The Combination of Confucian Political Thought and Democracy
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- Confucian political thought; Democracy; Human rights; Freedom
In the 20th century, scholars began to try to discuss the relationship between Confucianism and democracy. In the 21st century, with the development of the democratic system, the connection between Confucian political thought and democracy has increasingly become an important academic topic. The combination of Confucian political thought and democracy mainly focuses on democratic values and the practice of a democratic system. But the unity of these two aspects seems to have been neglected. This article will review some articles about the combination of Confucian political thought and democracy. This article searched Google Scholar for articles from nearly 2000 to the present on the topic of Confucianism and Democracy. The results found that Confucian political thought is highly compatible with democracy (including democratic values and democratic political institutions). Moreover, through research, this paper finds that Confucian political thought not only complements the shortcomings of the lack of moral standards in democratic systems but also completes the neglect of moral obligations in democratic values. It is very meaningful to show that Confucian political thought can be very useful to the development of modern democracy.
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TY - CONF AU - Yunqing Quan PY - 2022 DA - 2022/06/01 TI - The Combination of Confucian Political Thought and Democracy BT - Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 913 EP - 916 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.167 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220504.167 ID - Quan2022 ER -