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Oct 5

Dr Sarah Flavel invited panelist for Book Symposium for All under Heaven: The Tianxia System for a Possible World Order

October 5, 2022 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

oin Dr Sarah Flavel (Reader in Asian and Comparative Philosophy) for a hybrid international roundtable hosted by American University, Washington alongside panelists from Rutgers and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Together they will discuss and respond to ‘All under Heaven: The Tianxia System for a Possible World Order’ – a recent translation of one of the most highly influential political-theoretical treatise in contemporary China by Prof. Zhao Tingyang. This work has received significant attention across the Chinese intellectual and political landscape.

Zhao’s work has been criticised both for what might look like an endorsement of a new form of Chinese-led global imperialism (through soft-power) as well as for its arguable lack of realism about whether such co-ordination between humans at the global level is possible. Read more sympathetically however, some of Zhao’s ideas could provide resources and perhaps new hope for rethinking the fate or our future political and environmental security, not as nations but as humans and even as an earth – as Tianxia: ‘all under the sky’.

Register here: https://american.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqce2hqjooHtJpeyAj5MA6IxyIykaHziXL?utm_source=Weekly+List&utm_campaign=2cd9e18aab-BSU+Research+Monthly+Newsletter+%2311_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d5b528f4f-2cd9e18aab-