Prof. JIN Yutang 金鈺棠

Prof. Yutang Jin is an Assistant Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong. His research interests include Chinese political thought and comparative political theory. He is particularly interested in how Chinese intellectual legacies inform political thinking in China. His peer-reviewed articles have appeared in Philosophy & Social Criticism, Political Theory, the Journal of Value Inquiry, Philosophy East and West, among others.

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  • “Public and private interests in Han Fei: A statist approach,” Philosophy & Social Criticism, (2024, online first).
  • “Eastern Learning (Donghak) and Hybrid Modernity in Late Joseon Korea,” in Jun-hyuk Kwak ed., Routledge Series on Modernities in Northeast Asia (London: Routledge) (2023).
  • “Self-Restriction, Political Myth, and the Politics of the Ordinary: Mou Zongsan’s Confucian Democracy,” Political Theory 51(3)(2023), 481-506.
  • “Confucian Political Order and the Ethics/Politics Distinction: A Reassessment,” Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 21(3) (2022), 381-405.
  • “What Confucianism and for Whom? The Value and Dilemma of Invoking Confucianism in Confucian Political Theories,” Journal of Value Inquiry (2021).
  • “Confucian Leadership Democracy: A Roadmap,” Comparative Philosophy 12(2) (2021), 79-102.
  • “Classic Confucian Thought and Political Meritocracy: A Text-Based Critique,” Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy (20) (2021), 433-458.
  • “Between Political Meritocracy and Participatory Democracy: Toward Realist Confucian Democracy,” Culture and Dialogue (special issue on “Confucianism: Comparisons and Controversies”) 8(2) (2020), 251-279.
  • “Confucian Justifications of Democracy: A Critique of Joseph Chan’s Democratic Theory,” Philosophy East and West 70(2) (2020), 374-394.