Democracy in contemporary Confucian philosophy / David Elstein.

Author
Elstein, David (Professor) [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York, NY : Routledge, 2014.
Description
xiv, 220 pages ; 24 cm

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Series
  • Routledge studies in contemporary philosophy ; 60. [More in this series]
  • Routledge studies in contemporary philosophy ; 60
Summary note
"This book examines democracy in recent Chinese-language philosophical work. It focuses on Confucian-inspired political thought in the Chinese intellectual world from after the communist revolution in China until today. The volume analyzes six significant contemporary Confucian philosophers in China and Taiwan, describing their political thought and how they connect their thought to Confucian tradition, and critiques their political proposals and views. It illustrates how Confucianism has transformed in modern times, the divergent understandings of Confucianism today, and how contemporary Chinese philosophers understand democracy, as well as their criticisms of Western political thought. "-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
An Overview of Democracy and Democratic Thought in Modern China -- Classical Ruist Political Thought -- Mou Zongsan on How Ruism Justifies Democracy -- Xu Fuguan on Recovering the Ruist Spirit -- New Ruism in Taiwan Today: Lee Ming-huei -- Deng Xiaojun: Ruist Democracy in post-Mao China -- Jiang Qing: China's New Traditionalist -- Bai Tongdong's Ruist Meritocracy -- Conclusion.
ISBN
  • 9780415834407 (hardback)
  • 0415834406 (hardback)
LCCN
2014005576
OCLC
891127579
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