IJCH 2017 Vol.3(3): 227-230 ISSN: 2382-6177
doi: 10.18178/ijch.2017.3.4.104

Mutual Observation and Understanding in “Interpersonal Relationships”: In-depth Interview Report on the Public Life of Beijing in 2015

Zu Xia and Song Wen
Abstract—In order to know better about the common understanding of 30 interviewees about public life, this article analyses the text of the in-depth interview report on the public civilization of Beijing in 2015 by using word frequency analysis technique, and clears up the problems that the 30 interviewees concern the most, including subject and group, attitudes towards public life, the most-concerned public behaviors, and exterior and interior factors with the strongest influence to public civilization, etc. According to these analysis results, this article comes up with the idea that the public life involving interpersonal relationships bears certain responsibility that requires people to “mutual observation” with “understanding”. Only in this way can “you and I in public space” who are isolated like individual atoms become “we in public life” in the sense of community.

Index Terms—Interpersonal relationships, public civilization, word frequency analysis.

Zu Xia is with the School of Management, Chengdu University of Information Technology, Chengdu, 610225, China (e-mail: sunnyzu@ 163.com). Song Wen is with the College of Literature and Journalism, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610225, China (e-mail: 33028174@qq.com).

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Cite: Zu Xia and Song Wen, "Mutual Observation and Understanding in “Interpersonal Relationships”: In-depth Interview Report on the Public Life of Beijing in 2015," International Journal of Culture and History vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 227-230, 2017.

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