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Rampant Capitalism Meets Confucian Traditions: Resolution of Value Conflict Among Chinese College Students: A Case Study

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China’s overheated urban economies are said to be luring young people into the capitalist fray. This article1 considers the extent to which Confucian family values continue to exert pressure on youth to stay close to the family home and to support their parents. The ways some Chinese college students resolve this tension and the impact of the privatisation of higher education on student aspirations are also considered.

The findings of this qualitative study supported view that the influence of traditional Chinese family values on college students’ life plans was greater than had been expected. Given the effects of structural constraints and economic disincentives, students attempted to work out complex resolutions to these tensions.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Kent State University

Publication date: January 1, 1999

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