Research

Book

Book cover copyClassical Confucian Political Thought: A New Interpretation (Princeton University Press, 2015)

Peer-reviewed articles and chapters

“The family-state analogy in the Mengzi,” Oxford Handbook of Chinese Philosophy, edited by Justin Tiwald (forthcoming).

(With Kevin Mazur) “Thinking about groups in political science: A case for bringing the meso level back in,” Political Science Quarterly 137:2 (Summer 2022), pp.331-355.

“Political Liberalism, Western History, and the Conjectural Non-West,” Political Theory, OnlineFirst June 1, 2020. 

“On the Liberatory Potential of the Past: The Case of Non-Feudal China,” Journal of World Philosophies 4:1 (June 2019). 

“Beyond East and West: A reorientation of political theory through the prism of modernity,” Perspectives on Politics (March 2016).

Reviews and shorter essays

“The Loftiness of Political Order,” Confucian Political Philosophy: Dialogues on the State of the Field, edited by Robert A. Carleo III and Yong Huang, Springer, 2021.

“Material Conditions, Hierarchy, and Order in Early Confucian Political Thought: A Response to Reviewers,” Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 18:2 (June 2019): 285-289.

“The 2016 elections and American exceptionalism: a view from the periphery,” part of a Critical Exchange on “Political and ethical action in the age of Trump” in Contemporary Political Theory 17:3 (August 2018): 331-362.

“Ethics and Politics in Classical Confucian Thought: A Response to David Elstein,” Philosophy East and West 67:3 (July 2017): 919-920.

“Democratic Hopes for the Arab World: A Review of Iliya Harik’s Work,” Journal Of New Media Studies in the Middle East and North Africa 3 (July 2013).

Book reviews

Review of Democracy in Contemporary Confucian Philosophy, by David Elstein, Journal of Chinese Philosophy 46:3-4 (September-December 2019).

Review of A History of Chinese Political Thought, by Youngmin Kim, H-Net Reviews (February 2019).

Review of Reframing the Intercultural Dialogue on Human Rights: A Philosophical Approach, by Jeffrey Flynn, Philosophy East and West 68:1 (January 2018).

Review of Changing Referents: Learning Across Space and Time in China and the West, by Leigh Jenco, Perspectives on Politics 14:4 (December 2016).

Review of Being in the World: Dialogue and Cosmopolis, by Fred Dallmayr, Perspectives on Politics 13:1 (March 2015).

Review of Confucian Democracy in East Asia: Theory and Practice, by Sungmoon Kim, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (February 2015).

Review of Making the Political: Founding and Action in the Political Theory of Zhang Shizhao, by Leigh Jenco, Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 11:3 (2012) 399-403.

Review of Islam and the Secular State: Negotiating the Future of Shari’a, by Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, International Journal of Middle East Studies 41 (2009) 479-80.