Chinese vs. Western concepts of moral character: Being cultivated

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Abstract

Chinese and Western moral concepts grew from very different philosophical and linguistic roots. What does this mean for modern concepts of morality? Using a prototype approach, lay concepts of “excellent moral character” from Hong Kong and Beijing were compared to previous Western research (Walker & Pitts, 1998), finding significant differences.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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morality
Hong Kong
linguistics

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Buchtel, E. E., & Guan, Y. (2012, January). Chinese vs. Western concepts of moral character: Being cultivated. Paper presented at The 13th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP2012), San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California.