Daily Archives: October 9, 2017

New Book: Zhang, Law and Economics of Confucianism

Taisu Zhang, The Laws and Economics of Confucianism: Kinship and Property in Preindustrial China and England, has recently been published by Cambridge.  The book is a study in comparative legal and economic history.  It asks why early modern property institutions in rural China and England went down distinctly different paths—and whether these institutional differences had any macro-level economic effects.  The book’s central thesis ties together cultural analysis with law and economics—two theoretical paradigms that have had virtually no interaction over the past several decades—but also engages the growing literature on global economic divergence.

Lecture on Loyalty at Harvard, October 19

Thursday, October 19, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Embodied Virtue: How was Loyalty Edited and Performed in Late Imperial China?

Chiung-yun Evelyn Liu, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica; HYI Visiting Scholar

Chair/discussant: Wai-yee Li, Professor of Chinese Literature, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

Sponsored by the Harvard Yenching Institute

Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge