Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press, c2009.
Book — xvi, 186 p. ; 24 cm.
"Chinese Utopianism" offers a new explanation of extreme radicalism in Chinese reform movements from the late nineteenth century through the Cultural Revolution and into the post-Mao era. By studying comparable Japanese and Russian reforms that have, in contrast, pulled their societies back toward the center, Shiping Hua demonstrates how datong - an ancient concept that can be translated as 'great harmony' - and other elements of Chinese thought have led China down a unique political path. (source: Nielsen Book Data)