[Community Talk] The Role of Overseas Hongkongers’ Communities

Community Talk
Friday, 25 November 2022, 18:00-19:00 PST
Prof. Joseph Cho-wai Chan, Princeton University
Room 7000, 7/F, SFU Vancouver Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC V6B 5K

The talk will take place in person and will be conducted in Cantonese.
Registration: www.eventbrite.ca/e/460578230887

Joseph Cho-wai Chan is Global Scholar and Visiting Professor at University Center for Human Values of Princeton University. He has taught at the Department of Politics and Public Administration, The University of Hong Kong for three decades. Since 2021, he has been a Visiting Scholar at the Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences (RCHSS), Academia Sinica, Taiwan, and will be a Distinguished Research Fellow at the RCHSS from February 2023. His recent research interests span Confucian political philosophy, comparative political theory, and contemporary theories of democracy and liberalism. He is the author of “Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times” (Princeton, 2014) and co-edited with Melissa Williams and Doh Shin “East Asian Perspectives on Political Legitimacy: Bridging the Empirical-Normative Divide” (Cambridge, 2016). He has been published in numerous journals such as Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, History of Political Thought, the Journal of Democracy, Philosophy East and West, and China Quarterly. His latest articles are “Equality, Friendship, and Politics,” Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Vol. 121, Issue 3 (2021): 275-298, and (with Brian Wong) “How Should Liberal Democratic Governments Treat Conscientious Disobedience as A Response to State Injustice? A Proposal,” Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement, Vol. 91 (2022): 141-167.

This talk is co-organized by the UBC Hong Kong Studies Initiative, Vancouver Hong Kong Forum Society, and SFU Institute for Transpacific Cultural Research; and generously supported by UBC Community Engagement.