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- DescriptionThe purpose of this study is to describe and to analyze the steps taken by the Ch'ing government before the convening of the provincial assemblies in 1909 in order to gain insight into the court's own understanding of constitutional government. It tries to explain why the Ch'ing court decided to adopt a constitutional form of government and what the architects of the new order were aiming at. In reviewing the beginnings of constitutional preparation the author discovered that the concept sanctioned by the Ch'ing court reflected the wish to preserve the Confucian tradition and the intention to keep the Dynasty in power. In his opinion, the Ch'ing government tried to solve a host of problems in all earnestness; the reproach of insincerity seems invalid, the accusation of procrastination unfounded.
- Author BiographyThe author: Norbert Meienberger, born 1936 in Henau, Switzerland, studied history, sociology, and economic history. He obtained his Ph.D. 1964 at Zurich University. Subsequently he began with sinological studies. From 1970-1972 he was Research Fellow at the East Asian Research Center of Harward University, Mass., USA. From 1972-1974 he was First Secretary (Cultural Attache) at the Swiss Embassy in Peking. Since fall 1974 he lectured at Zurich University and in 1975 he obtained the 'venia legendi' for Chinese History at the same University.
- Author(s)Norbert Meienberger
- PublisherPeter Lang AG
- Date of Publication01/12/1980
- SubjectPolitics: General & Reference
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- ImprintPeter Lang AG
- Weight200 g
- Height230 mm
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