China And Its Power And Influence By Enforcing The System Of Feudalism

2024 Words Nov 30th, 2014 9 Pages
For centuries, China has maintained its power and influence by enforcing the system of Feudalism. However, industrial developments, globalization, and exchange of political thought have forced China to reconsider its administration. Historically, China has gone through multiple transitions — through hierarchal feudal state, communist municipal and disciplinary regime. There is one notable unchanging, and static fact— that throughout these platforms, China was never ruled collectively (even through the communist era) and has always been dictatorial. Many notable people from China argue that China as a sovereign state has to stay at its current regime— if the government structure changes, than the whole system will fall apart. In essence, they argue that it is impossible for China to achieve Democracy; any other forms in allowing the “ Mass” to dictate will result to chaos. This justification can be explained by the population of China, most of the population of China is uneducated, and with a mass unable to fully comprehend the political concepts at play, it is hard to elect a representative that is not corrupt and has no underlying motives. (TED talk). However, this justification is just a mask that the Chinese government is trying to implement. Their true nature, of course is to maintain power, which can be explained through their transitional period from sovereign power to Disciplinary power.
Foucault argued that there was a new conception of power, contrastive to the…

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