Authority and Welfare in China

Modern Debates in Historical Perspective

  • Authors
  • Michael Twohey

Part of the Studies on the Chinese Economy book series (STCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Michael Twohey
      Pages 1-10
  3. Ancient Authority and Welfare

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Michael Twohey
      Pages 13-28
    3. Michael Twohey
      Pages 29-44
    4. Michael Twohey
      Pages 45-60
  4. Revolutionary Authority and Welfare

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Michael Twohey
      Pages 63-78
    3. Michael Twohey
      Pages 79-96
    4. Michael Twohey
      Pages 97-110
  5. New Authority and Welfare

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Michael Twohey
      Pages 113-130
    3. Michael Twohey
      Pages 131-150
    4. Michael Twohey
      Pages 151-159
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 161-227

About this book


This book describes the relationship between political authoritarianism and people's welfare in modern China. Based on a study of Chinese political discourse from the 1898 reform period to the present, the book demonstrates that support for authoritarian rule in modern China is best understood when compared to ancient political traditions of authority and welfare that were established in China's late Zhou dynasty by the Confucian philosopher Xunzi (298-238 BC).


China reform revolution

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