Civilising Citizens in Post-Mao China : Understanding the Rhetoric of Suzhi

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Civilising Citizens in Post-Mao China : Understanding the Rhetoric of Suzhi
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Bog, hæftet
Udgivelsesdato:
01-01-2019
Sprog:
Engelsk
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Political discourse in contemporary China is intimately linked to the patriotic reverie of restoring China as a great civilisation, a dream of reformers since the beginning of the twentieth century. The concept and use of suzhi - a term that denotes the idea of cultivating a 'quality' citizenship - is central to this programme of rejuvenation, and is enjoying a revival. This book therefore offers an accessible and comprehensive analysis of suzhi, investigating the underlying cultural, philosophical and psychological foundations that propel the suzhi discourse. Using a new method to analyse Chinese governance - one that is both historical and discursive in approach - the book demonstrates how suzhi has been made into a political resource by the Chinese Communist Party-State, journeying from Confucianism to socialism. Ultimately, it asks the question: if we cannot rely on Western models of governance to explain how China is governed, what method of analysis can we use? Making use of over 200 Chinese-language primary sources, the book highlights the link between suzhi and similar discourses in post-Mao China, including those centring on notions of 'civilisation', 'harmonious society' and the 'China dream'.

As the first book to provide an in-depth study of suzhi and its relevance in Chinese society, Civilising Citizens in Post-Mao China will be useful for students and scholars of Chinese studies, Chinese politics and sociology.

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Udgivelsesdato:
01-01-2019
ISBN13:
9780367172633
Vægt:
295 g
Dybde:
11 mm
Bredde:
156 mm
Højde:
234 mm
Forlag:
Routledge
Format:
Hæftet

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Civilising Citizens in Post-Mao China : Understanding the Rhetoric of Suzhi

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