|Author||: Max Ko-wu Huang|
|Publisher||: The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press|
|Total Pages||: 436|
|ISBN 10||: 9789882378872|
|ISBN 13||: 9882378870|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
This book is about how one of the leading intellectual architects of Chinese modernization, Yan Fu (1854 - 1921), introduced the Chinese intellectual world to the liberalism of John Stuart Mill partly by grasping Mill's ideas, but also by misunderstanding and projecting them onto indigenous Chinese values, which in turn led to criticism and resistance. Rather than bending Western liberalism to the purposes of Chinese nationalism, Yan initiated a distinctively Chinese liberal tradition that became a major component of China's modern political culture.