The Chinese family, the State and hindrances modernization

Translated from Chinese here:
“China’s fundamental condition is precisely represented by the clash between patriarchy and modernity in different organizations, and the extensive infiltration of unofficial institutions into the official ones. Patriarchy provided a credit mechanism without expensive and complicated contractual procedures, and thus hindered the establishment of such a legal contract system. It is certain that until a healthy legal system, social security, and basic administration systems are well established, this kind of unofficial organizational mechanism will continue to exist like a phantom. The current modernization process in China will inevitably have to constructively integrate “pre-modernity,” which might lead to a more localized and more culturally contextual Confucian modernity.”

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