Suicide and Justice: A Chinese Perspective


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Sociological and psychiatric studies on suicide based on Western ideas about human nature see suicide as social or individual disorder. Suicide in China, however, should be understood differently. By analyzing 30 cases, Wu Fei studies the dynamics of suicide in terms of family politics and local psychology and finds that suicide is committed when a power balance is broken in the games of power in the family. Unlike public injustice, domestic injustice is not only closely related to, but also often strengthened by ...

Suicide and Justice: A Chinese Perspective 2010, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415551717