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The Development Trajectory of Eastern Societies

1st Edition

By Zhao Jiaxiang


115 pages

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Hardback: 9781138330818
pub: 2020-04-09
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In the four volumes of The Development Trajectory of Eastern Societies and the Theories and Practices of Socialism, the author re-examines Marx and Engels’ theories on the development trajectory of Eastern societies by integrating theoretical analysis of Marxist theories and an historical investigation of socialist revolution and socialist construction around the world.

Pointing out the guiding significance of five aspects of the basic principles of Marxism for studying how Eastern societies develop, this volume interrogates various assumptions that have prevailed in academia, addresses unexplained topics and offers insight into the understanding of these basic principles. The result is a penetrating and specific understanding of Marxist basic principles and the development trajectory of Eastern societies.

Critical engagement with predominant understandings and a refreshing reformulation of Marxist theoretical bases make the book a key new reference for readers who are studying or are interested in Marxism, Marxist philosophy and the history of philosophy.

Table of Contents

1. Social Forms and Their Classification 2. Purposiveness of Human Activities and Regularity of Social Development 3. Historical Determinism, Subject Choice, and Their relations 4. Historical Progress and Its Measure 5. The Integrity of Marxism

About the Author

Zhao Jiaxiang, is Professor of Philosophy at Peking University, who served as vice dean and director of academic committee of Department of Philosophy as well as vice president and consultant of Chinese Historical Materialism Association. His main research interests include Marxist philosophy and Marxist classic works.

About the Series

China Perspectives

The China Perspectives series focuses on translating and publishing works by leading Chinese scholars, writing about both global topics and China-related themes. It covers Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Media and Psychology, as well as many interdisciplinary themes.

This is the first time that any of these books have been translated into English for international readers. The series aims to put forward a Chinese perspective, give insights into cutting-edge academic thinking in China, and inspire researchers globally.


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PHILOSOPHY / Political