The Chinese Pursuit of Happiness: Meaning and Morality in Everyday Life (Draft Epilogue)

12 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2018

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Richard Madsen

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - 21st Century China Center

Date Written: July 5, 2018

Abstract

What is happiness? How do people in China get it? What are the social obstacles to having it? And what does this tell us about contemporary China’s moral order? These are the big questions addressed by the research that produced the essays in this book. Each essay uses empirical research to focus on part of the answers to the questions. Here, I will try to provide a synthesis, a holistic but inevitably more speculative response.

Suggested Citation

Madsen, Richard, The Chinese Pursuit of Happiness: Meaning and Morality in Everyday Life (Draft Epilogue) (July 5, 2018). 21st Century China Center Research Paper No. 2018-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3216111 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3216111

Richard Madsen (Contact Author)

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - 21st Century China Center ( email )

9500 Gilman Drive #0519
La Jolla, CA 92093-0519
United States

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