The drastic reversal of many essential elements of Maoism by Deng Xiaoping indicates that in order to preserve the very survival of the Party, the founding principle, as sacred as Maoism, can be rejected. In this sense, Maoism was treated in a transactional way, so much so that once its utility ceased to exist, it was immediately thrown away.
Strife with Uighurs Fueled by the Mandate of Heaven?
In this piece, Samantha Mundorff theorizes about the conflict around the Chinese Muslim population known as the Uighurs. She theorizes how ancient Chinese political philosophy may inform the contemporary state’s policy on the minority group.
Pyrrhic Victories, or Why Religious Studies is not a Natural Fit
I’m going to throw this out there: there’s no natural-fit position for the religious studies major. And that’s not a bad thing.