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Idea of the Citizen: Chinese Intellectuals and the People, 1890-1920 : Chinese Intellectuals and the People, 1890-1920 - Joshua A. Fogel

Idea of the Citizen: Chinese Intellectuals and the People, 1890-1920

Chinese Intellectuals and the People, 1890-1920

Hardcover Published: 20th October 1997
ISBN: 9780765600981
Number Of Pages: 300
For Ages: 18 years old

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Chinese (mainland and Taiwan), European, Japanese, Canadian, and North American scholars address a subject of increasing interest in modern Chinese and world history: the emergence of a modern citizenry. While much attention has focused to date on the rise of the modern Chinese nation, little or none has been directed at the important concomitant element of a politically active "citizenry" and what that might mean in a Chinese context. After a detailed introduction by the editors on this theme in Western and East Asian theory and practice, each essay examines a thinker or group of thinkers from the crucial transition period in modern China, 1890-1920, and assesses their views on how China might forge a modern society with a participatory political citizenry.

List of Contributorsp. vii
Introduction: Citizenship in China and the Westp. 3
Civic Associations, Political Parties, and the Cultivation of Citizenship Consciousness in Modern Chinap. 39
Nationalism, Citizenship, and the Old Text/New Text Controversy in Late Nineteenth Century Chinap. 61
The People, People's Rights, and Rebellion: The Development of Tan Sitong's Political Thoughtp. 82
Dynasty, State, and Society: The Case of Modern Chinap. 113
From Civil Society to Party Government: Models of the Citizen's Role in the Late Qingp. 142
Publicists and Populists: Including the Common People in the Late Qing New Citizen Idealp. 165
Local Self-Government: Citizenship Consciousness and the Political Participation of the New Gentry-Merchants in the Late Qingp. 183
Imagining "Society" in Early Twentieth-Century Chinap. 212
Liang Qichao and the Notion of Civil Society in Republican Chinap. 232
Evolving Prescriptions for Social Life in the Late Qing and Early Republic: From Qunxue to Societyp. 258
Afterword: The People, a Citizenry, Modern Chinap. 279
Glossary of Chinese Charactersp. 283
Indexp. 301
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ISBN: 9780765600981
ISBN-10: 0765600986
Series: Studies on Modern China
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 20th October 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 16.0  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 0.54