A New Look at Chinese History, Part II

Authors

  • Arthur K. Davis

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-007-11-1956-03_6

Keywords:

History

Abstract

Our aim in this paper is to outline a view of Chinese history that accords with the facts better than the prevailing Western conception does. The latter stems from the limited experience of the past century, when China was weak, backward, and forcibly opened by and for Western exploitation. During most of history, however, China has been not only a great state, but a leader in science and civilization. With the recent consolidation of the Communist regime, China has resumed her normal Great Power status. We believe that this event, like the Russian Revolution, is a decisive turning point of world history. The two revolutions, really chapters of the same worldwide industrial revolution, indicate that the mainstream of man's social evolution has now entered irreversibly upon its socialist phase.

Published

1956-03-06

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Section

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