China: The Political Philosophy of the Middle Kingdom

Zed Books (2012)

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Tongdong Bai
Fudan University
Abstract
But what is the message of China's rise as an economic and political power? Tongdong Bai addresses this pressing question by examining the history of political theories and practices from China's past, and showing how it impacts upon the present. Chinese political traditions are often viewed as "authoritarian" (in contrast with "Western" democratic traditions), but the historical reality is much more complex and there is a need to understand the political values shaping China. Bai argues that the debates between China's two main political theories - Confucianism and Legalism - anticipate themes in modern political thought and offer resources for thinking about contemporary political problems. This groundbreaking work offers a insight into the political history and thought of a nation
Keywords Political science History  Confucianism and state
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Call number JA84.C6.B35 2012
ISBN(s) 1780320752   9781780320755
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