The Resource In search of Chinese democracy : civil opposition in Nationist China, 1929-1949, Edmund S.K. Fung

In search of Chinese democracy : civil opposition in Nationist China, 1929-1949, Edmund S.K. Fung

Label
In search of Chinese democracy : civil opposition in Nationist China, 1929-1949
Title
In search of Chinese democracy
Title remainder
civil opposition in Nationist China, 1929-1949
Statement of responsibility
Edmund S.K. Fung
Title variation
Civil opposition in Nationist China, 1929-1949
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Fung examines the internal and external factors that shaped liberal thought in the 1930s and 1940s. He argues that the reasons the growth of democracy was retarded and then ended during this period were ultimately more political than cultural. He questions the assumptions that Chinese liberal intellectuals were averse to political engagement, that they had little real appreciation for the central principle of the liberal creed and little understanding of Western democratic thought, and that China lacked the intellectual foundations for democracy. He concludes that the Nationalist era contained the real germs of a reformist, liberal order that had been prevented from growing by party politics, a lack of regime leadership, and bad strategic decisions. The legacy of China's liberal thinkers during this understudied era, however, can be seen in the prodemocracy movement of the post-Mao Zedong period."--Jacket
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Fung, Edmund S. K
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ1516
LC item number
.F86 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Democracy
  • Human rights
  • Democracy
  • Human rights
  • Politics and government
  • Kwo min tang
  • Democratisering
  • Intellectuelen
  • Politieke activiteit
  • Démocratie
  • Droits de l'homme
  • Opposition (science politique)
  • China
  • China
  • Chine
  • Chine
Label
In search of Chinese democracy : civil opposition in Nationist China, 1929-1949, Edmund S.K. Fung
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Dictatorial Regime -- The Nature of the Nanjing Regime -- Sun Yat-sen's Conception of Political Tutelage -- Sun Yat-sen's Democratic Thought -- The Legacy of Sun Yat-sen's Thought -- The Dictatorship of Chiang Kai-shek -- Chiang Kai-shek and Constitution Making -- 2. Setting the Opposition Agenda: The Issue of Human Rights, 1929-1931 -- Hu Shi's Opening Salvo -- Luo Longji's Conception of Human Rights -- Central Concerns of the Human Rights Group -- Democracy and "Expertocracy" -- 3. The National Emergency, 1932-1936: Political and Intellectual Responses -- The National Emergency Conference -- A Critique of Wang Jingwei's Views on Political Tutelage -- Sun Fo's Reformist Views -- The Advocacy of Neo-dictatorship -- 4. In Defense of Democracy, 1933-1936 -- Hu Shi's Kindergarten Politics -- Zhang Xiruo's Defense of Liberal Values -- Other Prodemocracy Views -- Democratization Within the Framework of Political Tutelage -- Are Democracy and Dictatorship Mutually Exclusive? -- Revisionist Democracy -- 5. An Abortive Democratic Experiment: The People's Political Council, 1938-1945 -- The MPGs on the Eve of the Sino-Japanese War -- Formation of the People's Political Council -- The Early Phase of the PPC -- Renewed Push for Constitutionalism -- Evaluation of the PPC -- 6. Wartime Democratic Thought -- The GMD's Wartime Democratic Rhetoric -- The CCP's New Democracy -- The Democratic Thoughts of the MPGs and the Independents -- Understanding Democracy -- 7. The Third Force Movement: The Chinese Democratic League, 1941-1945 -- Formation of the Democratic League -- Organization and Leadership -- Views on Democracy and the Political Platform -- Relations with the CCP and GMD -- Mediation and Opposition to Civil War -- 8. "Peace, Democracy, Unification, and Reconstruction," 1946 -- The Political Consultative Conference -- The PCC's Ultimate Failure -- The Notion of Coalition Government -- Mediation of the Third Force -- Reflections on the Third Peace Efforts -- 9. The Last Stand of Chinese Liberalism -- The Postwar Prodemocracy Setting -- The Third Force Revisited -- Where Are the Liberals Headed? -- The Liberty-Equality Debate -- The Socialism-Democracy Relationship -- The Fate of Civil Opposition
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 407 pages
Isbn
9780521771245
Lccn
99036625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41628212
  • (OCoLC)ocm41628212
Label
In search of Chinese democracy : civil opposition in Nationist China, 1929-1949, Edmund S.K. Fung
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Dictatorial Regime -- The Nature of the Nanjing Regime -- Sun Yat-sen's Conception of Political Tutelage -- Sun Yat-sen's Democratic Thought -- The Legacy of Sun Yat-sen's Thought -- The Dictatorship of Chiang Kai-shek -- Chiang Kai-shek and Constitution Making -- 2. Setting the Opposition Agenda: The Issue of Human Rights, 1929-1931 -- Hu Shi's Opening Salvo -- Luo Longji's Conception of Human Rights -- Central Concerns of the Human Rights Group -- Democracy and "Expertocracy" -- 3. The National Emergency, 1932-1936: Political and Intellectual Responses -- The National Emergency Conference -- A Critique of Wang Jingwei's Views on Political Tutelage -- Sun Fo's Reformist Views -- The Advocacy of Neo-dictatorship -- 4. In Defense of Democracy, 1933-1936 -- Hu Shi's Kindergarten Politics -- Zhang Xiruo's Defense of Liberal Values -- Other Prodemocracy Views -- Democratization Within the Framework of Political Tutelage -- Are Democracy and Dictatorship Mutually Exclusive? -- Revisionist Democracy -- 5. An Abortive Democratic Experiment: The People's Political Council, 1938-1945 -- The MPGs on the Eve of the Sino-Japanese War -- Formation of the People's Political Council -- The Early Phase of the PPC -- Renewed Push for Constitutionalism -- Evaluation of the PPC -- 6. Wartime Democratic Thought -- The GMD's Wartime Democratic Rhetoric -- The CCP's New Democracy -- The Democratic Thoughts of the MPGs and the Independents -- Understanding Democracy -- 7. The Third Force Movement: The Chinese Democratic League, 1941-1945 -- Formation of the Democratic League -- Organization and Leadership -- Views on Democracy and the Political Platform -- Relations with the CCP and GMD -- Mediation and Opposition to Civil War -- 8. "Peace, Democracy, Unification, and Reconstruction," 1946 -- The Political Consultative Conference -- The PCC's Ultimate Failure -- The Notion of Coalition Government -- Mediation of the Third Force -- Reflections on the Third Peace Efforts -- 9. The Last Stand of Chinese Liberalism -- The Postwar Prodemocracy Setting -- The Third Force Revisited -- Where Are the Liberals Headed? -- The Liberty-Equality Debate -- The Socialism-Democracy Relationship -- The Fate of Civil Opposition
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 407 pages
Isbn
9780521771245
Lccn
99036625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41628212
  • (OCoLC)ocm41628212

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