Two articles of interest to appear outside of the standard ones we always cover:
A new CHINAFILE article: “What Does China Mean by ‘Rule of Law’? It’s more Confucianism than constitutionalism.” In my view the worries expressed in this article show all the more clearly why it is important to make clear that modern Confucianism needs to be responsive to the conditions of modernity: seeing law as independent from governmental authority is not “Western,” but good modern (progressive) Confucianism.
Eirik Harris reports: We’re hosting a conference on “Confucianism, Law, and Politics in Korea: Past and Present” here at CityU that might interest some of the Warp, Weft and Way readers. The Conference poster with list of speakers and topics is here: http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/ceacop/kpcp/conference_poster.jpg
Friday, April 5, 2013, 12:00 p.m.
Harvard East Asian Legal Studies Seminar
“Weber’s Distortions of Chinese Law and Religion: A Reassessment of a Lasting Legacy”
Karen Turner, Professor of History, College of the Holy Cross
The Morgan Courtroom, Austin Hall Room 308
This article should be of interest to many. (Thanks to Patrick O’Donnell for the pointer!) Comments welcome.