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Rethinking China's rise : a liberal critique / Jilin Xu ; edited and translated by David Ownby.

Author/creator Xu, Jilin author.
Other author/creatorOwnby, David, 1958- editor, translator.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionxxxii, 218 pages ; 24 cm.
Subject(s)
Series The Cambridge China library
Cambridge China library. ^A1121882
Contents What Kind of Civilization? China at a Crossroads -- The Spector of Leviathan: A Critique of Chinese Statism since 2000 -- Universal Civilization, or Chinese Values? A Critique of Historicist Thought since 2000 -- After the Great Disembedding: Family-State, Tianxia, and Self -- What Body for Confucianism's Lonely Soul? -- The New Tianxia: Rebuilding China's Internal and External Order -- Two Kinds of Enlightenment: Civilizational Consciousness or Cultural Consciousnes -- Li Shenzhi: The Last Scholar-Official, the Last Hero.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Preface; Editor and translator's introduction; 1. What kind of civilization? China at a crossroads; 2. The spector of leviathan: a critique of Chinese statism since 2000; 3. Universal civilization, or Chinese values? A critique of historicist thought since 2000; 4. After the 'Great Disembedding': family-state, tianxia, and self; 5. What body for Confucianism's lonely soul?; 6. The new tianxia: rebuilding China's internal and external order; 7. Two kinds of enlightenment: civilizational consciousness or cultural consciousnes; 8. Li Shenzhi: the last scholar-official, the last hero; Glossary; Index.
Abstract "China's rise to power is the signal event of the twenty-first century, and this volume offers a contemporary view of this nation in ascendancy from the inside. Eight recent essays by Xu Jilin, a popular historian and one of China's most prominent public intellectuals, critique China's rejection of universal values and the nation's embrace of Chinese particularism, the rise of the cult of the state and the acceptance of the historicist ideas of Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss. Xu's work is distinct both from better-known voices of dissent and also from the 'New Left' perspectives, offering instead a liberal reaction to the complexity of China's rise. Yet this work is not a shrill denunciation of Xu's intellectual enemies, but rather a subtle and heartfelt call for China to accept its status as a great power and join the world as a force for good"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2018007397
ISBN9781108470759
ISBN1108470750 hardcover

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