Political Legitimacy in China: A Confucian Perspective

5 October 2011

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Co-presented with Sydney Ideas and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Professor Daniel A. Bell

Daniel A. Bell was born in Montreal, Canada. He obtained his B.A. at McGill University and his graduate degrees at Oxford University. He is Zhiyuan Chair Professor of the Arts and Humanities at Jiaotong University (Shanghai) and Professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy and Director of the Center for International and Comparative Political Philosophy at Tsinghua University (Beijing). His recent books include China's New Confucianism (Princeton University Press, rev. ed. 2010), the co-edited book Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power (Princeton University Press, 2011), and the co-authored book The Spirit of Cities (Princeton University Press, 2011). He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, and to Chinese language publications (Chinese name:贝淡宁). His writings have been translated in 22 languages.