Chinese Political Thought: A Global Dialogue beyond Orientalism - Program & Registration

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Type: 
Workshop
Date: 
January 20, 2022 to January 21, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, Philosophy, Political History / Studies

Dear Colleagues,

I am happy to share with you the final program of the workshop "Chinese Political Thought: A Global Dialogue beyond Orientalism", organized by the University of Naples L'Orientale and Tallinn University in cooperation with Eurics, which will take place on Zoom on January 20-21, 2022.

If you wish to register as audience, please fill this form: https://forms.office.com/r/6U8YpGeyyR 

FINAL PROGRAM (Central European Time), PDF version here: https://cutt.ly/7YMJBxf 

JANUARY 20, 2022

9.45am – Institutional Greetings
10am – Opening Remarks (Federico Brusadelli & Lisa Indraccolo) 

10.15am – Keynote Lecture: Hilde de Weerdt (Leiden University)
"Modeling Tang Emperor Taizong and Chinese Governance in Eighteenth-Century German Political Theory and State Fiction" 

11.30am – Section One: METHODOLOGICAL FRAMEWORKS & GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES 
DiscussantYoungmin Kim (Seoul National University) 

Jiyan Qiao (Leiden University) “Human Nature and Governance: A Framework for Global Comparative Political Philosophy” 

Baldwin Wong (Hang Seng University of Hong Kong) and Elton Chan (Lingnan University) “Recusing Political Realism by Confucianism. On a Confucian Account of the Realist Distinction between Ethics and Politics” 

Dawid Rogacz (Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań) “Sincerity (cheng) as a Civic Virtue” 

Yang Fu (National Taiwan University) “Bring the Dao to the World: Yü Ying-shih and the Study of Chinese Political Thought” 


3.30pm – Section Two: PRE-IMPERIAL AND EARLY IMPERIAL LEGACIES 
DiscussantLisa Indraccolo (Tallinn University) 

Yuri Pines (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) “Class Traitors? The Assault on the Intellectuals’ Power in the Book of Lord Shang and Han Feizi” 

Stephen Walker (University of Chicago) “Nature, Power, and Critique in the Huainanzi” 

Gu Yixin (Princeton University) “Disengagement from Power and Power of Disengagement: Rhetorics and Politics in Six Hypothetical Discourses (shelun) in the Han” 


5:00pm – Section Three: MING POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE 
DiscussantPhillip Grimberg (Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg) 

Sebestyén Hompot (University of Vienna/Austrian Academy of Sciences) “The Interpretations and Evaluations of Ming-Qing China’s Tributary System of Foreign Relations in Recent Historiography” 

John Lombardini (College of William & Mary) “Ethics and Politics in Li Zhi’s Fenshu” 


6:30pm – Keynote LectureSarah Allan (UC Berkeley/Dartmouth College, Emerita)
“The Origins of Chinese Political Thought” 

JANUARY 21, 2022

9am – Section Four: GLOBAL ENCOUNTERS IN THE 20TH CENTURY 
DiscussantMarc A. Matten (Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg) 

Adrian Krawczyk (Leipzig University) “The Concept of Ideology in Chinese Marxism” 

Yan Bo (Nanyang Technological University) “A Maoist Moment in the Late 1960s America: Establishing Ethnic Studies Programs in American Universities” 

Alice Trinkle (Freie Universität Berlin) “Liberal Economic Thinking in China in Exchange with (Post) Socialist Eastern Europe 1978 – 2001” 


11am – Section Five: HONG KONG AS A POLITICAL LABORATORY 
DiscussantSebastian Veg (EHESS Paris) 

Kenneth Kai-chung Yung (University of Hong Kong) “Reshaping Cold War Currents in a Chinese Context: A Study of the Chinese Émigré Intellectuals in Hong Kong in the 1950s” 

Patricia Eunice C. Miraflores (University of Groningen/University of Uppsala) “One Country, Two Perspectives: Analyzing the Sino-British Turnover of Hong Kong from 1982 to 1997 as an East-West Human Rights Dialogue” 


2pm – Section Six: CHINESE POLITICAL THOUGHT AS A GLOBAL ALTERNATIVE 
DiscussantFederico Brusadelli (University of Naples “L’Orientale”) 

Martyna Świątczak-Borowy (University of Warsaw) “Confucianism and the Crisis of Democracy” 

Henrike Rudolph (University of Göttingen) “The United Front in Chinese Political Thought and its Global Dimension” 

Shubham Karmakar (University of Trento) “Integrating Chinese Political Philosophy and Social Media Diplomacy: Xi’s era” 

Astrid H. M. Nordin (King’s College London) “Multiplicity, Holism, and Yin-Yang Dialectics in Contemporary International Relations Theory” 


4.30pm – Keynote LectureTeemu Ruskola (Emory University)
“China in Political Space and Time” 


6pm – Section Seven: CONVERGENCES 
DiscussantShao-yun Yang (Denison University) 

Michael Nylan (UC Berkeley) “Xunzi and Aristotle: Beyond Orientalism” 

Shoufu Yin (University of British Columbia) “Liu Bei, Plato, et al. on the State: A Microhistory of Seventeenth- century Globalization and Political Thought” 

Trenton Wilson (Yale University) "Reading Qin Hui Reading Zhang Taiyan Reading Chinese Institutional History: The Question of Du 

7.30 pm – Conclusions & Final Discussion 

Contact Info: 

Dr. Federico Brusadelli, University of Naples L'Orientale - fbrusadelli@unior.it

Prof. Lisa Indraccolo, Tallinn University - lindra@tlu.ee