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Notes from Beijing

Notes from Beijing

Vlachos, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-4870-9006 (2002) Notes from Beijing. The Ethical Record, 107 (2). ISSN 0014-1690

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This paper contains notes from a talk on mainland China’s (PRC) on-going opening up to the free-market. The paper, using an ethnographic approach, notes the ‘two-speed’ transition of the economy in which increasing affluence in larger, eastern cities is contrasted with labour intensive, low wage regions. The paper considers these more recent developments against the backdrop of progressive and humanistic western philosophical ideas brought to China in the 1920s. The paper is presented as a travel log, highlighting some negative effects of modernism on the urban fabric, as well as the travels of Chinese scholars such as Sun Yat Sen and Hu Shih to the West and their contributions to progressive thought.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: China; Beijing; urban development; humanism
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2019 17:23

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