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A Confucian Constitutional Order:
How China's Ancient Past Can Shape Its Political Future
Jiang Qing
Edited by Daniel A. Bell & Ruiping Fan
Translated by Edmund Ryden

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Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1
Daniel A. Bell

Part I: A Confucian Constitutional Order

  1. The Way of the Humane Authority: The Theoretical Basis for Confucian Constitutionalism and a Tricameral Parliament 27
    Jiang Qing
  2. The Supervisory System of Confucian Constitutionalism: Reflections on the Supervision of the State by the Academy 44
    Jiang Qing
  3. A Confucian Constitutionalist State: The Constitutional Role and Contemporary Significance of Republicanism under a Symbolic Monarch 71
    Jiang Qing

Part II: Comments

  1. On the Legitimacy of Confucian Constitutionalism 99
    Joseph Chan
  2. An Old Mandate for a New State: On Jiang Qing's Political Confucianism 113
    Bai Tongdong
  3. Transcendent Heaven? A Critique of Jiang Qing's Grounding of the Right to Rule 129
    Chenyang Li
  4. Is the Way of the Humane Authority a Good Thing? An Assessment of Confucian Constitutionalism 139
    Wang Shaoguang

Part III: Response to the Commentators

  1. Debating with My Critics 161
    Jiang Qing

Notes 209

Bibliography 241

Contributors 249

Index 251

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