Introduction

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    Abstract

    These original essays debate two ways of theorizing social life. One way is the integrative or holistic model of thought typified in the writings of Confucius. The other, the revolutionary tradition, is suspicious of holism and harmony as principles of social thought because harmony is seen as something that can genuinely occur only when a society has rectified deeply ingrained injustice. This volume evaluates the alternative priorities of order and revolt, harmony and spontaneity, in social life.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOrder and Revolt
    Subtitle of host publicationDebating the Principles of Eastern and Western Social Thought
    EditorsWayne Cristaudo, Heung Wah Wong, Sun Youzhong
    Place of PublicationUnited States of America
    PublisherBridge21 Publications
    Pages7-18
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)978-1-62643-004-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    Cristaudo, W. (2014). Introduction. In W. Cristaudo, H. W. Wong, & S. Youzhong (Eds.), Order and Revolt: Debating the Principles of Eastern and Western Social Thought (pp. 7-18). Bridge21 Publications.