Globalization and Cultural Self-Awareness

  • Xiaotong Fei

Part of the China Academic Library book series (CHINALIBR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Xiaotong Fei
      Pages 3-10
    3. Xiaotong Fei
      Pages 11-20
    4. Xiaotong Fei
      Pages 21-24
  3. Part II

  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Xiaotong Fei
      Pages 77-108
    3. Xiaotong Fei
      Pages 115-122
  5. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Xiaotong Fei
      Pages 133-147
  6. Part V

  7. Part VI

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Xiaotong Fei
      Pages 223-230
    3. Xiaotong Fei
      Pages 231-239
    4. Xiaotong Fei
      Pages 247-252
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 253-268

About this book


This volume comprises some twenty articles, speeches and conversations of Fei Xiaotong from the late 1980s to the early 2000s. Their central connecting theme is how civilizations could co-exist against a backdrop of rapid globalization. Fei proposes his concept of “cultural self-awareness,” summarized in the axiom “each appreciates his own best, appreciates the best of others, all appreciate the best together for the greater harmony of all.” This is the result of many years of research and fieldwork, and represents a synthesis of his Western training and traditional Chinese thought.

Professor Fei Xiaotong was one of the most prominent Chinese sociologists and anthropologists in the last century, and a leading figure in Chinese intellectual circles. He was noted in the West for his Peasant Life in China, From the Soil and other works written during the 1930s and 1940s. His later important research and theoretical concepts, though extremely influential in China on both theoretical and practical levels, are almost unknown in international academia.


Cultural Self-Awareness Culture Theory Industrial Civilization Social Anthropology Social Nature of Culture

Authors and affiliations

  • Xiaotong Fei
    • 1
  1. 1.Peking UniversityBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing Co., Ltd and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-46647-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-46648-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-1853
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-1861
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