To-do list for Template:Contemporary Chinese political thought: edit·history·watch·refresh· Updated 2019-07-31

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
  • Expand : with more intellectuals for each school, "democratic socialism" as another group??

Criteria for inclusion

Some proposed criteria for inclusion of individuals here—basically just summarising my own reasoning in putting the template together:

Might also be a good idea to include relevant non-bio articles within roughly these criteria. —Nizolan (talk · c.) 01:06, 31 July 2019 (UTC)


It should be considered to include Old Left in comparison to the New Left, while some Maoist ideas for example influence New Left, the old left is more 'conventionally Maoist' in character, while the New Left is influenced also by both socialist thought/praxis in the West and Eastern philosophy

also noted that Jiang Qinq while certainly a Confucian, is very critical of New Confucian thought, considering them too influenced by western notions of democracy and humanism, I and others consider him more of a national-traditionalist than a New Confucian proper

The main currents in Chinese political thought as of now are those following the orthodox party line: socialism with Chinese characteristics (Deng, Xi, etc), the Old Left (Maoist types), New Left (see above), the liberals, the nationalist-traditionalists, and smaller groups of for example 'Western-style demsocs' or libertarian socialists'

also nationalists are def more of a broad group than traditionalists, with several lines of political thought having their own version of 'nationalism', for traditionalists it encompasses a 'strong China and an embracing of native culture and philosophy', which often aligns with nationalist projects, but should not be conflated

I would suggest making some sort of change wrt New Confucian category-as the current people listed belong to what could arguably be different strains of political thought despite being part of the general group of contemporary Confucianism

It's really cool to see this topic getting more attention, thank you for contributing to awareness of Chinese thought Lian-nafix (talk) 19:26, 9 August 2019 (UTC)Lian-nafix