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China’s Ethical Revolution and Regaining Legitimacy: Reforming the Communist Party through Its Publi

The China Dream, History, Religion and ModernizationRevival of History: Tension Between Tradition and DevelopmentRevival of Religion: Tension Between the Modern and PostmodernHistorical Discourses and the China DreamHistory as a Moral Supplement for ModernizationThe “Old Days” as “Reference Object”: The Tension Between Humiliation and GreatnessHistoric-Cultural Discourses: Tension Between the Self and the OtherCulture as Symbolic Resources for Rebuilding the Party’s LegitimacyThe “Mandate of Heaven” to RuleThe Moral Righteousness of the Charismatic LeaderThe Discourse of the China Model: Tension Between the Self and the OtherTension of Relationships Between the State and the MarketTension Between Democracy and AuthoritarianismTension Between Generalization and RealityTension Between Authoritarianism and IndividualizationConcluding RemarksNoteBibliographyComparisons, Paradigms and the Remnant of Division: Our ApproachComparison and its Colonial ImplicationsOpening Spaces beyond DialecticsThe Paradigmatic Approach to Studying SpiritualityNotion of Spirituality and Ways of Studying Ethical Political ActorsNoteBibliographyDiscourses of Corruption: The Contest Between Different AuthoritiesCorruption as Threshold of Various DivisionsTension Between the Legal and MoralTension Between Public Interests and Private GainsTension Between the Party and the MassesThe Tension Between Party Members and Non-Party MembersGuanxi: Connections Between Different TensionsThreshold Between Moral and ImmoralConnections: Between the Instrumental and the AffectiveTrust and Risk Between the Gift Receiver and Gift GiverThe Formation of Factions Within the PartyFaction: Tensions Between Officials’ Guanxi and Party MembershipFaction: Tension Between the Formal State and Shadow StateFaction: Tension Between the Individual Leader and the Party SystemConcluding RemarksNotesBibliographyState of Exception: The Examination of Anti-Corruption PracticesParty as the Shadow StateRehabilitating the Party’s EcologyAnti-Corruption as State of Exception: A Parallel “Justice” SystemRelationship Between the Legitimacy of the Party and Corrupted OfficialsGames of Truth Between the Party and Corrupted OfficialsPolitics of Fear and UncertaintyPolitics of Fear Through Governing Public AppearancesPolitics of Fear Through Governing SpacesPolitics of Uncertainties: Destabilizing Guanxi in FactionsConcluding RemarksNotesBibliographyThe Discourse of Formalism and Bureaucratism: The Contest of Order Within the PartyTension Between Officialdom and Bureaucracy Within the PartyUndesirable Working Styles and Corruption: Discipline as a Mediator Between the Moral and the Lega^lFormalism and Bureaucratism: Tension Between Meritocracy and VirtuocracyTension Between Leaders and SubordinatesFormalism: Tension Between the Means and the EndsTension Between Subject and ActionTension Between “the Capable” and “the Moral”Tension Between Documents and MeetingsTension Between the People and the LeaderBureaucratism: Tension Between the Centre and the LocalTension Between Subjective Decision and Objective RealityTension Between Duty and Personal WillTension Between Pleasure and SufferingConcluding RemarksNoteBibliographyDiscourse of Hedonism and Extravagance: Tension Between the Agency and the ActorTension Between Officialdom and the PartyTension Between Political and Economic PowersTension Between Officials and LegitimacyTension Between “the Communist” and “the Individualist”Tension Between Spiritual Improvement and Economic DevelopmentTension Between Officialdom and the Way of LifeTension Between Prohibitions and the Way of LifeTension Between Work and FamilyTension Between the Culture of Work and the Freedom of SelfTension Between the Privileged and the OrdinaryTension Between Female and Male OfficialsTension Between Communism and ChinesenessConcluding RemarksBibliographyThe Mass Line Education ProgrammeMutual Criticism and Self-CriticismThe Virtuous Circle: The Party and the PeopleLegitimacy Through MoralityEnhancing Service Through Recognizing and Eradicating ShortcomingsLearning from Good and Bad ExamplesBibliographyTechnologies of the SelfTurning the Gaze Towards the Self Through RememberingRevealing Truths Through Self-Criticism SpeechKnowing the Self Through Direction of OthersPolitics of Shame, Sincerity and Honesty in AvowalFinalization of Relations to the SelfConcluding RemarksNoteBibliographyRemnant and Hybridization: The Effects of GoverningCynicism in Criticism and Self-Criticism SessionsCynicism in Governing Practice: “Unable, Unwilling and Irresponsible”Cynicism as a RemnantResentment of Indiscriminate Governing and How to Resist ItIrony and OverreactionHybridizationConclusion: The Unfinished RevolutionNoteBibliographyBibliography

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