Online Book Symposium on Sungmoon Kim’s 'Confucian Constitutionalism: Dignity, Rights, and Democracy' (OUP 2023)
Sungmoon Kim (City University of Hong Kong), Richard Bellamy (University College London), Simon Sihang Luo (Stanford University), Rogers Smith, Yong Li (Wuhan University), Elena Ziliotti (Delft University of Technology)

April 18, 2024, 2:30pm - 5:30pm

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Delft University of Technology


This online symposium is centred around Professor Sungmoon Kim’s latest book, Confucian Constitutionalism: Dignity, Rights, and Democracy, released last year by Oxford University Press. The book presents a novel normative position that is not only distinguished from Confucian meritocratic constitutionalism but also from two dominant Western constitutional theories—liberal legal constitutionalism and political constitutionalism.


Sungmoon Kim (Full Professor, Department of Public and International Affairs, City University of Hong Kong)

Rogers Smith (Full Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania)

Yong Li (Full Professor, School of Philosophy, Wuhan University)

Richard Bellamy (Full Professor, Department of Political Science, UCL London)

Elena Ziliotti (Assistant Professor, Department of Value, Technology and Innovation, TU Delft)

Simon Luo (Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Political Science, Stanford University)

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2:30-2:40 pm – Elena Ziliotti’s Welcoming speech

2:40-3:00 pm - Sungmoon Kim’s presentation of the book’s highlights

3:00-3:15 pm - 1st commentator, Yong Li

3:15-3:30 pm - Sungmoon Kim’s reply

Break – 5 minutes

3:35-3:50 pm - 2nd commentator, Richard Bellamy 

3:50-4:05 pm - Sungmoon Kim’s reply

4:05-4:20 pm - 3rd commentator, Elena Ziliotti 

4:20-4:35 pm - Sungmoon Kim’s reply

Break – 5 minutes

4:40-4:55 pm - 4th commentator, Rogers M. Smith 

4:55:5:10 pm – Sungmoon Kim’s reply

5:10-5:25 pm - 5th commentator, Simon Luo 

5:25-5:40 pm - Sungmoon Kim’s reply

5:40-5:45 pm – Closing remarks

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