Political Intervention and Class Control in the Medium Term of Chinese Feudal Society: Analysis of Political and Social Ideas of Reforms of Wang

Zhengdong Li, Yuyan Chen


Starting from the political ideas of the reforms of Wang An-shi, the political and social ideas of the medium term of Chinese feudal society are studied in the article. The political ideas of the reforms of Wang An-shi contained the political meanings such as the humanism and the pragmatism, which paid attention to the public feelings and opinions, and alleged putting them into social practice. The reforms of Wang An-shi presented the ideas of political intervention surrounding the economic control in the medium term of Chinese feudal society and establishing economic entities to strengthening the national management. In addition, the strategy of political intervention in the reforms of Wang An-shi largely influenced the macro social stratification in the medium term of Chinese feudal society, and it emphasized to restrain the declining tendency of the high class expanding, the middle class shrinking and the low class collapsing, and kept the stable social structure by recovering the basically harmonious proportion of these three hierarchies.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/jpl.v2n4p138

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