China Western left-wing thinkers to see socialism in China
|School||Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences|
|Course||Marxism in China|
|Keywords||Western Left-wing thinkers Chinese socialism the modernity of Chinese socialism traditional culture|
During the course of socialism in China, the May Fourth Movement, the founding of new China, and the era of Reform and opening up are three important historical stages. In this century of China’s socialist history, these famous Western Left-wing thinkers had been on a trip to China, and their comments and perception about socialism in China was particularly precious and special. Of these major thinkers on China’s statements and writings, there are much of valuable ingredients for our construction and improvement of socialism with Chinese characteristics to provide an ideological and theoretical resource to add. As to the research method, it is necessary with a problem consciousness to examine the issue of Western left-wing how think about Chinese history and current situation, and their research and interpretation of socialism in china, to find those not only innovative, but also for practical solutions to our meet problems and difficulties.These famous Western left-wing thinkers’ comments and perception of socialism in China mainly related to two aspects:the modernity of Chinese socialism, and the relationship between Chinese socialism and traditional culture. Constant pursuit of socialism in China and efforts constitutes one of the important aspects of modernity. Its origins, its evolution process, as well as associated with progress and reflection on contemporary issues of modern Chinese society has a decisive influence. The traditional Chinese political thought, China’s national character is in the interpretation of the background and foundation of Chinese socialism. Traditional culture is the ideology part of Fundamental realities of the country can not be ignored. Based on related literatures, this paper summary and surveys the Western left-wing thinkers’ views and opinions, and try to find and explore some valuable resources for the construction of socialism with Chinese characteristics and improve the provision of a useful reference.