Advances in Humanities Research

Advances in Humanities Research

Vol. 3, 20 November 2023


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Chinese-style Modernization in the Critique of Modernity

Bao Chen * 1 , Xinyu Sun 2
1 Marxism College, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law
2 Marxism College, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Advances in Humanities Research, Vol. 3, 47-57
Published 20 November 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Citation Bao Chen, Xinyu Sun. Chinese-style Modernization in the Critique of Modernity. AHR (2023) Vol. 3: 47-57. DOI: 10.54254/2753-7080/3/2023021.

Abstract

From a theoretical point of view, modernisation is a holistic social change involving all aspects and a long-term dynamic process of social development, which is a common characteristic of modernisation. Therefore, the cause of modernisation needs a strong leading core to integrate all forces, otherwise all fields of society may face an undesirable situation of mutual fragmentation and respective dominance in the process of social development, which will cause a fault in the strategy of social modernisation and trigger social conflicts. Western modernisation is a capital-led modernisation, a modernisation governed by modern rationality and the logic of capital, and its development is bound to be accompanied by a corresponding crisis of modernity. On the basis of the common features of modernisation, China has explored a modernisation framework different from that of the West in terms of the positioning of modernisation, leadership authority, value goals, development dynamics and paradigm of world interaction, so as to pull developing countries out of the swamp of "one-dimensional modernisation", and to eliminate the "myths" created by developing countries about Western modernisation. It has taken developing countries out of the swamp of "one-dimensional modernisation", broken the superstitions of developing countries about the "myth " created by Western modernisation, and enriched the development paths taken by developing countries in the world with the theoretical and practical paradigms of diversified modernisation based on their own national conditions, thus creating a new form of human civilisation and a brand-new choice for the modernisation of the human society.

Keywords

crisis of Western modernity, Chinese-style modernisation, new modernity

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Volume Title
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Published Date
20 November 2023
Series
Advances in Humanities Research
ISSN (Print)
2753-7080
ISSN (Online)
2753-7099
DOI
10.54254/2753-7080/3/2023021
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© 2023 The Author(s)
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