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Voices from the Chinese century [electronic resource] : public intellectual debate from contemporary China /
edited by Timothy Cheek, David Ownby, and Joshua Fogel.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2019]
1 online resource.
9780231195225 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780231551250 (electronic)
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New York : Columbia University Press, [2019]
9780231195225 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780231551250 (electronic)
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
"Unifying the three traditions" in the new era (selection) (2005) / Gan Yang -- Liberalism in the Chinese context (2004) / Liu Qing -- A China bereft of thought (2013) / Rong Jian -- Original intentions start with the people (2017) / Guo Yuhua -- The shadow of Communist civilization: Gongshiwang interview (2013) / Guo Yuhua -- Advancing constitutional democracy should be the mission of the CCP (2013) / Cai Xia -- The last years of Wang Yuanhua's life (2008) / Xu Jilin -- Mao Zedong and his era (2012) / Qian Liqun -- From authoritarian government to constitutional democracy (2012) / Xiao Gongqin -- Liberalism: for the aristocrats or for the people? (1999) / Gan Yang -- Representative democracy and representational democracy (2014) / Wang Shaoguang -- The significance of borders (2017) / Sun Ge -- Kang Youwei and institutional Confucianism (2014) / Chen Ming et al -- A century of Confucianism (2014) / Chen Lai -- Only Confucians can make a place for modern women (2015) / Jiang Qing.
"China's rise has been a source of anxiety and controversy among Western thinkers, and it has had an equally galvanizing influence on Chinese public intellectuals. Voices from China's Century brings together voices from China's three main intellectual communities: Liberals, New Left, and New Confucians. China's strong position in the world, particularly since 2008, has caused ruptures within these groups. The liberals, who, despite internal differences within the group, have represented the "default mode" for the majority of Chinese intellectuals since the 1980s, are now clearly on the defensive, as constitutional democracy and the rule of law have not insulated the West from economic downturns and populism. The same changes have also affected the New Left, who have largely abandoned their posture of support for the laboring masses and joined the New Authoritarians, both supporting the Party-State. The New Confucians have re-branded themselves as "Mainland New Confucians," emphasizing their rupture with New Confucians elsewhere in the Chinese diaspora, and have concentrated on fashioning new discursive themes that claim to provide specifically Confucian content to Xi Jinping's Chinese Dream. In the case of each group, the themes sounded have grown organically out of familiar arguments from the 1990s and 2000s, but they are also distinct in their response to China's--and the world's--new normal. This collection of translations seeks to provide the historical context and analysis to give English readers a concrete sense of what these different Chinese intellectual propositions are responding to"--
language note
In English, translated from original Chinese.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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