The Dean of Shandong: In Conversation with Daniel A. Bell
Daniel A. Bell has had a distinguished career as a political theorist who has attempted to understand and to convey to English-speaking audiences, both specialist and general, the role that Confucianism has had in explaining many developments in Chinese society and politics. In 2017, he became the first non-Chinese academic to become the Dean of a Faculty of Political Science and Public Policy. In his most recent book, the Dean of Shandong, he reflects on this experience through a series of essays that often take their bearings from a telling anecdote to uncover more general patterns and tensions present in Chinese university bureaucracies. He will present the book in conversation with Daniel Weinstock (Law, Philosophy, Max Bell) and Juan Wong (Political Science).