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This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant funded by the Korean government (NRF-2014S1A3A2043763). I am grateful to Jiwei Ci, Chenyang Li, P. J. Ivanhoe, David Wong, Roger Ames, Elton Chan, Yvonne Chiu, and Steve Angle for their verbal or written comments on the earlier version of the paper presented at the workshop called A Wary Embrace of Democracy: Joseph Chan's Confucian Perfectionism, held at the University of Hong Kong in May 2015. Special thanks are due to Joseph Chan for his patient and constructive engagement with my criticisms.
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