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Carl Schmitt's concept of Volk and China's nationalism

EU-Asia project lecture

Add to calendar 2022-06-22 16:00 2022-06-22 17:30 Europe/Rome Carl Schmitt's concept of Volk and China's nationalism Cappella Villa Schifanoia - Chapel YYYY-MM-DD
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When

22 June 2022

16:00 - 17:30 CEST

Where

Cappella

Villa Schifanoia - Chapel

Join Roberto Orsi who will explore the potential and limits of the Schmittian concept of Volk in this early 21st century Chinese context.
Chinese scholars have developed a strong interest in Carl Schmitt's political and legal theories since the late 1990s. Schmitt has been discussed primarily with regard to the problems of sovereignty, constitutional limits to the suspension of laws, and the role of the CCP. However, Schmitt also dedicated a significant amount of writing to the concept of Volk (improperly translated as 'nation'), and such concept has been the subject of a very limited secondary literature. The semantic area of Volk is highly relevant for Chinese nationalism, especially in the context of Xi Jinping's policy ("The great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation"). I, therefore, explore the potential and limits of the Schmittian concept of Volk in this early 21st century Chinese context.

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Contact(s):

Alessandra Caldini

Speaker(s):

Roberto Orsi (University of Tokyo)

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