Democracy and Socialism in Republican China: The Politics of Zhang Junmai, 1906-1941 by Roger B. JeansDemocracy and Socialism in Republican China: The Politics of Zhang Junmai, 1906-1941 by Roger B. Jeans

Democracy and Socialism in Republican China: The Politics of Zhang Junmai, 1906-1941

byRoger B. Jeans

Hardcover | December 11, 1997

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This groundbreaking book is the first full-length English-language study to explore the struggles for constitutional democracy and democratic socialism of Zhang Junmai (Carsun Chang, 1887-1969), a major political and intellectual figure in Republican China. Focusing on Zhang's writings, Roger Jeans has provided detailed descriptions and extensive translations of Zhang's key books and essays. He sets the context for these seminal works by describing Zhang's personal situation, the social and intellectual milieu, and the political climate at the time. Zhang's life and work reflect three intertwined themes: the early origins of contemporary movements for democratization in China; the lost option of a more peaceful and gradualist socialist road than that advocated by Mao Zedong; and the dilemmas that faced democratic and socialist 'third-force' figures persecuted for opposing both the Chinese Communists and the Guomindang from the 1920s on. This study will be useful to all readers interested in the history of the concepts of constitutionalism, human rights, and democracy as they have developed in China.
Roger B. Jeans Jr. Roger B. is professor emeritus of history at Washington and Lee University.
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Title:Democracy and Socialism in Republican China: The Politics of Zhang Junmai, 1906-1941Format:HardcoverDimensions:408 pages, 9.26 × 6.3 × 1.06 inPublished:December 11, 1997Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0847687066

ISBN - 13:9780847687060

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 The Making of a Constitutionalist and Socialist Chapter 3 Chinese Constitutionalist in Late-Meiji Japan, 1906-1910 Chapter 4 A Western Model for China? Sojourn in Weimar Germany, 1919-1921 Part 5 Politician and Educator in Warlord and Guomindang China Chapter 6 The Making of a Third-Force Politician in the 1920s Chapter 7 Schools and Educational Visions, 1923-1941 Part 8 Opposition to Communism and the Guomindang During the Nanjing Decade, 1927-1937 Chapter 9 Trials of a Third-Force Intellectual During the Early Years of the Nanjing Decade Chapter 10 Heaven or Hell: Soviet Russia through the Eyes of a Third-Force Intellectual at the Beginning of the Nanjing Decade Chapter 11 Soviet Russia, the Comintern, and the Chinese Communists: The Views of a Third-Force Politician During the Early 1930s Chapter 12 Third Force: The National Socialist Party of China, 1932-1937 Chapter 13 In Search of the Middle Way: The Debate over Democracy and Dictatorship during the 1930s Part 14 Unity and Disunity During the War of Resistance Against Japan Chapter 15 The Other United Front: The National Socialist Party of China, the Guomindang, and the Chinese Communists, 1937-1938 Chapter 16 A Letter to Mao: The Polemic over Zhang's Attack on the CCP, 1938-1939 Chapter 17 The Philosopher and the Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek and the Life and Death of the Institute of National Culture, 1939-1941 Chapter 18 Epilogue Chapter 19 Glossary

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Welcome and long overdue. . . . It is the most complete on Zhang's career and works in English to date. . . . [An] excellent volume.