Some Notes on Ancient Trust - More on particular and generalized trust
This is the third post in the series on civil society in China.
A few notes on how trust and its lack influenced development in China.
Trust within the government was, and is, tougher than trust within the family. Respect for Confucian values was important, but not every official had exalted Confucian status and Confucian values were often recognized only in the breach.