Aspirations: China and the Global South


Thursday, October 12th, 2023


6:00 - 7:30 PM ET


Hybrid | Calder Lounge, Uris Hall (first floor) (Directions)

Event Co-Sponsor(s)

Institute for Comparative Literature and Society; Weatherhead East Asian Institute; The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities; The Office of the Dean of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, Columbia University

This event is free and open to the public.


Wang Hui’s book The Rise of Modern Chinese Thought, newly available in English translation, provides a timely engagement with the place of deep history in contemporary thought. He is joined by Mahmood Mamdani and Michael G. Hill to discuss a set of questions raised in his book and to reflect on their implications for rethinking the ground of universalism, the Global South, and the emerging world order.


Wang Hui (Tsinghua)

Mahmood Mamdani (Columbia)

Michael G. Hill (William & Mary)

moderated by Lydia Liu (Columbia)