Contemporary China Studies
The main focus of this paper is the well known (but often downplayed) question of affinity between the Laozi and Hanfeizi. Both these texts claim that the ideal government is a state of harmony when all individuals spontaneously (without coercion) follow a pre-established order
Zhongwen Zhang, a current student on the MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies, will have a paper in a forthcoming edited volume to be published by Social Sciences Academic Press in Beijing.
Abstract: I will draw on official biographies, personal memoirs and interviews with elite families to trace two different traditions in Chinese communism that have been drawn together under the presidency of Xi Jinping.
While there is much confusion about the meaning and significance of many the public statements and policy documents underwritten by Xi Jinping during his first year in office, one point is clear: Xi has been more successful at consolidating his authority within the Chinese Communist Party than an
‘Salafisms in China’