Daniel F. Vukovich is an Associate Professor in the School of Humanities at Hong Kong University. Author of China and Orientalism (Routledge 2012), his research integrates a variety of disciplines and insights from Western and Chinese academia. His latest book is Illiberal China: The Ideological Challenge of the People’s Republic of China (Palgrave Macmillan 2019).
Over the past decade, Western depictions of China have either held up the country’s political culture as a model or demonised it as a danger to liberal societies. But how do mainland politics and discourses challenge ‘our’ own, chiefly liberal and anti-‘statist’ political frameworks? To what extent is China paradoxically intertwined with a liberal economism? […]