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The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy

Pragmatic Confucian Democracy? In Search of Normative Confucian Democratic Theory

with Sungmoon Kim

Crowd holding Venezuelan Flags


Thursday, November 2, 2017 • 12:00 p.m.
10 Stone Ave. Room 201
Boston College

RSVP to Lunch will be served.

with Sungmoon Kim, Political Theorist, City University of Hong Kong.


about the speaker

José Ignacio Hernández

Sungmoon Kim is a political theorist at the City University of Hong Kong, who specializes in contemporary Confucian political and constitutional theory, history of East Asian political thought, and comparative philosophy.Kim’s research has appeared in the journals such as American Political Science ReviewJournal of PoliticsBritish Journal of Political ScienceHistory of Political ThoughtReview of PoliticsContemporary Political Theory,Philosophy East and West, and Philosophy & Social Criticism, among others. As 2016/17 Berggruen Fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Kim is the author of Confucian Democracy in East Asia: Theory and Practice (CUP, 2014), Public Reason Confucianism: Democratic Perfectionism and Constitutionalism in East Asia (CUP 2016), and Democracy after Virtue: Toward Pragmatic Confucian Democracy (OUP, forthcoming).