Liberal Rights and Political Culture : Envisioning Democracy in China.

This book argues that the liberal concept of rights presupposes and is grounded in an individualistic culture or shared way of relating, and that this particular shared way of relating emerged only in the wake of the Reformation in the modern West.

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Main Author: Zhou, Zhenghuan.
Format: Book Electronic
Published:Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series:East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; East Asia History, Politics, Sociology, Culture; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface and Acknowledgments; Chapter One Introduction; Chapter Two Retrieving the Concept of Political Culture; Chapter Three Rights and the Liberal Concept of Rights; Chapter Four Individualism as Cultural Grounding; Chapter Five Confucianism and the Making of Chinese Politico-Cultural Tradition; Chapter Six In Lieu of a Conclusion: The Language of Rights and Democratic Change in China; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index.