How does culture shape history, and history shape culture? This book answers this question by bringing readers on a fascinating
journey through the evolution of Chinese culture, political and legal institutions, and "national character" of historical
and contemporary China. It illustrates how "national character" evolves endogenously along with an institutional environment
through the use of economic theories. Recognizing the unique role of "personality" in violence and social order - important
variables that contribute to successful economies, the book provides a meaningful take on "personality" from the "average
personality" of a country's people. It analyses the relationship between culture, institution and "national character", providing
gainful, interesting insights into the monumental transformation of China.