Well-being is about the extent to which a person lives a good life. To understand well-being, different theories have been developed and abundant research has been conducted to examine what a "good life" is now how to live it. In this paper, the literature relevant to the understanding of well-being in Chinese culture will be reviewed. Specifically, the importance of social relations in Chinese well-being will be highlighted. Building on this emphasis on interpersonal relationships, the central role of harmony in understanding Chinese well-being will also be examined with reference to the individual-centered conceptualization of well-being in the West. The implications of this relational approach of well-being to our understanding of morality in contemporary Chinese culture will be discussed.
|Title of host publication||The Routledge International Handbook of Morality, Cognition, and Emotion in China|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis Ltd.|
|Number of pages||13|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781003281566, 9781000576481|
|Publication status||Published - May 2022|
Bibliographical notePublisher Copyright:
© 2022 selection and editorial matter, Ryan Nichols; individual chapters, the contributors.