Speaker Mary Kay Magistad
Summary Mary Kay Magistad defines civil society as a “sense of shared responsibility and stewardship for a way of life people value.” Drawing upon her 15-year experience living and working as a journalist in China, Magistad tracks the changes, regulations, and transformation of China’s civil society from subject to citizen. From the Confucian influence of vertical relationships to the opening up of the economy and introduction of the internet, Magistad notes the shifts and tensions in the relationship between the Chinese Communist Party and Chinese people in shaping China’s future.
Keywords civil society, Confucianism
Publish Date August 3, 2015
Source Speech given at 1990 Institute Teachers Workshop on “Modern China Through the Lens of Social Change and Reform”, August 3-4, 2015, at San Mateo County Office of Education, Redwood City, CA.
Speaker Bio  Mary Kay Magistad Bio

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