Rethinking the Role of Secularism in the Discipline of IR and the Chinese Experience
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- China; Secularism; Confucianism; Political value
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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TY - CONF AU - Kexin Huang PY - 2022 DA - 2022/06/01 TI - Rethinking the Role of Secularism in the Discipline of IR and the Chinese Experience BT - Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 247 EP - 253 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.046 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220504.046 ID - Huang2022 ER -