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The Mediated Chinese Individual Globality

Xiaohui Pan

in Discourses of Cultural China in the Globalizing Age

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9789622099128
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206847 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099128.003.0013
The Mediated Chinese Individual Globality

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This chapter examines the mediated individual globality in five cities of China: Chengdu, Wuhan, Lanzhou, Changchun, and Beijing. The study provides ample evidence that attitude and values changes defining individual globality are accompanied by changes in behavior, which give meaning to, and support those changes in political and economic institutions that lead to the globalization of nations and cultures. It finds that neither rapid economic growth nor effective government can develop without the widespread diffusion to the regular members of the population of those qualities this study has identified as those of the global individual. In the contemporary world, the qualities of an individual globality are a vital necessity.

Keywords: globalization; Chengdu; Wuhan; Lanzhou; Changchun; Beijing; geopolitical context

Chapter.  4706 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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