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Smile Yourself Happy: Zheng nengliang and the Discursive Construction of Happy Subjects

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Smile Yourself Happy: Zheng nengliang and the Discursive Construction of Happy Subjects. / Hird, Derek.

Chinese Discourses on Happiness. ed. / Gerda Wielander; Derek Hird. Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2018. p. 106-128.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)

Harvard

Hird, D 2018, Smile Yourself Happy: Zheng nengliang and the Discursive Construction of Happy Subjects. in G Wielander & D Hird (eds), Chinese Discourses on Happiness. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, pp. 106-128.

APA

Hird, D. (2018). Smile Yourself Happy: Zheng nengliang and the Discursive Construction of Happy Subjects. In G. Wielander, & D. Hird (Eds.), Chinese Discourses on Happiness (pp. 106-128). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

Vancouver

Hird D. Smile Yourself Happy: Zheng nengliang and the Discursive Construction of Happy Subjects. In Wielander G, Hird D, editors, Chinese Discourses on Happiness. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. 2018. p. 106-128

Author

Hird, Derek. / Smile Yourself Happy: Zheng nengliang and the Discursive Construction of Happy Subjects. Chinese Discourses on Happiness. editor / Gerda Wielander ; Derek Hird. Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2018. pp. 106-128

Bibtex

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