The democracy of the dead : Dewey, Confucius, and the hope for democracy in China / David L. Hall and Roger T. Ames

Author(s): Hall, David L
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Subjects: Democracy--China
Political culture--China
Confucianism--China
Dewey, John, 1859-1952--Contributions in democracy
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, c1999
LC Classification: J, JQ
Physical Description: xii, 267 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Introduction: A View from the West 1
Pt. 1. Identifying China 21
Ch. 1. The 'Myth' of Han Identity 23
Ch. 2. Challenges to the Myth of the Han 37
Pt. 2. China and Modernization 61
Ch. 3. 'Modernity' as a Western Invention 63
Ch. 4. Accommodating Modernity 80
Pt. 3. The Cultures of Democracy 99
Ch. 5. The Irrelevance of Rights-Based Liberalism 101
Ch. 6. John Dewey's Democracy 118
Ch. 7. Confucianism and Pragmatism 141
Pt. 4. The Democracy of the Dead 163
Ch. 8. Confucian Democracy: A Contradiction in Terms? 165
Ch. 9. The Chinese Individual 188
Ch. 10. The Role of Ritual in a Communicating Community 204
Ch. 11. Communal Sources of Human Rights 221
Notes 240
Works Cited 252
Index 261
Additional Authors: Ames, Roger T., 1947-
Notes: LCCN: 98040756
ISBN: 0812693949 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [252]-260) and index
OCLC Number: 39875147
ISBN/ISSN: 0812693949