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Civility and Its Development: The Experiences of China and Taiwan

David C. Schak


How does civility, defined as considerate treat of others, including strangers, and of the public space, develop in a society? This book aims to answer this question by comparing the processes and outcomes to date of efforts to develop civility in China and Taiwan, two societies that. It first examines the origins and development of civility in Europe questions and whether there was a comparable concept in dynastic China. It follows with arguments for the comparability of China and Taiwan on the basis of their shared cultural heritage, including a conceptual basis for and a history of incivili ... More

Keywords: China, Taiwan, civility, governance, cultural heritage, society for itself, self-expression values

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9789888455973
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888455973.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David C. Schak, author
Griffith University

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