A billboard advertises China’s one-child family planning policy. Since the time of Confucius, social order has been based on individuals knowing their positions and understanding their obligations to those above them—especially in the family. The demands of China’s rapidly expanding population often challenge such ancient structures.

Harmony as a philosophical objective has been part of Chinese thought for more than 2,000 years. It has remained important in Chinese culture, whether applied

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:45-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Concept, Values and Worldview|Comments Off on Social Harmony (Shèhuì héxié 社会和谐)|Shèhuì héxié 社会和谐 (Social Harmony)

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