Rethinking Empire from a Chinese Concept ‘All-under-Heaven’ (Tian-xia, )

  title={Rethinking Empire from a Chinese Concept ‘All-under-Heaven’ (Tian-xia, )},
  author={Tingyang Zhao},
  journal={Social Identities},
  pages={29 - 41}
  • Tingyang Zhao
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Social Identities
  • In this paper the author argues that the Chinese theory of All-under-Heaven is the best philosophy for world governance. All-under-Heaven is a deep world concept with a trinity of meanings: the earth, people's hearts and a world institution. And it introduces a political principle, ‘world-ness’, that arguably transcends the principle of ‘internationality’. The author argues that the theory of All-under-Heaven is a more appropriate ‘world theory’ than ‘international theory’ in dealing with world… CONTINUE READING
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