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Chinese Discourses on Happiness

Gerda Wielander and Derek Hird

Abstract

Contemporary Chinese voices approach the topic of happiness from many diverse positions and perspectives. Happiness, often represented by the Chinese character fu 福‎, is part of the visual propaganda campaign of the Chinese Dream, and raising levels of happiness has become an official government target. Much is written and said about happiness by the Chinese government, but also by authors of self-help books, by journalists, TV chat show hosts, pop psychologists and China’s netizens. This book is the first attempt at analyzing these various writings and related images to see what concepts and ... More

Keywords: Happiness, Discourse, Psychology, China, Chinese Dream, Happiness Studies, Family, Chinese Media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9789888455720
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888455720.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerda Wielander, editor
University of Westminster

Derek Hird, editor
Lancaster University