Conference on “Key Texts in Modern Chinese Political Thought: Late Qing to Republican China”

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September 27, 2019 to September 28, 2019
United States
Subject Fields: 
Chinese History / Studies, Philosophy

Conference announcement:

 “Key Texts in Modern Chinese Political Thought: Late Qing to Republican China”


Type: Workshop

Date: September 27-28

Location: University of Connecticut-Hartford

Subject Field: Modern China


This conference focuses on selected “key texts” in Chinese political thought from roughly the first half of the twentieth century.  Conference papers analyze texts in terms of their sources and argumentation, their position in the discursive field, and their contribution to political theory.  The conference as a whole ask what counts as political theory, what political theorists might learn from China, and how to construct a larger list of key texts from China. 


Conference organizers: Peter Zarrow, University of Connecticut; Thomas Fröhlich, Universität Hamburg. 


The conference is sponsored by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation and the University of Connecticut.


All are invited to attend, but space is limited, so registration is required, and we will get back to you.  The registration webpage also links to the conference program.  Registration and program here:



Contact Info: 

Prof. Peter Zarrow, Department of History, 241 Glenbrook Rd., University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06268, USA

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