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Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: Public Policy
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Polity Press
Age Range: Adult
Book theme: Social Policy
Author: Youngmin Kim
Language: English



About the Book



"China's rapid rise as a regional and global power is one of the most important political developments of the twenty-first century. Yet the West still largely overlooks or oversimplifies the complex ideas and ideals that have shaped China's national and international development from antiquity to the present day. In this beautifully written introductory text, Youngmin Kim offers a uniquely incisive survey of the major themes in Chinese political thought from customary community to empire, exploring their theoretical importance and the different historical contexts in which they arose. Challenging traditional assumptions about Chinese nationalism and Marxist history, Kim shows that 'China' is not a fixed, single identity, but rather a constantly moving cartnear. His probing, interdisciplinary approach traces the long and nuanced history of Chinese thought as a true tradition anchored around certain key themes; many of which began in the early dynasties and still resonate in China today. Only by appreciating the rich history of political thought in China, he argues, can we begin to understand the intricacies and contradictions of Chinese politics, economy and society today"--



Book Synopsis



China's rapid rise as a regional and global power is one of the most important political developments of the twenty-first century. Yet the West still largely overlooks or oversimplifies the complex ideas and ideals that have shaped the country's national and international transformation from antiquity to the present day.

In this beautifully written introductory text, Youngmin Kim offers a uniquely incisive survey of the major themes in Chinese political thought from customary community to empire, exploring their theoretical importance and the different historical contexts in which they arose. Challenging traditional assumptions about Chinese nationalism and Marxist history, Kim shows that China does not have a fixed, single identity, but rather is a constantly moving cartnear. His probing, interdisciplinary approach traces the long and nuanced history of Chinese thought as a true tradition anchored in certain key themes, many of which began in the early dynasties and still resonate in China today. Only by appreciating this rich history, he argues, can we begin to understand the intricacies and contradictions of contemporary Chinese politics, economy, and society.



Review Quotes




An authoritative, deeply learned, and comprehensive overview of Chinese political thought from the earliest times up to the present day. This book is invaluable in helping to locate the complexity of Chinese thought, and the hybrid roots from which it has grown. At the centre of this is Kim's powerful argument for how there was never historically one China, but many - and a world of though that grew from this. Utterly indispensable.
Kerry Brown, Lau China Institute, King's College London

I am so happy that a book like this now exists. For too long, the presentation of Chinese political philosophy in Anglophone publishing has been dominated by discussion of a reified, essentialized 'Confucianism' with no connection to historical reality. In this volume, Kim strikes exactly the right balance between historical contextualization and philosophical acumen, going beyond study of classical texts to include the entire history of Chinese political thought. The book is written with the thoroughness and lucidity of a textbook, while maintaining the nuance and innovation of a research monograph. It will stand as one of those rare books that makes a major intervention to scholarly literature while also remaining accessible to the general reader interested in how Chinese political thought developed, and the continuing relevance it holds for today.
Leigh Jenco, London School of Economics and Political Science

This is a remarkable book, effortlessly blending incisive theoretical innovations and historical narrative. It challenges much conventional wisdom to produce a novel, balanced overview of Chinese political thought that should be the new point of departure for all students of the subject.
Stephen C. Angle, Wesleyan University

A History of Chinese Political Thought is impressively learned, compellingly argued, elegantly organized, and beautifully written; it is far and away the best work of its kind available. I highly recommend it to all interested in Chinese political thought in particular or the history of political thought in general.
China Review International



About the Author



Youngmin Kim is Professor of Political Science at Seoul National University.

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