The Discourse of Human Rights in China

Historical and Ideological Perspectives

  • Authors
  • Robert Weatherley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Robert Weatherley
    Pages 1-12
  3. Robert Weatherley
    Pages 13-36
  4. Robert Weatherley
    Pages 37-64
  5. Robert Weatherley
    Pages 83-100
  6. Robert Weatherley
    Pages 132-149
  7. Robert Weatherley
    Pages 150-157
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 158-185

About this book


Examines the contentious subject of human rights in China. However, in contrast to the majority of the literature which focuses on alleged Chinese abuses of human rights, the author examines the emergence and evolution of a Chinese conception of rights, paying attention to the impact of Confucianism, Republicanism and Marxism on this conception.


attention China evolution human rights Karl Marx Marx marxism People''s Republic

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