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A Comparative Study on Chinese and Western Concepts of Love

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DOI: 10.23977/aetp.2019.31008 | Downloads: 42 | Views: 1197

Author(s)

Tan Aiping 1

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1 Department of foreign languages, Sichuan Vocational and Technical College, Xuefu Road, Suining, China

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Tan Aiping

ABSTRACT

Love, an exotic flower among all the human emotions, is the eternal topic in many literary works. Not only in China but in the west, people have their own views on love. Due to the cultural background, the traditional moral and other factors, the views of love are very different. For westerners, love is supremacy as a man will sacrifice everything for love while a woman will abandon a lot. Regardless of origin, ancestry, age, social status and other considerations, westerners select their life partners based on love. But Chinese people do not take love but the material needs as the premise. In fact, many Chinese youths believe that "Love is sweet, the reality is cruel". In Chinese concept of love, couples should sustain the relationship between husband and wife for the family although they needn’t love and respect each other.

KEYWORDS

Chinese concepts of love; western concepts of love; comparative study

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Tan Aiping, A Comparative Study on Chinese and Western Concepts of Love. Advances in Educational Technology and Psychology (2019) 3: 40-47. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23977/aetp.2019.31008.

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