Chinese Global Orders

Project status

China today is widely acknowledged as a global norm maker, an influence that is unprecedented yet undertheorized in light of the paradigmatic status of Euro-American norms and orders. What do Chinese global orders look like, where are they constituted, and from whose perspective?

Our multidisciplinary team leverages local knowledge, traces global connections, and analyses empirical data, visual representations, and textual evidence to articulate new conceptualizations of global order centred on this longstanding major actor.

By viewing China not as a homogenous ‘other,’ but as a differentiated site of cultural, economic, philosophical and aesthetic entanglements across Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe, we reconstitute the place and content of global orders—past, present, and future. We move conversations beyond unhelpful East-West binaries to recognize Chinese global order as a diverse set of imaginaries, that are always in the process of formation and subject to challenge at both local and global levels.

Programme Members

Leigh Jenco, LSE

Hasan Karrar, Lahore University of Management Sciences

Hans Steinmüller, LSE

Tansen Sen, NYU (Shanghai, PRC and New York, USA)

Yu-shan Wu, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Liang Yongjia, Zhejiang University, PRC

Frances Shu-fang Cheng, National Palace Museum, Taiwan

Elisabeth Forster, University of Southampton

Elena Barabantseva, University of Manchester

Máximo Badaró, Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Argentina

Cobus van Staden, South African Institute of International Affairs

William A Callahan, LSE

Nicholas Loubere, Lund University, Sweden

Adhira Mangalagiri, Queen Mary University of London

Jeesoon Hong, Sogang University

David A. Palmer, University of Hong Kong

Maria Adele Carrai, NYU Shanghai, PRC

Carwyn Morris, Leiden University

Stephen Whiteman,The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

Rivi Handler-Spitz, Macalester College, USA

Andy Li, LSE

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