Courses – Philosophy & History of Thought

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CHINESE POLITICAL THOUGHT (ONLINE COURSE)

Tony Black

Starts: Thursday 3 March 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm,  5 weeks

Fees: £40/£35   Code: 05 223

Traditionally, the ruler was ‘the Son of Heaven’, with bureaucrats selected on merit. Confucius taught beneficence and rule by persuasion; Legalists advocated coercion to promote the interests of the majority. From 221 BCE till 1911, China was a ‘Confucian-Legalist’ state. Chinese Communism under Mao; from 1978 Communist rule has been combined with a partly free market, and there has been a revival of Confucianism among intellectuals.

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