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International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology, 2023, 5(13); doi: 10.25236/IJFS.2023.051320.

The Enlightenment of Ancient Chinese Clean Government Thought on the Construction of Clean Government Culture Today


Xiaorui Wang, Shimei Wei

Corresponding Author:
Xiaorui Wang

School of Marxism, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang, 471023, China


In today's era, the construction of clean governance has become a global issue related to the stability of political power and the sustainable development of politics and economy in various countries and regions around the world. However, the emergence and development of any scientific system have complex and profound ideological and historical origins. This article attempts to analyze the concept of clean governance in traditional Chinese culture, such as the Confucian concept of "governing by virtue", the Mohist concept of "frugality", and the Legalist concept of "governing by law". Based on the situation and requirements of anti-corruption and anti-corruption construction in the new era, this article aims to extract the essence that can serve today by drawing on the positive impact of simple clean governance ideas or viewpoints in traditional culture in governing the country, and provide some positive countermeasures for the construction of anti-corruption systems in various countries around the world.


Ancient China; Traditional culture; Clean government ideology

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Xiaorui Wang, Shimei Wei. The Enlightenment of Ancient Chinese Clean Government Thought on the Construction of Clean Government Culture Today. International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology (2023), Vol. 5, Issue 13: 127-131. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFS.2023.051320.


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