Research on the Aim Value’s Variation of Yen Fu’s Constitutionalism Political Thought
Yang Yang*
Southwest University, Chongqing, China.
DOI: 10.4236/jss.2015.39020   PDF   HTML   XML   6,511 Downloads   7,137 Views  


The aim value for the intellectuals’ constitutionalism political thought shared the variation attribute under the circumstance that it was no great change for three thousand years at the end of the Qing dynasty. It was appeared for the value of freedom and order in the early time of Yen Fu thought, but the freedom and order as the implicit aim value were covered by the wealth and power as the visible aim value in the condition that the national salvation dominated all else. In a word, there are a vertical static value genealogy and horizontal dynamic value relation in which the wealth and power, freedom and order are as the aim value and have been changed with the passing time in his constitutionalism political thought, that is to say, his ideal that surpasses to simply pursue the value of wealth and power is to never give up.

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Yang, Y. (2015) Research on the Aim Value’s Variation of Yen Fu’s Constitutionalism Political Thought. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3, 145-148. doi: 10.4236/jss.2015.39020.

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