In Conversation with
Andrew Morris, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Ning Zhang, associate professor in Political Science, and Andrew Morris, professor in History, will discuss Dr. Zhang’s book, Confucianism in Contemporary Chinese Politics: An Actionable Account of Authoritarian Political Culture.
Dr. Zhang’s book, a volume in the Challenges Facing Chinese Political Development series published by Lexington Books, critically examines existing frameworks for understanding the Chinese political system. Drawing on a range of sources – surveys, interviews, archives, and Party Congress Reports, Dr. Zhang explores ways in which notions of authority, morality, reciprocity, and political legitimacy, as well as contemporary practices for connecting with the state, are rooted in traditional Confucian beliefs and practices.
San Luis Obispo, CA
Democracy, Authoritarian, Marxism, Communism, Confucianism, China
History | Political Science
Zhang, Ning, "Confucianism in Contemporary Politics: An Actionable Account of Authoritarian Political Culture" (2017). Conversations with Cal Poly Authors. 11.