A Comparative Study on the Mutual Stereotyping of Essential Democratic Institutions Between China and the United States
English Language, Literature & Culture
Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages: 7-13
Received: Jan. 7, 2018; Accepted: Jan. 22, 2018; Published: Feb. 17, 2018
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Qi Zhu, Department of International College for Chinese Studies, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China
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With the multi-polarization trend of the world, the cooperation and conflicts between the superpower the United States and rising China have been augmenting simultaneously, among which the mutual criticism upon democracy turns out to be one of the most remarkable controversies. Bilateral condemnations concentrate on the judgment that the democracy of the counterpart is superficial, insufficient or even autocracy at all, therefore the mutual understandings of democracy in both countries appears harsh and prejudicial. Through analyzing and comparing the essential democratic institutions of the United States and China, similarities and differences in political practices of both countries are to be analyzed. On the basis of comparison, assisted by the Radial Network Model of Stereotypes, the process of stereotyping and prejudice on democracy is to be studied to discover its origin as bilateral political antagonism and hostility between different ideologies. From the perspective of Majority and Minority Identities, the development divergence and interaction between the minority identity of China’s democracy and majority identity of American democracy are examined, leading to the proposition of Identity-Empathy in democracy between the two countries.
Democracy, Stereotype, Minority and Majority Identities
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Qi Zhu, A Comparative Study on the Mutual Stereotyping of Essential Democratic Institutions Between China and the United States, English Language, Literature & Culture. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2018, pp. 7-13. doi: 10.11648/j.ellc.20180301.12
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