Politics and Development of Contemporary China

Making China Strong

The Role of Nationalism in Chinese Thinking on Democracy and Human Rights

Authors: Weatherley, R.

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Robert Weatherley argues that Chinese perceptions of democracy and human rights have been heavily influenced by the pressing issue of how to make China strong in the face of a perceived threat posed by foreign imperialism, be it military imperialism during the previous two centuries and cultural imperialism in more recent decades.

About the authors

Robert Weatherley is a Lawyer at Mills and Reeve, UK and also lectures on contemporary Chinese politics, history and international relations at the University of Cambridge, UK. He has published on topics such as the legitimation of CCP rule, the political career of Hua Guofeng and the rise of internet nationalism in China.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Weatherley, Robert

    Pages 1-26

  • Saving the Empire: Democracy and Rights in the Late Qing Dynasty

    Weatherley, Robert

    Pages 27-58

  • Building a New China: Democracy and Rights in the Early Republican Period (1912–28)

    Weatherley, Robert

    Pages 59-84

  • Towards Authoritarianism: Withholding Democracy and Rights for the Good of the Nation (1928–49)

    Weatherley, Robert

    Pages 85-111

  • Protecting the People’s Republic: Mass Democracy and Class Rights in the Mao and Early Post-Mao Eras

    Weatherley, Robert

    Pages 112-140

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Making China Strong
Book Subtitle
The Role of Nationalism in Chinese Thinking on Democracy and Human Rights
Authors
Series Title
Politics and Development of Contemporary China
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31361-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137313614
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-28461-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32974-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 216
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