This article intends to explore the close relation between the joiners’ moral attitudes and skills in
their careers in Lugang. Through a long-term fieldwork, it is found in this study that an artisan’s moral
character, personality, and use of technology are equally valued and required through the process of
life-long training, and the inter-relationship is fulfilled and materialized in the course of his/her labor
process. The moral attitude, therefore, is by no means an external enforced standard or requirement, nor
is it an ‘idealist’ existence; on the contrary, it is a kind of self-cultivation in an artisan’s everyday life,
and more importantly, a kind of fulfillment of labor subjectivity.
Asian Journal of Management and Humanity Sciences 1(2):336-357