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Democratizing Oriental Despotism : China from 4 May 1919 to 4 June 1989 and Taiwan from 28 February 1947 to 28 June 1990 - C. L. Chiou

Democratizing Oriental Despotism

China from 4 May 1919 to 4 June 1989 and Taiwan from 28 February 1947 to 28 June 1990

Hardcover Published: 23rd August 1995
ISBN: 9780333626726
Number Of Pages: 178

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China and Taiwan have similar political cultures. However, the Chinese intellectual and political elite have failed to democratize the Middle Kingdom since the 4 May 1919 Movement; whilst their Taiwanese counterpart succeeded in making the island state fairly democratic in just over four decades since the 28 February 1947 Uprising. After an examination of the approaches they applied, the author finds that the former have pursued a culturalist route by trying to change the psycho-cultural make-up of the Chinese people. Conversely, Taiwan followed an institutional road in which they tried to win elections and to set up political organizations, such as parties.

Preface - Introduction - The May 4 Movement, the KMT, and the CCP - Fang Lizhi and Yan Jiaqi - The 'River Elegy' and the June 4 Tiananmen Massacre - The February 28 Uprising and the Opposition Movement - Institutionalizing theTangwai: the DPP - The National Affairs Conference - Two Diverging Political Systems - Conclusion - Notes - Glossary - List of References - Index

ISBN: 9780333626726
ISBN-10: 0333626729
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 178
Published: 23rd August 1995
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1