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December 9th, 2013

Zhang Shizhao: A Forgotten Theorist of Social Change

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

December 9th, 2013

Zhang Shizhao: A Forgotten Theorist of Social Change

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Leigh Jenco/ Nick Bunnin

Monday 9 December 2013, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre

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?

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