The “New Culture”

From a Modern Perspective

  • Weiping Sun
  • Mingcang Zhang

About this book


Contemporary China, in an era of globalization and in the midst of transition, now faces both great opportunities and unprecedented challenges. People are more and more becoming “economic man,” “technological man” and “one-dimensional man,” and are increasingly losing the virtue, dignity and beauty of human nature. When humanity’s habitat grows smaller and smaller as economic, technological, informational and social interaction become more and more intense, while conflicts of interest and clashing values are growing increasingly heated, how should different religions, national groups and states deal with each other? As environmental pollution worsens, our ecosystem becomes increasingly unstable and population growth becomes an unbearable burden, where shall we look for a homeland where we can rest our weary minds? … To answer these daunting questions and address their attendant challenges, all human activities, including institutional arrangements, economic constructions, and science and the arts, must all start from the change of humankind, re-think the true nature of humankind and its needs, and consider the prospect of humankind evolving into a “better humankind.” This book is an exploration of such inquires.




Critique of Economic Activities and Human Existence Heteronomy to Autonomy Human Oriented New Culture Knowledge Economy Market Economy and Alienation Political Democratization Rationalization of economic growth Revolution of the value of Knowledge The Humanization and Dehumanization of Technology The Rule of Man and the Rule of Law

Authors and affiliations

  • Weiping Sun
    • 1
  • Mingcang Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of PhilosophyChinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Chinese Academy of Military ScienceBeijingChina

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