Battle Between David and Goliath

  • Xiudi Zhang
Part of the Governance and Citizenship in Asia book series (GOCIA)


This chapter reveals that Chinese citizens are struggling in a battle between individualism and collectivism. Whether people or citizens, the key to understanding the Chinese citizen lies in the Chinese understanding of the individual as the duality of a small self and a great self, namely, as a relationship between the individual and social group (school, government, the CCP, and family).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiudi Zhang
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  1. 1.Zhoukou Normal UniversityZhoukou CityChina

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