Making the Political

Making the Political

Founding and Action in the Political Theory of Zhang Shizhao

Jenco, Leigh Kathryn

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

Zhang Shizhao was amongst the most intellectually original and influential Chinese thinkers of the early twentieth century. This book analyzes his work to challenge typical democratic views about the origins of social change. Zhang draws from Western political theory and late-Imperial Confucianism to consider possibilities for individualized political action.
Part I. Introduction: 1. Making the political; 2. Zhang Shizhao and his world; Part II. Founding: 3. The founding paradox; 4. 'Rule by man' and 'rule by law'; 5. Public, private, and the political; Part III. Action: 6. Self-awareness; 7. The self-use of talent; 8. Accommodation; Conclusion: a return to beginnings.
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