young adults / Becky Yang Hsu -- Performing happiness for self and others : weddings in Shanghai / Deborah S. Davis -- Happy and unhappy meals : culinary expressions of the good life in Shanghai / James Farrer -- Making the people happy or the government happy? Dilemmas of social workers in a morally pluralistic society / Richard Madsen -- Deriving happiness from making society better : Chinese activists as warring gods / Chih-Jou Jay Chen -- Epilogue / Richard Madsen.
Summary "What is happiness and how can we get it? The way people in China ask and try to answer these universal questions tells a lot about the tensions in Chinese culture and society during the present time of political and economic change. These essays by a team of researchers illuminate the causes of anxiety and reasons for hope in China today. They vividly describe the moral dilemmas experienced in contemporary family life, the rituals of happiness performed in modern weddings, the practices of conviviality carried out in shared meals, the professional tensions confronted by social workers, and the hopes and frustrations shared by political reformers"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Happiness -- China.
Happiness -- Social aspects -- China.
Stress (Psychology) -- Social aspects -- China.
Anxiety -- Social aspects -- China.
China -- Social conditions -- 2000-
Anxiety -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00810975
Happiness. (OCoLC)fst00951160
Happiness -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00951178
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Stress (Psychology) -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01134939
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
Since 2000
Addl. Author Hsu, Becky Yang, 1975- editor.
Madsen, Richard, 1941- editor.
ISBN 9780520306325 (paperback alkaline paper)
0520306325 (paperback alkaline paper)
9780520306318 (hardcover alkaline paper)
0520306317 (hardcover alkaline paper)

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