1st Edition

Leadership and China Philosophy, Place and Practice

Edited By Ralph J Bathurst, Michelle Sitong Chen Copyright 2023
    186 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    186 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Since its opening in 1978, China has undergone radical change. By establishing special economic zones along its Eastern coastal borders under Deng Xioping’s tutelage, China entered the global market. Loosening controls from central government allowed for a more free-market approach that facilitated easier trading partnerships across national boundaries.

    Leadership and China: Philosophy, Place and Practice explores the impact of these changes today. Companies across the globe are doing business with Chinese counterparts, but recently the Western world has begun treating China with suspicion, with some commentators claiming nefarious aims on the part of Chinese Communist Party, and intentions of favoring China’s growing middle class and political elites, while impoverishing other international trading partners. This calls for wise leadership on both sides of the political divide and this book facilitates conversations that explore synergies between East and West, aiming to move past suspicion and discuss how leaders might work for the benefit of all humanity.

    With an orientation towards conversations rather than polemics, graduate students, scholars and business leaders across the globe will benefit from this book.

    Forward: Why Leadership and China?
    Ralph J. Bathurst and Michelle Chen Sitong
    1. Confucian Connections: Foucault and Guanxi
    Ling Ding, Stephen A. Linstead, and Ambrose Field
    2. Leadership Lessons from Landscape Painting East & West: Cultivating a Spiritual Eco-Imagination
    Terri McNichol
    3. Silent Motion to Prosperity, Leadership from a Chinese Perspective
    Feng (Dennis) Yue
    4. Investigating Tensions in Sustainability in Chinese and New Zealand Business Partnerships: An Empirical Analysis
    Michelle Sitong Chen
    5. Leading the Way Guided by the Tao Te Ching
    Hunter Meng Qingyu and Selina Yang Xiaona
    6. When the Dragon and Taniwha Meet: Doing Business with China
    Ralph J. Bathurst
    7. Confucian Leadership in the Age of Xi Jinping
    Simon Burgess


    Ralph J Bathurst is an Associate Professor in the School of Management at Massey University, New Zealand.

    Michelle Sitong Chen is a Professional Teaching Fellow at the University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand.