Political Thought and China’s Transformation

Ideas Shaping Reform in Post-Mao China

  • He Li

Part of the Politics and Development of Contemporary China book series (PDCC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Ideas and China’s Transformation

  3. Contemporary Chinese Political Thought

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. He Li
      Pages 15-30
    3. He Li
      Pages 31-45
    4. He Li
      Pages 46-59
    5. He Li
      Pages 60-78
    6. He Li
      Pages 79-93
  4. Intellectual Discourse on Critical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. He Li
      Pages 133-149
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 160-208

About this book


Since the late 1970s China has undergone a great transformation, during which time the country has witnessed an outpouring of competing schools of thought. This book analyzes the major schools of political thought redefining China's transformation and the role Chinese thinkers are playing in the post-Mao era.


China political thought liberalism neo-authoritarianism new Left democratic socialism new Confucianism democracy legitimacy economic reform Political Thought reform socialism

Authors and affiliations

  • He Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Merrimack CollegeUSA

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