In his new book Theorizing Confucian Virtue Politics: The Political Philosophy of Mencius and Xunzi (CUP 2019), Sungmoon Kim, a leading scholar of comparative political theory, presents the political philosophies of Mencius and Xunzi in terms of constitutionalism, and shows how they each developed the ability to authorize the ruler’s legitimate use of power in domestic and interstate politics in ways consistent with their distinctive accounts of human nature. This Book Discussion brings together scholars in comparative constitutional law, international law, and political philosophy to discuss the book, followed by the author’s responses.
About Speaker & Book author:
Prof. Sungmoon Kim, Professor, Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong; Professor, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Yonsei University
Register here by 10 am, 4 December 2020 to attend the seminar.