A History of Chinese Political Thought by Youngmin Kim
China's rapid rise as a regional and global power is one of the most important political developments in the 21st century. However, the West still largely ignores or exaggerates the…
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China's rapid rise as a regional and global power is one of the most important political developments in the 21st century. However, the West still largely ignores or exaggerates the complex ideas and ideals that formed the national and international transformation of the country from antiquity to the present day.
In this beautifully written text, Youngmin Kim presents a unique photographic survey of the main themes of Chinesepoliticalthought from the customary society to the empire, exploring its theoretical significance and the different historical contexts in which it originated. In defying traditional assumptions about Chinesenationalism and Marxist history, Kim shows that "China" does not have a single fixed identity, but is a constantly moving goal.
The interdisciplinary interdisciplinary approach tracks the history of China's long and precise thought as a true tradition rooted in certain key themes, many of which began early in the line and still resonate in China today. He argues that only by appreciating this rich history can we begin to understand the complexities and contradictions of China's contemporary politics, economy and society..
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