Western Political Science Theories and the Development of Political Theories in China

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Abstract

Since the university reform in 1952, the departments of politics in Chinese universities had been closed, and along with the closure, political studies had been broken off for 28 years until finally being recovered in 1980. Tinged with scientific socialism, the first textbook in politics after 1980, Introduction to Politics, approached the theories of state, government, class, political party, nation, and revolution with the tool of class analysis (Baoxu 1983). In a later book, The Logic of Politics: General Principles of Marxist Political Theory, Marxist political theory was systematically introduced because of its dominant place in China’s political ideology (Huning 1994). Other textbooks during the period were in a large part influenced by these two works, until the later part of the 1990s when interest analysis and “institutional analysis began to dominate the studies of political science in China (for details, see, Wang 1995; Yang 2007a).

Keywords

Chinese Communist Party Political Development Historical Institutionalism Private Entrepreneur Village Election 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceRenmin University of ChinaBeijingChina

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