Democratic Values

  • Yang Zhong
Part of the New Perspectives on Chinese Politics and Society book series (NPCPS)


This chapter studies democratic values among Chinese urban residents. There is a popular perception both within China and outside the country that Chinese culture is inherently authoritarian and incompatible with modern democratic values. What is the current status of democratic values among Chinese urban residents? How do Chinese urban residents compare with people from other countries, especially neighboring Asian countries, with regard to their democratic values? What are the factors that possibly affect the support or lack of it for core democratic values among Chinese urbanites? Answers to these questions are crucial to understanding and predicting political developments in China.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yang Zhong
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  1. 1.Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

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