A Confucian Constitutional Order: How China's Ancient Past by Jiang Qing,Daniel A. Bell,Ruiping Fan,Edmund Ryden

By Jiang Qing,Daniel A. Bell,Ruiping Fan,Edmund Ryden

As China keeps to remodel itself, many think that the state will ultimately circulate past communism and undertake a Western-style democracy. yet may perhaps China boost a different kind of govt in response to its personal special traditions? Jiang Qing--China's most unusual, provocative, and arguable Confucian political thinker--says convinced. during this ebook, he units out a imaginative and prescient for a Confucian constitutional order that gives a compelling substitute to either the established order in China and to a Western-style liberal democracy. A Confucian Constitutional Order is the main particular and systematic paintings on Confucian constitutionalism to date.

Jiang argues opposed to the democratic view that the consent of the folk is the most resource of political legitimacy. in its place, he offers a complete option to in attaining humane authority in line with 3 assets of political legitimacy, and he derives and defends an offer for a tricameral legislature that will top characterize the Confucian political excellent. He additionally places ahead proposals for an establishment that might cut down the ability of parliamentarians and for a symbolic monarch who might include the historic and transgenerational id of the nation. within the latter part of the publication, 4 major liberal and socialist chinese language critics--Joseph Chan, Chenyang Li, Wang Shaoguang, and Bai Tongdong--critically assessment Jiang's theories and Jiang provides designated responses to their views.

A Confucian Constitutional Order offers a brand new usual for comparing political development in China and enriches the discussion of chances to be had to this speedily evolving kingdom. This e-book will fascinate scholars and students of chinese language politics, and is key interpreting for a person inquisitive about China's political future.

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