Leigh Jenco/ Nick Bunnin
Monday 9 December 2013, 6.30 – 8pm
Leigh Jenco, Associate Professor in Political Theory, Department of Government, LSE
Chair: Nick Bunnin, Institute for Chinese Studies, University of Oxford
2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Zhang Shizhao, an influential Chinese intellectual most people have never heard of. In this lecture, Leigh Jenco explained why we should care about Zhang, a political theorist who combined liberal and Confucian ideas to think about how individuals can make a difference. Working at a time of unprecedented change in Chinese society, he confronted a dilemma of global importance: how can we act together when no shared space or identity yet exists?