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Just War Concepts - Western And Chinese Perspectives

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The Western and Chinese secondary literature generally emphasizes the unimportant role of military force in Chinese tradition. The discussion of Just War makes clear how difficult it is to point out the function of Just War within this dichotomic approach. Consequently, Johnston uses the concept of Just War to highlight the Chinese zero-sum politics and misses the opportunity to explain the correlation between these two approaches. The Warring States period characterizes the origin of Chinese philosophy since the most important schools of thought were founded in this period. Following Alastair Johnston and Andrew Scobell, this chapter focuses basically on the Confucian view point and the writings of the military strategists. After the analysis of different Chinese philosophical perceptions it is unambiguous that a Chinese understanding of Just War and criteria of Just War can be identified.

Keywords: Chinese philosophy; just war; Western perspective

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