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Jiwei Ci to lecture on “China and the Question of Freedom,” at SCSU
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ProfessorJiwei Ci of the University of Hong Kong will give a lecture, “China and the Question of Freedom,” at Southern Connecticut State University at 3:15 p.m. on April 22.
Jiwei Ci was born in Beijing and studied in Beijing and Edinburgh. Before coming to Hong Kong, he had taught in Beijing and had been an Andrew Mellon Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, a Fellow at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina, and a Member of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He teaches various subjects in moral and political philosophy, from time to time also offering courses on continental philosophy and on Confucianism. His research interests include theories of justice, the philosophical and cultural dimensions of capitalism, and the ethics and politics of communist and post communist China. He is the author, in English, of “Dialectic of the Chinese Revolution: From Utopianism to Hedonism” (Stanford University Press, 1994), “The Two Faces of Justice” (Harvard University Press, 2006).
His essays in political philosophy have appeared in Political Theory, The Journal of Political Philosophy, and Social Theory and Practice. In Chinese he has published on a study of the moral psychology of justice entitled “Zhengyi de liangmian.
The lecture will take place in Engleman Hall Room B 121. The event is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Armen T. Marsoobian at (203) 392-6788.