By Jiang Qing
As China keeps to remodel itself, many think that the kingdom will ultimately circulation past communism and undertake a Western-style democracy. yet may possibly China enhance a special type of govt in accordance with its personal specified traditions? Jiang Qing--China's most unusual, provocative, and arguable Confucian political thinker--says certain. during this publication, he units out a imaginative and prescient for a Confucian constitutional order that provides a compelling substitute 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 thus far.
Jiang argues opposed to the democratic view that the consent of the folks is the most resource of political legitimacy. in its place, he provides a finished method to in attaining humane authority in keeping with 3 assets of political legitimacy, and he derives and defends a suggestion for a tricameral legislature that may top signify the Confucian political excellent. He additionally places ahead proposals for an establishment that might scale back the ability of parliamentarians and for a symbolic monarch who might include the ancient and transgenerational identification of the kingdom. within the latter portion of the ebook, 4 best liberal and socialist chinese language critics--Joseph Chan, Chenyang Li, Wang Shaoguang, and Bai Tongdong--critically evaluation Jiang's theories and Jiang provides specified responses to their perspectives.
A Confucian Constitutional Order offers a brand new typical for comparing political growth in China and enriches the discussion of chances on hand to this swiftly evolving kingdom. This publication will fascinate scholars and students of chinese language politics, and is vital examining for a person interested by China's political future.
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