The Contemporariness of Tianxia

  • Tingyang ZhaoEmail author
Part of the Key Concepts in Chinese Thought and Culture book series (KCCTC)


World history has not yet begun because the world is still not integrated into an all-inclusive Tianxia that is characterized by shared interests and mutual compatibility. Although at present the world is attempting multilateral internationalism in the hope of resolving or eliminating conflicts or wars, internationalism falls short of Tianxia, which envisages the internalization of all externalities. In the current era of rapid globalization and technological advancements that connect the world more than ever, the ancient concept of Tianxia and its experiments in Chinese history are highly relevant and worthy of study, given their potential to inform the tireless pursuit of mankind for the common good and peaceful coexistence.


All-inclusiveness Internalization Compatibility 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina

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