An Analysis on Zhang Ju-zheng's Firmness in Political Thought

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TitleAn Analysis on Zhang Ju-zheng's Firmness in Political Thought
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsGao, S. -xian
JournalJiangnan Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Jiangnan University: Humanities & Social Sciences Edition
Pagination65 - 73
Date Published2013
PublisherJiangnan University, Jiangsu China
ISBN Number1671-6973, 1671-6973
Keywords*Law, *Political Science Theories, *Political Systems, *Pragmatism, *Rationality, 9003: history and theory; political theories and philosophy, article, Zhang Juzheng, political thought, firmness in political system, king after the law, combine the Confucianism and Daoism

Zhang Ju-zheng is not only an effective statesmen, but also an unique politic theorist. He holds that the harsh policy that Qin Dynasty carried out is the inevitable logic result after its failure in pursuing an benevolent government, proposing 'king after the law', advocating 'the inferior not betraying him', objecting 'against the ancient laws'. All these political thoughts are reality-oriented. All he did is to prove the rationality of history and the necessity of reality in firmness in political system. The key point in resolving realistic problem is to 'vibrating JiGang'. In order to vibrate JiGang, it is necessary to 'make clear of one's achievement', strictly prohibiting statesmen spreading information and discussing politics. In other word, Zhang Juzheng has inherited and combined the political thought and the strategies of running a country. At last, a political theory advocating pragmatism is thus formed. Adapted from the source document.