International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

A Brief Scan on “Community” as an Academic Concept
Dai Hongxia, Chen Zhongmeng

The word “community” occurs frequently in papers, academic works even important speeches, which show the highlights on the concept “community” shed by the scholars and leaders. On such an issue, this paper will draw a brief map of the changes of the concept “community” through etymological method at first, and then search the various semantic interpretations and usages in different fields so that an extending route of the concept “community” will be charted out. At last, the values of “community” as an academic concept will be summarized, and the new research prospect will be discussed.

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