Chinese Thought in a Global Context: A Dialogue between Chinese and Western Philosophical Approaches

By Karl-Heinz Pohl | Go to book overview

WESTERN POLITICAL SCIENCE IN CHINA
WERNER MEISSNERSince the 1980s the intellectual development in the People's Republic of China has experienced several far-reaching changes related to the opening up of the country towards the West. These developments can be characterized by four aspects:
1. The successive decline of the state orthodoxy: MarxismLeninism and Maoism;
2. the renaissance of non-Marxist Western thought, in particular of Western philosophy;
3. the renaissance of Western political science, and
4. the renaissance of Chinese traditional thought.

In the following I will try to describe and to analyse the third point, the renaissance of Western political science before the general background of the renaissance of Western and traditional thought in China.


1. Political Science in China Before 1978

The development of political science in China and of modern Chinese political philosophy since the beginning of the 20th century is closely related to the general adoption of Western thought in China. The history of political science in China can be divided into four periods:


The First Period

The first period started at the beginning of the 20th century. Political science was first introduced into China in 1903, when the discipline was taught at the Beijing University. In the following years the number of political science departments increased in step with the number of newly founded universities. In 1932, a political scientists association was founded, which by 1946 had about 140 members, and in 1948 more than 40 departments of political science were

-359-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Chinese Thought in a Global Context: A Dialogue between Chinese and Western Philosophical Approaches
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 408

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.