Confucian China and its Modern Fate: Volume Two: The Problem of Monarchical Decay

1st Edition

Joseph R. Levenson

Routledge
Published April 24, 2016
Reference - 200 Pages
ISBN 9781138991606 - CAT# Y210339

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Summary

First published in 1964

These volumes analyze modern Chinese history and its inner process, from the pre-western plateau of Confucianism to the communist triumph, in the context of many themes: science, art, philosophy, religion and economic, political, and social change. Volume Two includes:
· The Republic: Confucianism and Monarchism interwoven
· Confucianism and Monarchy: The basic confrontation
· The evolution of the Confucian Bureaucratic personality
· The limits of despotic control
· Monarch and people
· The Taiping Relation to Confucianism
· The Japanese and Chinese monarchical mystiques

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