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Designing democratic institutions and the problem of evil: a liberal Chinese perspective
journal contributionposted on 01.01.1995, 00:00 authored by Baogang HeBaogang He
Chinese liberals have been searching for a just society, one regulated by democratic institutions and rules—a society where the human potential for evil is properly controlled. It is in this context that Chinese liberal intellectuals such as Yan Jiaqi, Hu Ping, and Liao Xun, drawing on their respective experiences of the tragedies in China, have taken the idea that there is always a potential for evil in human nature as a starting-point for a just society and for designing democratic institutions.