First published March 9 2019, 17:30 China standard time More than 45% of Chinese live stream users are minors. Traditional Chinese culture shunned discussions of death, notes Cheris Shun-Ching Chan, professor of sociology at Hong Kong University. In Marketing Death, Cheris S. Spotted a mistake or want to add something? While the transnational insurers attempted to remove this resistance by introducing new concepts about risk management, the locally-founded insurers redefined these concepts as money management to avoid the taboo subject. It details how the Chinese cultural taboo on the discussion of premature death affects the organizational strategies of transnational and domestic life insurance firms. After five minutes, the session ends, and the people will send out some last words of encouragement.
Her writings have appeared in the top-tier academic journals, including the American Journal of Sociology, British Journal of Sociology, Theory and Society, Social Psychology Quarterly, China Quarterly, and International Sociology. This Chinese market, however, has developed along a different trajectory from what might be expected. Based on ethnographic research of the life insurance business in China, it explores how localization may intertwine with homogenization, and why it may not subvert cultural hegemony. If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. Her writings have appeared in American Journal of Sociology, British Journal of Sociology, Theory and Society, Social Psychology Quarterly, International Sociology, and The China Quarterly among others.
Cheris Shun-ching Chan is associate professor of sociology at the University of Hong Kong. Drawing on rich ethnographic data, it documents the processes and micro-politics through which local cultures shape the way a market is formed and, hence, sheds light on the dynamics through which modern capitalist enterprises are diffused to regions with different cultural traditions. Based on an extensive ethnographic study of various life insurance companies in China, Chan found a clear disparity in the way transnational and domestic life insurers dealt with local resistance to the idea of insuring against early death. Three major themes emerge from her ongoing fieldwork: 1 the moral economy of informal payment and social network in gaining access to quality medical care; 2 doctor-patient relation and the professional authority of physicians in China; 3 the rationalization and legitimacy of Chinese medicine in China. Chans book is therefore a piece of work which is in itself a significant achievement. Person A tells about something that is on their minds, and asks people for positive feedback. The death taboo threatens to leave China unprepared to care for a population living longer thanks to better medical care but dying at higher rates of chronic illness.
This paper aims to locate the essence of new religions which manifest themselves as part and parc. Chan explores both how and why the life insurance industry has managed to emerge in China, a country with an entrenched cultural stigma against the very topic of death. By further examining the life insurance development in Taiwan and Hong Kong as compared to China, Chan argues that the nature of the dominant firms in the field affects the extent of localization of a global enterprise and its growth in a specific locale. Based on more than 14 months' ethnographic research in China, this article brings in culture and. Marketing Death is the first book to offer a sociological analysis of the emergence of a life insurance market outside of a European or American context. While religious belief waned during the tumult of the 20th century, the taboo persisted. Based on extensive ethnographic research, the book analyzes the role of culture in shaping the trajectory and features of a new market.
Marketing Death is the first book to offer an analysis of the emergence of a life insurance market outside of the Euro-American context. Related works: This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: for items with the same title. Direct selling, a business that heavily relies on person-to-person direct interaction, appears to. But their reaction to its eulogies reveals a deep and often emotional connection to the topic of death. Together with numerous religious-like rituals, direct selling has successfully sanctified its business and cultivated distributors' commitments to the business at the same time. At the same time, it has the rare property of making us think and feel like going further along the path the author has opened up to us.
By Spotted a mistake or want to add something? We have no references for this item. This article asserts the critical role of doing ideology in sustaining a movement and integrates an interactionist, social psychological approach into the literature of social movements. Our range includes dictionaries, English language teaching materials, children's books, journals, scholarly monographs, printed music, higher education textbooks, and schoolbooks. Do not reproduce our content without permission — you can contact us at. Our products cover an extremely broad academic and educational spectrum, and we aim to make our content available to our users in whichever format suits them best. Marketing Death is the first book to offer a sociological analysis of the emergence of a life insurance market outside of a European or American context. Drawing on extensive ethnographic fieldwork and engaging with current scholarship, Chan expl How do companies sell life insurance in a country where death is a taboo subject? This, in turn, removes pressure on medical insurers to provide hospice coverage.
In Marketing Death, Cheris S. The time of praise is limited to five minutes unless you pay more. In Marketing Death, Cheris S. Based on an extensive ethnography of the emergence of commercial life insurance in China, this book examines how culture impacts economic practice. Some of her articles have received prizes from the American Sociological Association.
While the transnational insurers attempted to remove this resistance by introducing new concepts about risk management, the locally-founded insurers redefined these concepts as money management to avoid the taboo subject. Marketing Death is the first book to offer an analysis of the emergence of a life insurance market outside of the Euro-American context. Hospice care, which should be cheaper, is rarely considered and seldom available. Chan explores both how and why the life insurance industry has managed to emerge in China, a country with an entrenched cultural stigma against the very topic of death. In Marketing Death, Cheris Shun-ching Chan examines the development of the life insurance market in China to address how culture impacts economic practice.
Please let us know in comments below or. A of the cost of non-communicable disease on the Chinese economy predicted that between 2012-2030, China will spend 27. It helps resolve controversies whether culture is a matter of shared values or a tool kit of strategies for action. Specifically, the presence of competitive domestic players alongside transnational corporations is more likely to produce varieties of capitalism. It first emerged as a money management, rather than a risk management, market.