Please wait a minute...

Frontiers of Philosophy in China

Front. Philos. China    2019, Vol. 14 Issue (1) : 47-74     https://doi.org/10.3868/s030-008-019-0004-7
SPECIAL THEME |
Patriotism in Early China
Michael Nylan1(), Allyson Tang2, Zhijian Wang3
1. History Department, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 944720-2550, USA
2. History Department, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 944720-2550, USA
3. History Department, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 944720-2550, USA
Download: PDF(542 KB)  
Export: BibTeX | EndNote | Reference Manager | ProCite | RefWorks
Abstract

This paper considers the difference between the values attached to love of country in early China and in today’s world, through exploration of a series of concept clusters centered on “loyalty,” “glory,” “honor,” and “identity.” Using a wide array of sources, including legends about exemplary figures in antiquity, it assesses the extent to which patriotism or something like patriotism was a normative value in the distant past. It also outlines the appropriate limits of patriotism which the early thinkers insisted upon, thinking them useful guidelines for today.

Keywords loyalty      glory/debasement      honor/shame      patriotism today      love of country     
Issue Date: 16 April 2019
 Cite this article:   
Michael Nylan,Allyson Tang,Zhijian Wang. Patriotism in Early China[J]. Front. Philos. China, 2019, 14(1): 47-74.
 URL:  
http://journal.hep.com.cn/fpc/EN/10.3868/s030-008-019-0004-7
http://journal.hep.com.cn/fpc/EN/Y2019/V14/I1/47
Service
E-mail this article
E-mail Alert
RSS
Articles by authors
Michael Nylan
Allyson Tang
Zhijian Wang
Viewed
Full text


Abstract

Cited

  Shared   
  Discussed