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Daoism and Anarchism: Critiques of State Autonomy in Ancient and Modern China

Daoism and Anarchism: Critiques of State Autonomy in Ancient and Modern China

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  • Recommended by artist Shen Xin
  • Focuses on anti-statist critiques in ancient and modern China and demonstrates that China does not have an unchallenged authoritarian political culture.
  • Examines radical Daoist thought from the 4th century BCE to the 9th century CE and compares Daoist philosophers and poets to Western anarchist and utopian thinkers.
  • Includes a survey of anarchist themes in dissident thought in the People's Republic of China from 1949 to the present.
  • Challenge the usual ideas of the scope and nature of dissent in China, also provides a unique comparison of ancient Chinese Daoist anarchism to Western anarchist.
  • Features previously untranslated texts, such as the 9th century Buddhist anarchist tract, the Wunengzi, and essays from the PRC press.

Format: Softcover, 240 pages
Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.4 cm
Language: English
Author: John A. Rapp
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2012
ISBN: 9781441178800

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