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Politics and Development of Contemporary China

China’s Ethical Revolution and Regaining Legitimacy

Reforming the Communist Party through Its Public Servants

Authors: Zhang, Shaoying, McGhee, Derek

  • Examines the various components of China's new ethical revolution from the perspectives of insiders
  • Engages in a theoretically, methodologically, and analytically innovative approach to Chinese scholarship 
  • Acts as a bridge between Chinese scholars and Western scholars by providing a refreshing new perspective on China’s politics to the English-speaking world
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This book examines the many ways in which the Communist Party in China is still revolutionary by focusing on how, in recent years, it has attempted to mobilize Party members to become ethical subjects. In the context of the Party’s history of the military revolution, Cultural Revolution and Economic Reform (or economic revolution), the authors argue that under President Xi Jinping the Party has launched an ethical revolution within the Party for the sake of sustaining its legitimacy. This book examines the various combined components of this ethical revolution, including anti-corruption, anti-four undesirable working styles and Mass-Line Education programme from the perspective of the fifty current Communist Party officials. 

About the authors

Shaoying Zhang is Associate Professor of Shanghai University of Political Science and Law and a Shanghai Young Eastern Scholar.
 Derek McGhee is Professor and Head of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology at the University of Southampton, UK. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.  

Reviews

   
“This is a timely project and Zhang and McGhee are well-suited to be doing it. A particularly compelling aspect of their argument is that legitimacy in China is being constructed by re-socializing, and re-making the ethical subjectivity of officials. Rather than identifying illegal activity per se, anti-corruption campaigns aim to induce a particular kind of discipline and morality into the officials. Their focus on subject formation and an ‘ethical revolution’ within the Party offers an excellent intervention into the legitimacy literature.” (Lisa Hoffman, Professor of Urban Studies, University of Washington Tacoma, USA)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Zhang, Shaoying (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

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  • The China Dream, History, Religion and Modernization

    Zhang, Shaoying (et al.)

    Pages 11-44

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  • Comparisons, Paradigms and the Remnant of Division: Our Approach

    Zhang, Shaoying (et al.)

    Pages 45-64

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  • Discourses of Corruption: The Contest Between Different Authorities

    Zhang, Shaoying (et al.)

    Pages 65-108

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  • State of Exception: The Examination of Anti-Corruption Practices

    Zhang, Shaoying (et al.)

    Pages 109-133

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Buy this book

eBook 101,14 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-51496-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 128,39 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51495-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
China’s Ethical Revolution and Regaining Legitimacy
Book Subtitle
Reforming the Communist Party through Its Public Servants
Authors
Series Title
Politics and Development of Contemporary China
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51496-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51496-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51495-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 320
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