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.
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