About Daniel

Daniel A. Bell is Chair Professor of the Schwarzman Scholar Program at Tsinghua University in Beijing and director of the Berggruen Institute of Philosophy and Culture. He was born in Montreal, educated at McGill and Oxford, has taught in Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai, and has held research fellowships at Princeton’s University Center for Human Values and Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.

He is the author of numerous books including The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy (2015), The Spirit of Cities: Why the Identity of a City Matters in a Global Age[coauthored with Avner de-Shalit] (2011), China’s New Confucianism: Politics and Everyday Life in a Changing Society (2010), Beyond Liberal Democracy: Political Thinking for an East Asian Context (2006), and East Meets West: Human Rights and Democracy in East Asia (2000), all published by Princeton University Press. He is also the author of Communitarianism and Its Critics (Oxford, 1993). He is the series editor of a translation series by Princeton University Press that aims to translate the most influential and original works of Chinese scholars (http://press.princeton.edu/catalogs/series/title/the-princeton-china-series.html). He is also the editor of Confucian Political Ethics (Princeton University Press) and the coeditor of four books with Cambridge University Press, including (with Chenyang Li) The East Asian Challenge for Democracy: Political Meritocracy in a Comparative Context (2013) . He writes widely on Chinese politics and philosophy for the media including the New York Times, Financial times, Global Times, Nanfengchuang, Worldpost, Project Syndicate, and the Guardian’s Comment Is Free blog, and he has been interviewed in English, Chinese, and French. His articles and books have been translated in Chinese and twenty-two other languages.

See also: Daniel A. Bell on Wikipedia

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