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Chinese Democracy and Elite Thinking

Authors: Lu, R.

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Will China become a multiparty democracy? The author posits that the more that Chinese elite thinking on China's development and change reconciles the tension between Chinese nationalism and collectivist, family-like ethics on the one hand, and the western democratic ideals based on each self-seeking individual's subjectivity on the other hand, the greater the chance that China's political development will lead to a multiparty democracy. The author projects that within the next twenty years China will march on the path of democratization.

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REY-CHING LU Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Political Science at National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan. He received his PhD from Josef Korbel School if International Studies, University of Denver, and has been working on China Studies for more than ten years.

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"Rey-ching Lu demonstrates how it is theoretically as well as practically possible that concerns for collective goods and Confucian value of harmony will contribute to the evolution of liberal democracy in China, rather than hinder it. This book represents a higher moral commitment to democratization and a culturally more sympathetic approach to Chinese values than most democracy literature and China study literature in both English language and Chinese language." - Chih-yu Shih, National Chair Professor, National Taiwan University


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chinese Democracy and Elite Thinking
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Rey-ching Lu
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11761-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230117617
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11083-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29333-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 181
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