Date: 01Apr 2015

Mr. Walter Lee—PhD candidate in Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland—shared his research on the relevance of China to the discussion of global constitutionalism and cosmopolitan legal order at a seminar on 1st April. Through “Knowledge Archaeology of Chinese International Relations” Mr. Lee asserted that fundamentalist hermeneutics of Confucian legalism must be replaced by a reinvented cosmopolitan hermeneutics in order for classical Chinese conceptions to develop into norms and principles that could be useful to both China and the world. Mr. Lee was a CCPL Visiting Fellow from January to March 2015, researching Chinese international relations, global governance and international ethics within the framework of Sino-Western comparative studies of international legal theory.