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A Confucian constitutional order : how China's ancient past can shape its political future

Author: Qing Jiang; Daniel A Bell
Publisher: Princeton, NJ [etc.] : Princeton University Press, cop. 2013.
Series: The Princeton-China series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

As China continues to transform itself, many assume that the nation will eventually move beyond communism and adopt a Western-style democracy. This book provides a standard for evaluating political  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Qing Jiang; Daniel A Bell
ISBN: 9780691154602 0691154600
OCLC Number: 821222526
Description: VI, 256 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments vii Introduction 1 Daniel A. Bell Part I: A Confucian Constitutional Order * The Way of the Humane Authority: The Theoretical Basis for Confucian Constitutionalism and a Tricameral Parliament 27 Jiang Qing * The Supervisory System of Confucian Constitutionalism: Reflections on the Supervision of the State by the Academy 44 Jiang Qing * A Confucian Constitutionalist State: The Constitutional Role and Contemporary Significance of Republicanism under a Symbolic Monarch 71 Jiang Qing Part II: Comments * On the Legitimacy of Confucian Constitutionalism 99 Joseph Chan * An Old Mandate for a New State: On Jiang Qing's Political Confucianism 113 Bai Tongdong * Transcendent Heaven? A Critique of Jiang Qing's Grounding of the Right to Rule 129 Chenyang Li * Is the Way of the Humane Authority a Good Thing? An Assessment of Confucian Constitutionalism 139 Wang Shaoguang Part III: Response to the Commentators * Debating with My Critics 161 Jiang Qing Notes 209 Bibliography 241 Contributors 249 Index 251
Series Title: The Princeton-China series
Responsibility: Jiang Qing ; ed. by Daniel A. Bell and Ruiping Fan ; transl. [from the Chinese] by Edmund Ryden.


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