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The Modern Value Of Xunzi's Political Ideas

Posted on:2007-06-10Degree:MasterType:Thesis
Country:ChinaCandidate:D J HuangFull Text:PDF
GTID:2166360182472215Subject:Marxist theory and ideological and political education
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Xunzi's political idea is an outstanding representative of various ideas in the pre-Qin Dynasty. As a character living at the time when the feudalism unification was about to come, Xunzi criticized and summarized theory of each ideologist before him from the perspective of history, and come up with his own idea of ruling a country in practice. The core of Xunzi's idea of ruling a country is thriving courtesy and emphasizing law; and its instruments is both using moral and forceful rule, in order to quench the wars. These ideas are of great significance in both theory and practice and it used to be of important effect on the traditional political mode of China. Nowadays, china is undergoing political reform. Ruling by law and ruling by moral have been essential policies in china. However, in actual practice of political reform, there still exist problems in the transformation of concepts and systems. In this process, we must refer to the theoretical elites of every thinker at home and abroad to serve the socialism reform. Political ideas, as a part of culture, have dual characteristics of regionalism and openness like culture. Its regionalism demonstrates itself that Chinese political ideas came in to being and developed in its special historical and geographic environment. But, the world today is an open one, and any country will not survive when it close its door to the outside world. In the complex situation of multicultural conflicts and blending, each political idea learns from other's strong points to offset one's weakness, developing toward harmony. In the time when the bureaucracy which emphasizing instrumental ration is in crisis of political administration, and China is rich in value-ration resource, Xunzi's political idea combines the instrumental ration and value-ration perfectly to offset the deficiency of each other. At the same time, Xunzi's political idea has notable characteristics, such as realism, openness, and practicability. Therefore, the political Confucianism represented by Xunzi is better fit for the Chinese political reform. And his political idea is not only belong to China, but also an important part of global political ideas. It has great significance of theoretical reference for the researches on overcoming bureaucracy.
Keywords/Search Tags:Xunzi, political idea, reform, modern value
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