Chinese Traditional Governing Approach: An Analysis from Ancient to Mao Zedong Politics


  • Maria Mukhtar Taxila Institute of Ancient Civilisations, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Tatheer Zahra Sherazi Department of Politics and International Relations, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Riaz Ahmad School of Public Policy and Administration, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Shaanxi, China.



Chinese Politics, Chinese Governance, Chinese Ancient Politics, Traditional Chinese Politics, Chinese Traditional Governance, Mao Politics


The study focuses on the traditional Chinese political culture and it discusses a multitude of rhetorical practices in imperial China. Simultaneously, it investigates the societal norms which alter daily, to fit with the ever-changing global politics. For these purposes, the traditional philosophies are studied, and the most prominent school of thought Confucianism has been discussed thoroughly. This research is an analytical, descriptive study written in the historical context. While tracing back the nature of political culture, it has been found that it has deep roots in the state and society since the ancient times however, is still relevant for the contemporary politics of China. At the same motive, it can be concluded that current Chinese system seems probable to persevere for many a long time to come. This study is fragmented into three portions; first element makes imperial Chinese politics and its problem; the second portion brings governance and politics of cutting-edge China under the lens; and the final and third portion gives the comparison of each and the findings garnered from this study.


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Mukhtar, M., Sherazi, T. Z., & Ahmad, R. (2020). Chinese Traditional Governing Approach: An Analysis from Ancient to Mao Zedong Politics. Liberal Arts and Social Sciences International Journal (LASSIJ), 4(2), 441–452.