Democracy in China: The Coming Crisis

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Price
$56.40
Publisher
Harvard University Press
Publish Date
Pages
432
Dimensions
6.2 X 1.5 X 9.4 inches | 1.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780674238183

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About the Author

Jiwei Ci is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong and the author of Dialectic of the Chinese Revolution: From Utopianism to Hedonism (1994) and The Two Faces of Justice (2006).

Reviews

Jiwei Ci's account of the prospects of Chinese democracy is stimulating, deeply researched, and humanely argued. A passionate argument in favor of a more democratic China, it engages seriously with the question of what a Chinese, rather than abstract, democracy might look like, making original and nuanced arguments about how a party-state might genuinely pluralize. His reflections on Hong Kong are particularly thoughtful in light of the current turmoil. A powerful contribution to one of the most acute debates in geopolitics today.--Rana Mitter, author of Forgotten Ally
A complex, fascinating book that will have a major impact not only for readers interested in China, but also for anyone working on authoritarian transitions and democratic theory. I find Ci's prudential rather than normative argument on the need for democracy in China persuasive, if one thinks in terms of the Chinese Communist Party moving in a more democratic direction.--Tony Saich, author of Governance and Politics of China
Jiwei Ci's ambitious book is intended as a practical political argument, addressed as a citizen of China to the incumbent leadership of its governing Communist Party. It is a work of intense seriousness, real intellectual scruple, and, under current circumstances, great political courage.--John Dunn, author of Breaking Democracy's Spell
An elaborate but cogent argument about how the CCP will only overcome its illegitimacy, along with other tears in the national fabric, by choosing to usher in political democracy.--Martin Witte"Asian Review of Books" (02/16/2020)
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