Hansong Li

Hansong Li

PhD Candidate

Region: Africa; Atlantic World; Britain; Caribbean; China; Eastern Mediterranean; England; Eurasia; Europe; France; Holy Roman Empire; Iberia; Italy; Japan; Mediterranean; Middle East; Pacific World; South Asia
Time: 14th century; 15th century; 16th century; 17th century; 18th century; 19th century
Theme: Chinese Literature; Classical Reception; Colonialism; Cultural History; Economic History; German Literature; History of Art and Architecture; History of the Book; History of Empire; History of Linguistic Thought; History of Mathematics; Intellectual History; Italian Literature; Japanese Literature; Jewish History; Latin Literature; Legal History; Maritime Humanities; Military History; Music; Ottoman Literature; Philosophy; Poetry and Poetics; Political History; Renaissance; Shakespeare; Social History; Translation Studies; Urban History

Hansong Li is a political theorist and historian of political, economic, and legal thought at the Department of Government, the Joint Centre for History and Economics, the Minda de Gunzburg Centre for European Studies, and the Mittal Institute for South Asia at Harvard University. He has published academic articles and books in multiple languages on historical philology and political philosophy, ethics and economics, social and intellectual history. His recent publications include “Timing the Laws: Rousseau's Theory of Development in Corsica” in the European Journal of the History of Economic Thought 29.4, 2022; and his new Chinese book, 政治思想史对话录. Beijing: China Social Sciences Press, 2022.

At Harvard University, Hansong Li advises students in subfields of Government & the Secondary Field in European History, Politics, and Societies (EHPS), coordinates the Research Workshop in Political Theory (GOV 3008A), the CES Dissertation Workshop, and the Association for Global Political Thought.

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