Year: 2000 Source: Journal of Conflict Resolution, v.44, no.4, (August 2000), p.523-546 SIEC No: 20040816

The author attempts to correct the popular assumption that conflicts in China & other Asian countries that share its cultural heritage have historically been resolved through mediation rather than adjudication or appeals to the political institutions. He argues that mediation was but one out of many methods (including interpersonal violence, collective action, & even feigned suicide) of resolving problems in China. A disaggregated perspective on conflict resolution in China is presented as the most accurate representation. (51 refs)