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Harmonism Versus Conflictism

  • Keping WangEmail author
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Part of the Key Concepts in Chinese Thought and Culture book series (KCCTC)

Abstract

Most of us moderns claim ourselves to appreciate the type of harmony that will possibly conduce to peaceful interaction and coexistence at its best, and dislike the type of conflict that will likely lead to drastic hostility or violent fight at its worst. Consequently, the type of harmony is inclined to provoke harmonism as a way of thinking about how to find out the common ground for peaceful solutions by coordinating differences and even opposites, because it follows the path of the golden mean in essence. In striking contrast, the type of conflict slants towards conflictism as a way of thinking about how to resolve the disputes and clashes once for all by resorting to force or violence, because it insists on the worship of might as the remedy for all issues at large. Hence harmonism can be employed as an alternative to counterbalance conflictism.

Keywords

Harmonism Conflictism Global concomitance Cultural demonism Cultural narcissism Partisan politics 

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© Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing Co., Ltd. This international edition is exclusively licensed to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. for worldwide distribution outside of China 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina

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