Academic study on Chinese values published

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016/8/24 20:54:10

A book on academic studies of Chinese values was released Wednesday at the Beijing International Book Fair.

The publisher, China Social Sciences Press, also signed an agreement with German publisher Springer on an English-language version of the book, "China's Values."

Based on studies of traditional Chinese values in ancient China and innovative developments of values in modern China, the book explains the creation, connotation and practice of the socialist core values and their role in China's development.

Han Zhen, professor of philosophy with Beijing Foreign Studies University and co-author of the book, said the book focuses on how Chinese people have developed their own values and the positive implications of such values.

Yang He, a professor with Peking University, said the book explains that the vigor of China's values today lies in the country's traditional culture and people's long-term ideology. "It shows how China's values, with innovative developments, still suit people's modern lives."

"China's Values" is a latest in the "Understanding China" series, which so far has contains 11 books.

Myriam Poort, Springer's Social Sciences and Humanities editorial director, said at the signing ceremony that the "China Insights (Understanding China)" offers a valuable English-language resource for researchers around the world and students of Chinese and related areas, Poort said.

Springer has published many works by Chinese authors in English and research by Chinese scientists is now an important part of Springer's program.

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