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

As China keeps to rework itself, many think that the state will ultimately circulate past communism and undertake a Western-style democracy. yet may possibly China enhance a distinct kind of executive in keeping with its personal certain traditions? Jiang Qing--China's most unique, provocative, and debatable Confucian political thinker--says convinced. during this publication, 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 folk is the most resource of political legitimacy. as a substitute, he provides a entire technique to in attaining humane authority in response to 3 resources of political legitimacy, and he derives and defends an offer for a tricameral legislature that may most sensible characterize the Confucian political perfect. He additionally places ahead proposals for an establishment that might minimize the ability of parliamentarians and for a symbolic monarch who may embrace the historic and transgenerational identification of the country. within the latter component of the ebook, 4 prime liberal and socialist chinese language critics--Joseph Chan, Chenyang Li, Wang Shaoguang, and Bai Tongdong--critically assessment Jiang's theories and Jiang offers distinctive responses to their views.

A Confucian Constitutional Order presents a brand new common for comparing political growth in China and enriches the discussion of percentages to be had to this swiftly evolving kingdom. This ebook will fascinate scholars and students of chinese language politics, and is key analyzing for an individual interested by China's political future.

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