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Historical Foundations for a Democratic China

  • Chih-P’ing Chou
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Part of the China Academic Library book series (CHINALIBR)

Abstract

In these days when China is being regarded as a partner and ally fighting on the side of the democracies, it is natural that political scientists and students of comparative government should ask some such questions: Is China a democracy? Has Chinese republicanism or Chinese democracy any historical basis?

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© Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing Co., Ltd and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chih-P’ing Chou
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  1. 1.East Asian Studies DepartmentPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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