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 rework itself, many think that the kingdom will ultimately circulate past communism and undertake a Western-style democracy. yet may China enhance a special type of executive in line with its personal distinctive traditions? Jiang Qing--China's most unique, provocative, and arguable Confucian political thinker--says certain. during this e-book, he units out a imaginative and prescient for a Confucian constitutional order that gives a compelling replacement to either the established order in China and to a Western-style liberal democracy. A Confucian Constitutional Order is the main precise and systematic paintings on Confucian constitutionalism to date.

Jiang argues opposed to the democratic view that the consent of the folks is the most resource of political legitimacy. as a substitute, he offers a entire option to in attaining humane authority in response to 3 assets of political legitimacy, and he derives and defends a suggestion for a tricameral legislature that will most sensible characterize the Confucian political perfect. He additionally places ahead proposals for an establishment that will lower the facility of parliamentarians and for a symbolic monarch who could embrace the ancient and transgenerational id of the country. within the latter component of the publication, 4 prime liberal and socialist chinese language critics--Joseph Chan, Chenyang Li, Wang Shaoguang, and Bai Tongdong--critically assessment Jiang's theories and Jiang provides precise responses to their views.

A Confucian Constitutional Order presents a brand new normal for comparing political growth in China and enriches the discussion of chances to be had to this quickly evolving kingdom. This ebook will fascinate scholars and students of chinese language politics, and is vital analyzing for somebody interested in China's political future.

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