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ERIC Number: EJ1156017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3124
A Framework for Understanding Chinese Leadership: A Cultural Approach
Liu, Peng
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v20 n6 p749-761 2017
Chinese culture is widely regarded as being dominated by Confucian thought, which is characterized as focusing on morality, relationalism and collectivism. Also, Chinese culture has been deemed to be very hierarchical and lacking in a sense of autonomy. However, there has been little attention paid to other diverse elements in Chinese culture and their relationships with Chinese leadership. This article reflects the author's view on this topic. He concludes that Chinese culture is a mix of Confucian thought and other cultural elements, mainly Daoism, Sun Zi's thoughts, legalism, Buddhism, Western cultural values, socialist values and free market values. This evolving perspective helps the in-depth understanding of Chinese culture and leadership. The author also suggests that culture has a significant influence on leadership practices through its influence on the values of leaders. The diverse elements in Chinese culture affect leadership practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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