Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778
enquiries@wildy.com

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 22 No 4 April/May 2017

Book of the Month

Cover of Whistleblowing: Law and Practice

Whistleblowing: Law and Practice

Price: £175.00

Pupillage & Student Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students

Read More ...


Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online

Read More...


UK Public Holiday May 2017

Wildy's will be closed on Monday 29th May and will re-open on Tuesday 30th May.

Online book orders received during the time we are closed will be processed as soon as possible once we re-open on Tuesday.

As usual Credit Cards will not be charged until the order is processed and ready to despatch.

Any non-UK eBook orders placed after 5pm on the Friday 26th May will not be processed until Tuesday 30th May. UK eBook orders will be processed as normal.

Hide this message

Making China Strong: The Role of Nationalism in Chinese Thinking on Democracy and Human Rights


ISBN13: 9780230284616
Published: March 2014
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £60.00



Despatched in 6 to 8 days.

Robert Weatherley examines the role of nationalism in Chinese thinking on democracy and human rights spanning four successive periods: the late Qing, the Republic, Mao's China and post-Mao China. During this time, many of the debates in China about democracy and rights have been tied to the question of how to make China strong. The trigger is usually a perceived threat from foreign imperialism. Following the outbreak of the First Opium War in 1839, this imperialism took a military form, leading many Chinese reformers to embrace a system of democracy and rights in order to protect China from further foreign encroachments. In more recent years, the perceived threat has come from cultural imperialism, most apparent, Beijing claims, when the West criticises China for its poor record on democracy and human rights. This has led to the evolution of a distinctively Chinese model of democracy and rights that differs significantly from that deriving from the West.

Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , China
Contents:
1. Saving the Empire: Democracy and Rights in the Late Qing Dynasty
2. Building a New China: Democracy and Rights in the Early Republican Period (1912-1928)
3. Towards Authoritarianism: Withholding Democracy for the Good of the Nation (1928-49)
4. Protecting the People's Republic: Mass Democracy and Class Rights in the Mao and Early Post-Mao Eras
5. From Military Imperialism to Cultural Imperialism: Democracy and Rights in the Post-Mao Era