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Smile Yourself Happy: Zheng Nengliang and the Discursive Construction of Happy Subjects

Derek Hird

in Chinese Discourses on Happiness

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9789888455720
eISBN:
9789888455515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455720.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

A vibrant discourse linking happiness and well-being to zheng nengliang正能量‎ (“positive energy”) has emerged in China since 2012. Drawing from a variety of disciplines and cultural resources, ... More


Happiness in Chinese Socialist Discourse: Ah Q and the “Visible Hand”

Gerda Wielander

in Chinese Discourses on Happiness

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9789888455720
eISBN:
9789888455515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455720.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes the appearance of happiness in public and political discourse in China in the wider context of socialist modernization underpinned by Chinese socialist views of the psyche. It ... More


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