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The Chinese National Spirit

The Core of a Spiritual Home


About this book


This book discusses the Chinese nation’s spiritual home in a modern context. It analyzes various aspects of the problem, including background, theory, history, recent advances and solutions, from a global view. In discussing the development of Chinese national spirit, it also refers to western experiences of national culture and national spirit. To build the spiritual home, the traditional culture, values and faith need to be learned, analyzed and adapted to the modern context. Doing so helps to maintain the traditional characteristics while at the same time reinforcing new characteristics. This model can be applied to many countries around the globe. Additionally, the author points out that in the construction of Chinese national spirit it is also important to consider positive elements from different cultures in other nations.


national spirit Marxist philosophy Spiritual home national culture Chinese traditional culture faith Cultural tradition globalization modernity Chinese and western culture

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.BeijingChina

About the authors

Ouyang Kang, the director of the institute of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, member of  Marxist discipline appraisal group of the academic degrees committee under the state council, executive director of the association of national philosopher.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Chinese National Spirit
  • Book Subtitle The Core of a Spiritual Home
  • Authors Kang Ouyang
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. and Heilongjiang Education Press 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-3913-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-10-9996-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-3915-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 211
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Jointly published with Heilongjiang Education Press, China
  • Topics Sociology of Culture
    Moral Philosophy
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