Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022)

Rethinking the Role of Secularism in the Discipline of IR and the Chinese Experience

Authors
Kexin Huang1, *
1Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King’s College London, London, UK
*Corresponding author. Email: Kexin.huang@kcl.ac.uk
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Kexin Huang
Available Online 1 June 2022.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.046How to use a DOI?
Keywords
China; Secularism; Confucianism; Political value
Abstract

Secularism is credited with establishing the modern European state system, and this has aided in the formation of the discipline of International Relations. This resulted in the discipline overlooking the fact that not only religion continues to play a big role in Christian-majority countries, but also secularism exists in various forms in the rest. While numerous researchers in the International Relations discipline have started to examinate the relationship between religion and secularism. However, China as a case in point has always been omitted from this file of research. Thus, this paper will analyze the foundations of secularism in the Chinese state and society through historical institutionalism. Confucianism and diverse ethnic dynasties have had a significant influence on China’s social ideology and political sphere today. As a result, the Chinese experience with secularism and religion contributes significantly to the study of political ‘values’ disputes and thus global conflicts.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
1 June 2022
ISBN
978-94-6239-580-0
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.046How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license.

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