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China's New Confucianism:
Politics and Everyday Life in a Changing Society
Daniel A. Bell
With a new preface by the author

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface to the Paperback Edition ix
Acknowledgments xxiii
Introduction xxvii

Part One: Politics 1
Part 1: From Communism to Confucianism: Changing Discourses on China's Political Future 3
Part 2: War, Peace, and China's Soft Power 19
Part 3: Hierarchical Rituals for Egalitarian Societies 38

Part Two: Society 57
Part 4: Sex, Singing, and Civility: The Costs and Benefits of the Karaoke Trade 59
Part 5: How Should Employers Treat Domestic Workers? 75
Part 6: The Politics of Sports: From the 2006 World Cup to the 2008 Olympics 91

Part Three: Education 105
Part 7: A Critique of Critical Thinking 107
Part 8: Teaching Political Theory in Beijing 128
Part 9: On Being Confucian: Why Confucians Needn't Be Old, Serious, and Conservative 148

Appendices
Part 1: Depoliticizing the Analects 163
Part 2: Jiang Qing's Politi cal Confucianism 175
Index 231

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