Moral Administration and Disciplines – From empires to the party-states | Clubhouse Talk | May 20, 2021

Date: May 20

Time: Berlin 16:00 London 14:00 New York 10:00

Language: 中文 and English

Open room

Topics:

  • Why were Confucian texts a key ingredient in political communication in China’s imperial courts?
  • Why is historiography a necessary conduit for power struggles among political elites of the 17th century as well as of the 20th?
  • Is it possible to make meaningful comparisons of China’s disciplinary regimes at different times of history?

Speakers:

Patricia THORNTON (University of Oxford)

Ying ZHANG (The Ohio State University)

Ling LI (University of Vienna)

Moderator:

Sida LIU ((University of Toronto)

Discussants:

Juan WANG (McGill University)

Grace MOU (University of London)

Literature under discussion:

Disciplining the State: Virtue, Violence and State-making in Modern China (Harvard University Press, 2007), by Patricia THORNTON

Confucian Image Politics: Masculine Morality in Seventeenth-Century China (University of Washington Press, 2016), by Ying ZHANG

The ‘Organisational Weapon’ of the Chinese Communist Party – China’s disciplinary regime from Mao to Xi Jinping in Law and the Party in China (Cambridge University Press, 2021), by Ling LI

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