Yin-Yang Harmony for Management

  • Tachia Chin
Part of the Managing the Asian Century book series (MAAC)


Chinese culture is believed to represent the prototypical cultural values of many emerging markets in the Asian region. Compared with the West, Chinese culture places far more emphasis on harmony, a unique cultural characteristic and proclivity led by China’s philosophical ideology. However, there is a dearth of research that could explicitly characterize how the notion of Chinese harmony influences employees’ attitude and behavior in China. Hence, built upon the perspective of Yijing, the objectives of this chapter is to introduce a novel, context-specific indigenous model that delineates, conceptualizes, and even measures the abstract notion of harmony within a Chinese organization.


Culture Yin-Yang Harmony China Yijing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of English for International BusinessGuangdong University of Foreign StudiesGuangzhouChina

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