On the Liberatory Potential of the Past: The Case of Non-Feudal China

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Loubna El Amine

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I argue in this essay that the past holds the potential for liberating us from modern categories and thus for helping us envision alternative political futures. More specifically, I show how China’s non-feudal past offers resources for a future model of governance based on unity and social mobility.


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El Amine, L. (2019). On the Liberatory Potential of the Past: The Case of Non-Feudal China. Journal of World Philosophies, 4(1), 87-101. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.iu.edu/iupjournals/index.php/jwp/article/view/2644
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Loubna El Amine

Loubna El Amine is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University, USA. She holds a PhD in Politics from Princeton University and a BA in Political Studies from the American University of Beirut.