Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times

Wed, Apr 16, 2014, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Corwin 127

Professor Joseph Chan was educated at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (BSocSc), the London School of Economics and Political Science (MSc), and the University of Oxford (DPhil). He teaches political theory and researches in the areas of Confucian political philosophy, contemporary liberalism and perfectionism, human rights, and civil society. His articles have appeared in various journals, including China Quarterly, Ethics, History of Political Thought, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Journal of Democracy, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Philosophy and Public Affairs, and Philosophy East and West. He serves on the editorial boards of Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Law and Philosophy, and Representation. Joseph was a visiting scholar at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University in 1999-2000, head of the department of Politics and Public Administration from 2002-2004 and 2011-2013, and founding director of the Centre for Civil Society and Governance, Faculty of Social Sciences from 2003-2009.