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Clan, Caste and Club

reviewed by Paul K. T. Sih - 1964

coverTitle: Clan, Caste and Club
Author(s): F. L. K. Hsu
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
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The purpose of this work is "to explain the world as the Hindus see and approach it." Dr. Hsu also hopes it will give a comparison of "the major manifestations of the Hindu view of the world with those of the Chinese view on the one hand and of the American view on the other" (p. vii). These intentions are admirably fulfilled. After a brief introduction on family patterns and psychological orientation in general, Dr. Hsu examines the cohesive-inclusive nature of the Chinese clan and the divisive-exclusive nature of the Hindu caste. In both instances, he outlines for us the massive complex of human behavior and kinship systems and the dominant role played by the basic social needs of man expressed in sociability, security and status. In his presentation of the three different cultural patterns of life—Chinese, Hindu, and American—the author discusses with keen insight the Chinese kinship relations of mutual dependence,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 65 Number 8, 1964, p. 729-729
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2765, Date Accessed: 4/10/2021 11:53:11 PM

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