Angle, S. C. (2013). Review of Dallmayr and Zhao :Contemporary Chinese Political Thought. Dao: A Journal Of Comparative Philosophy. doi:10.1007/s11712-012-9305-y
Judging by its contents, Contemporary Chinese Political Thought has two, somewhat different goals. On the one hand, it seeks to offer a broad, accessible introduction to the diversity of current Chinese political thinking. On the other hand, it also wants to give readers the opportunity to delve more deeply into some of the contested issues; in this way, the volume aims to display examples of the most innovative current thinking. The result is a somewhat uneven collection that succeeds partially at each goal. There is certainly much to recommend here, as I will explain, and even the volume’s shortcomings are quite stimulating to further reflection. Every reader will be rewarded by an encounter with this book.