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ERIC Number: EJ1150065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2167-8669
Huang Zongxi's and John Locke's Rhetoric toward Modernity
Wang, Xiaobo
International Research and Review, v2 n1 p49-56 Fall 2012
Huang Zongxi was an influential seventeenth century Chinese political and social theorist who is considered by many to be the inspiration and founding father of democracy and human rights in China. This article examines the many similarities in thought and social influence between Huang and his contemporary, the English philosopher John Locke. Each is considered the Father of Enlightenment in his own country and played a major role in similar movements toward modernity and democracy. Among other shared views, both questioned the divine right of kings and saw the purpose of government as promoting the common good.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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