Journal of World Philosophies 4 (1):87-101 (2019)

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I argue in this essay that the past holds the potential for liberating us from modern categories and thus for helping us envision alternative political futures. More specifically, I show how China’s non-feudal past offers resources for a future model of governance based on unity and social mobility.
Keywords Bertrand Russell  China  feudalism  history  modernity  orientalism  the past
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