‘Self’ ( ziji ), ‘others’ ( taren ) and ‘collective’ ( jiti ): friendships at school embedded with China's Confucian–collectivist sociocultural values

Zhu, Y (2021) '‘Self’ ( ziji ), ‘others’ ( taren ) and ‘collective’ ( jiti ): friendships at school embedded with China's Confucian–collectivist sociocultural values.' Children & Society. ISSN 0951-0605

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Abstract

Friendship, an important type of interpersonal relationship, has been studied in various disciplines. When studying friendship, sociologists highlight the importance of placing friendships in context to build up a connection between friendship, a type of interpersonal relationship between individuals, and the surrounding social and cultural environment. In sociological studies of friendship, children's friendships in the Chinese context have not been explored thoroughly. To contribute to closing this gap, this article places children's peer friendships in a rural Chinese primary boarding school context and focuses on exploring Chinese Confucian–collectivist sociocultural values that emerged in these children's daily practices of peer friendships.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: children, Chinese school, collective, Confucian values, friendship
Divisions: School of Education
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/chso.12473
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2021 17:51
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:56
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