Relationship and Institution: A Theoretical Interpretation Framework from the Perspective of Chinese Political Philosophy
China’s way of doing things is the typical East way, which is the group-based thinking, paying attention to people-oriented, focusing on “people” in dealing with things, having strong interpersonal relationships, and strong flexibility. The management of the West countries adopt the dichotomy method of thinking, which is unclear. All of them are governed by law, in accordance with institution management, without flexibility. For them, interpersonal relationships are weak, but with clear division of labor, powerful checks and balances, as well as clear rights and obligations. Because of the different social forms of the East and West countries and different social situations, China and other Eastern countries have paid more attention to the overall relationship, while Western countries have focused on the individual and specific issues of independence. This paper analyzes the Eastern and Western cultures based on the genetic differences between the East and the West. Starting from the group standard of the eastern countries and the individual standard of the western countries, the differences between the eastern and western cultures are analyzed from the philosophical level.
Keywords - Chinese Relationship; Western Institution; Group Standard; Individual Standard, Political Philosophy