Values such as individual freedom, societal pluralism and tolerance have become increasingly important in China in the past few decades. Yet there is a clear difference from Western societies in the interpretation of such values. In the project ‘Liberalism in China’, Dutch and Chinese humanities scholars and political scientists are collaborating to come to a better understanding of the hermeneutical, intercultural and institutional questions pertaining to this matter.
- Project Leader: Prof. Bert van den Brink (Political and Social Philosophy, UU) and Prof. Li Shaomeng (Beijing Normal University)
- UU participants: Prof. Marcus Düwell, Prof. Ido de Haan, Prof. Christoph Baumgartner, Prof. Paul Ziche, Dr Rutger Claassen, Dr Dascha Düring
- Duration: 2016-2017
- Funding: China Exchange Programme of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)