Vortrag: China and the Making of Modern International Law: From the Jesuit Mission to the Opium War


  • Datum: 28.02.2011
  • Uhrzeit: 18:00 c.t.
  • Vortragende(r): Prof. Dr. Teemu Ruskola
  • School of Law, Emory University Atlanta
  • Ort: Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte
  • Raum: Hörsaal des MPI

Prof. Dr. Teemu Ruskola, School of Law, Emory University Atlanta

Um 18 Uhr c.t. im Hörsaal des MPIeR

International law is a foundational element in the political ontology of the modern world. However, studies of international law approach it almost exclusively from the vantage point of Europe, with China figuring only minimally--often merely as an illustration of a larger point or a counter-example of a general principle. In these conditions, what would it mean to analyze international law from the point of view of China, and what does its history in China mean for our understanding of international law as a transnational cultural form today? This presentation will approach international law as a political and epistemological project, with deeply embedded notions of space, time, and politics. It will trace international law's history in China by examining it episodically, beginning with the arrival of the Jesuit mission in China in the sixteenth century and ending with the Opium War and the regime of Unequal Treaties in the nineteenth century.

Der Vortrag wird auf Englisch gehalten.

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