Fung argues that the reasons democracy did not take root in China were more political than cultural.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The dictatorial regime; 2. Setting the opposition agenda: the issue of human rights, 1929–31; 3. The National Emergency 1932–6: political and intellectual responses; 4. In defense of democracy 1933–6; 5. An abortive democratic experiment: the people's political council, 1939–45; 6. Wartime democratic thought; 7. The third force movement: the Chinese democratic league, 1941–5; 8. 'Peace, democracy, unification, and reconstruction' 1946; 9. The last stand of Chinese liberalism; Conclusion; Selected bibliography; Glossary; Index.
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