Two Models of Traditionalism in China at the Beginning of the XX Century: Kang Yu-Wei and Cheung Bin-ling

  •  Dmitry E. Martynov    


The urgency of a studied problem consists in need of research of traditionalist roots for modern Chinese ideology. At its sources two radical thinkers of the beginning of the XX century - Caen Yu-vey and Cheung Bin-ling are put. The article is devoted to comparative comparison of models of the traditionalism offered by radical Chinese thinkers of China both of whom passed the way from political reformism to conservatism. The leading method to research of this problem is the comparative method applied in a wide historical context of so-called “transitive period”. In the article it is shown that at the beginning of the XX century there was a radical erosion of a traditional picture of the world which demanded some kind of radical reorganization of a universe in public consciousness. Both Kahn Yu-wei and Cheung Bin-ling were based on humanitarian potential of the Chinese civilization, but offered absolutely different ways of realization of the ideal. The materials of the article can be useful to political scientists, sociologists and the historians who are taking up the problems of evolution of public consciousness and formation of public consciousness.

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