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Booktitle:

China and Darwinian Evolution

Influence on Chinese Intellectual and Social Development

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2010-04-17 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-8383-5816-1

ISBN-10:
3838358163
EAN:
9783838358161
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
China''s rise as a powerful global power coincides with reassessment of Charles Darwin''s legacy of evolutionary transformative thought on science and society. The reception of Darwinism is well characterized in the West, but how did China respond to this revolutionary lens for assessing humankind''s place in the universe? This work traces the introduction of Darwinist thought into late nineteenth century China, assessing its influence on intellectual, social and revolutionary development through the end of the Chinese Republic era. Darwinian scientific and social thought infused a nation in turmoil. The corrupt, fading Manchu Dynasty engendered a crisis of national confidence with its humiliating loss during the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95. Social Darwinism took root against that backdrop, helping to catalyze revolution, establish the 1911 Republic, and even justify the Peoples Republic of China. This stimulating synthesis of Social Darwinism''s clash with Confucian thought will appeal to Sinologists and science historians, as well as thoughtful political, economic and science observers who wish to understand the origins of modern China and the international reception of Darwin.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Darryl Brock
Number of pages:
72
Published at:
2010-04-17
Stock:
Available
Category:
Pedagogy
Price:
49.00 €
Keywords:
China, Darwin, Social Darwinism, Kang, Sun, Liang, Shimonoseki, Dewey, Hu Shih, Ding

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