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Discussion on Legalism vs. Confucianism (in Chinese)

I was lucky to participate in a fascinating discussion on Legalism vs. Confucianism at Peking University with Wang Hui, Bai Tondong, and Zhu Suli. Long — about two hours — but worth it, IMHO: Link to the Video


Daniel A. Bell (贝淡宁) is Dean of the School of Political Science and Public Administration at Shandong University (Qingdao) and Distinguished Chair Professor at Fudan University (Shanghai). He is from Montreal and was educated at McGill University and Oxford University. He has held teaching posts in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, and research fellowships at Princeton, Stanford, and Hebrew University. His books include Communitarianism and Its Critics (Oxford University Press, 1993) and The China Model (Princeton University Press, 2015), China’s New Confucianism (Princeton University Press, 2008), Beyond Liberal Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2007), East Meets West (Princeton University Press, 2000), and The Spirit of Cities (co-authored with Avner de-Shalit) (Princeton University Press, 2012). His latest book (co-authored with Wang Pei) Just Hierarchy: Why Social Hierarchies Matter in China and the Rest of the World was published by Princeton University Press in 2020. He is founding editor of the Princeton-China series (Princeton University Press) which translates and publishes original and influential academic works from China. His works have been translated in 23 languages. In 2018, he was awarded the Huilin Prize and was honored as a “Cultural Leader” by the World Economic Forum. In 2019 he was awarded the Special Book Award of China.

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