Chinese visions of world order : tianxia, culture, and world politics / Ban Wang, editor.

Contributor(s): Wang, Ban, 1957- [editor.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 1 online resource (330 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780822372448; 0822372444Subject(s): China -- Foreign relations | China -- Civilization | World politics -- 1989- | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- International | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General | Civilization | Diplomatic relations | World politics | China | Großmacht | Internationale Politik | Politische Theorie | China | HISTORY / Asia / China | Since 1989Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Chinese visions of world order.DDC classification: 327.51 LOC classification: DS740.4 | .C354549 2017Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Tianxia, Confucianism, and empire. Tianxia and the invention of empire in East Asia / Mark Edward Lewis and Hsieh Mei-Yu -- From empire to state: Kang Youwei, Confucian universalism, and unity / Wang Hui -- The Chinese world order and planetary sustainability / Prasenjit Duara -- Tianxia, cross-cultural learning, and cosmopolitanism. The moral vision in Kang Youwei's Book of the great community / Ban Wang -- Greek antiquity, Chinese modernity, and the changing world order / Yiqun Zhou -- Realizing tianxia : traditional values and China's foreign policy / Daniel A. Bell -- Tianxia and socialist internationalism. Tianxia and postwar Japanese Sinologists' vision of the Chinese Revolution : the cases of Nishi Junzō and Mizoguchi Yūzō / Viren Murthy -- China's lost world of internationalism / Lin Chun -- China's tianxia worldings : socialist and postsocialist cosmopolitanisms / Lisa Rofel -- Tianxia and its discontents. The soft power of the constant soldier : or, why we should stop worrying and learn to love the PLA / Haiyan Lee -- Tracking tianxia : on intellectual self-positioning / Chishen Chang and Kuan-Hsing Chen.
Action note: digitized 2011 committed to preserveSummary: The Confucian doctrine of tianxia (all under heaven) outlines a unitary worldview that cherishes global justice and transcends social, geographic, and political divides. For contemporary scholars, it has held myriad meanings, from the articulation of a cultural imaginary and political strategy to a moralistic commitment and a cosmological vision. The contributors to Chinese Visions of World Order examine the evolution of tianxia's meaning and practice in the Han dynasty and its mutations in modern times. They attend to its varied interpretations, its relation to realpolitik, and its revival in twenty-first-century China. They also investigate tianxia's birth in antiquity and its role in empire building, invoke its cultural universalism as a new global imagination for the contemporary world, analyze its resonance and affinity with cosmopolitanism in East-West cultural relations, discover its persistence in China's socialist internationalism and third world agenda, and critique its deployment as an official state ideology. In so doing, they demonstrate how China draws on its past to further its own alternative vision of the current international system. -- Back cover.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Tianxia, Confucianism, and empire. Tianxia and the invention of empire in East Asia / Mark Edward Lewis and Hsieh Mei-Yu -- From empire to state: Kang Youwei, Confucian universalism, and unity / Wang Hui -- The Chinese world order and planetary sustainability / Prasenjit Duara -- Tianxia, cross-cultural learning, and cosmopolitanism. The moral vision in Kang Youwei's Book of the great community / Ban Wang -- Greek antiquity, Chinese modernity, and the changing world order / Yiqun Zhou -- Realizing tianxia : traditional values and China's foreign policy / Daniel A. Bell -- Tianxia and socialist internationalism. Tianxia and postwar Japanese Sinologists' vision of the Chinese Revolution : the cases of Nishi Junzō and Mizoguchi Yūzō / Viren Murthy -- China's lost world of internationalism / Lin Chun -- China's tianxia worldings : socialist and postsocialist cosmopolitanisms / Lisa Rofel -- Tianxia and its discontents. The soft power of the constant soldier : or, why we should stop worrying and learn to love the PLA / Haiyan Lee -- Tracking tianxia : on intellectual self-positioning / Chishen Chang and Kuan-Hsing Chen.

The Confucian doctrine of tianxia (all under heaven) outlines a unitary worldview that cherishes global justice and transcends social, geographic, and political divides. For contemporary scholars, it has held myriad meanings, from the articulation of a cultural imaginary and political strategy to a moralistic commitment and a cosmological vision. The contributors to Chinese Visions of World Order examine the evolution of tianxia's meaning and practice in the Han dynasty and its mutations in modern times. They attend to its varied interpretations, its relation to realpolitik, and its revival in twenty-first-century China. They also investigate tianxia's birth in antiquity and its role in empire building, invoke its cultural universalism as a new global imagination for the contemporary world, analyze its resonance and affinity with cosmopolitanism in East-West cultural relations, discover its persistence in China's socialist internationalism and third world agenda, and critique its deployment as an official state ideology. In so doing, they demonstrate how China draws on its past to further its own alternative vision of the current international system. -- Back cover.

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Ban Wang is William Haas Professor in Chinese Studies at Stanford University and the author of several books, most recently, Illuminations from the Past: Trauma, Memory, and History in Modern China .

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