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ChinaFile: Law and Confucianism in Contemporary China

A new CHINAFILE article: “What Does China Mean by ‘Rule of Law’? It’s more Confucianism than constitutionalism.” In my view the worries expressed in this article show all the more clearly why it is important to make clear that modern Confucianism needs to be responsive to the conditions of modernity: seeing law as independent from governmental authority is not “Western,” but good modern (progressive)  Confucianism.


October 21st, 2014 Posted by | China, Chinese philosophy - 中國哲學 - 中国哲学, Confucianism, Contemporary Confucianism, Law | one comment

One Response to ChinaFile: Law and Confucianism in Contemporary China

  1. Tae Wan Kim says:

    I agree. Probably separation of legal, administrative, and judicial powers is of western origin, at least, historically. Surely, however, Confucians have an internal reason to have law conditionally independent from the governmental authority.

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