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日本は集団主義、序列社会である。ものを大事にし、他者への配慮、思いやりを理解すべし

I'm struggling to work out the precise function of the し in ものを大事にし here.

Well - I'm quite sure it is the し particle for linking clauses, but the lack of a dictionary form before it is putting me off.

Surely it should be ものを大事にするし?

I get お大事に is an expression - that means it would just get the し at the end with nothing in between? (I would have thought [NOUN]を大事に would be different seeing as though it is different..

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し is the 連用形 of する. The 連用形 is often used as a conjunctive like the て form, but is more formal.

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