Accession Number : AD0619353

Title :   FROM FRIENDSHIP TO COMRADESHIP: THE CHANGE IN PERSONAL RELATIONS IN COMMUNIST CHINA,

Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Vogel,Ezra F.

Report Date : 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : In communist China, personal friendship has been replaced by comradeship, a universalistic ethic which regards all persons as equal under the state. This ethic is necessary to this modernizing society, because it reduces the threat to political control and because it provides a basis of personal relations which makes it possible for persons from different social backgrounds, different geographical areas, and different likes and dislikes to have relationships with each other. The people conform to comradeship largely from fear of being accused or exposed as a threat to national goals by friends or acquaintances. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMMUNISM, CHINA), (*SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, COMMUNISM), BEHAVIOR, FEAR, SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, VERBAL BEHAVIOR, INHIBITION, REASONING, POLITICAL SCIENCE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE