Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss in the Chinese-Speaking World: Reorienting the Political (Paperback)

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By Kai Marchal, Carl K. Y. Shaw, Harald Bluhm (Contribution by)
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Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss in the Chinese-Speaking World: Reorienting the Political examines the reception of Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss in China and Taiwan. The legacies of both Schmitt, the German legal theorist and thinker who joined the Nazi party, and Strauss, the German-Jewish classicist and political philosopher who became famous after his emigration to the United States, are highly controversial. Since the 1990s, however, these thinkers have had a powerful resonance for Chinese scholars. Today, when Chinese intellectuals debate the Chinese state, the future role of China in the world, the liberal international order, and even the meaning of Confucian civilization, they often employ Schmittian and Straussian concepts like "the political," "friend-enemy," "state of exception," "liberal education," and "natural right." The very possibility of a genuine Chinese political theory is often thought to be tied to the legacy of these two thinkers. This volume explores this complex phenomenon with a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach. The twelve essays in this volume are written from a range of perspectives by philosophers, political theorists, historians, and legal scholars from China, Germany, Taiwan, and the United States.

About the Author


Kai Marchal is associate professor in the philosophy department of National Chengchi University. Carl K. Y. Shaw is research fellow at the Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, and professor in the Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781498536288
ISBN-10: 149853628X
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: August 6th, 2019
Pages: 290
Language: English