Mao Zedong's Inheritance and Transcendence of Chinese moral-oriented Political Tradition

Modern Philosophy 3:25-30 (2006)

The combination of moral and political traditional Chinese political culture is a major feature, so that China's traditional political Dehua is called political or ethical politics. Advocates should be given from Confucius to Sun Yat-sen, Mao Zedong summarized the history, the relationship between the moral and political issues, also followed such a principle of historicism: his successor, while the traditional Chinese virtue, but also in exploring for beyond this tradition in Chinese political culture, from traditional to modern conversion process, Mao Zedong's unique new rule of virtue. The integration of politics and morals featured Chinese traditional political culture, and Chinese traditional politics was called moral-oriented politics. Mao Zedong, who proposed the history from Confucius to Sun Zhongshan should be concluded objectively, kept such a historical principle in the relationship of politics and morals: he inherited the tradition on one hand, but tried to transcended it on the other hand. As a result, Mao Zedong's thoughts on it had its unique characteristic in the transferring of Chinese political culture from the traditional to the modern
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