Continuity / Discontinuity
China's Place in the Contemporary World
Translated by Wallace Sillanpoa.
Starting from issues Wang Hui raises in "The Dialectics of Autonomy and Opening" (Critical Asian Studies 43:2), the authors of this article focus on the problematic coexistence of continuities and discontinuities in modern and contemporary Chinese politics. China's present role in the international scene, they argue, cannot be assessed in terms of economic performance, but requires new perspectives for rethinking the search of China for an original path in domestic politics, as well as the universalistic attitude toward the various forms of thinking coming from all over the world.