Wykład pt. "From Tianxia to Tanxia: The Generalization of a Concept"

Zapraszamy na wykład Salvatore'a Babonesa, który odbędzie się w języku angielskim 11 stycznia 2021 roku na platformie Teams.

The philosopher Zhao Tingyang argues that some 3000 years ago there existed a meaningful Chinese tianxia, at the time of the classical Zhou Dynasty. But what does the term mean today? And what does it (or should it) mean in English? Just as the Greek word hegemonia became the English hegemony and the Latin word imperium became the English empire, the Chinese word tianxia is entering English-language political discourse as something related to, but distinct from, its original Chinese meaning(s). Like hegemony and empire before it, the English-language term tianxia is likely to lose its cultural specificity while retaining its generic meaning as an international community of spirit. New political structures call for new terms to describe them, and tianxia may emerge as a useful supplement to empire and hegemony as a term to describe a more spiritual form of international society coordinated, but not dominated or ruled, by a single, central state.

Salvatore Babones is a political sociologist at the University of Sydney and a columnist for Foreign Policy magazine. His academic research takes a comparative and historical approach to interpreting the structure of the global economy.

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January 11, 2021 | 9:00 AM

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    Data dodania
    7 stycznia 2021