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Jonathan Chan
Åbo Akademi University
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    The Classical Confucian Position on the Legitimate Use of Military Force.Sumner B. Twiss & Jonathan Chan - 2012 - Journal of Religious Ethics 40 (3):447-472.
    Focusing on the thought of Mencius and Xunzi, this essay reconstructs and examines the classical Confucian position on the legitimate use of military force. It begins by sketching historically important political concepts, such as types of political leaders, politics of the kingly way versus politics of the hegemonic way, and the controversial role of lords-protector. It then moves on to explore Confucian criteria for justifying resort to the use of force, giving special attention to undertaking punitive expeditions to interdict and (...)
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    Classical Confucianism, Punitive Expeditions, and Humanitarian Intervention.Sumner B. Twiss & Jonathan Chan - 2012 - Journal of Military Ethics 11 (2):81-96.
    Abstract Building on the authors' previous work regarding the classical Confucian position on the legitimate use of military force as represented by Mencius and Xunzi, this paper probes their understanding of punitive expeditions undertaken against tyrants in particular ? aims, justification, preconditions, and limits. It compares this understanding with contemporary Western models of humanitarian intervention, and argues that the Confucian punitive expedition aligns most closely with the emerging ?responsibility to protect? model in Western discussions, although it also differs from the (...)
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    Declaration Toward a Global Ethic: Jiang Qing's Response.Jonathan Chan - 2011 - In Ruiping Fan (ed.), The Renaissance of Confucianism in Contemporary China. Springer. pp. 153--162.
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