Stephen C. Angle received a B.A. from Yale University in East Asian Studies and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan. Since 1994, he has taught at Wesleyan University, where he is now Professor of Philosophy. Angle’s most recent books are Contemporary Confucian Political Philosophy: Toward Progressive Confucianism (2012) and Virtue Ethics and Confucianism (2013; co-edited with Michael Slote).

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10.07.13

Why Is Xi Jinping Promoting Self-Criticism?

Stephen C. Angle & Taisu Zhang
Critics both within and without China have suggested that Xi Jinping’s promotion of self-criticism by Communist Party cadres has at least two motives: it promotes the appearance of concern with lax discipline while avoiding deeper reform, and it...