Authors Meets Readers: Martin Powers in Conversation with Sandra Field, Jeffrey Flynn, Stephen Macedo, and Longxi Zhang

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Sandra Leonie Field
Jeffrey Flynn
Stephen Macedo
Longxi Zhang
Martin Powers


Sandra Field, Jeffrey Flynn, Stephen Macedo, Longxi Zhang, and Martin Powers discussed Powers’ book China and England: The Preindustrial Struggle for Social Justice in Word and Image (Oxon and New York: Routledge, 2019) at the American Philosophical Association’s 2020 Eastern Division meeting in Philadelphia. The panel was sponsored by the APA’s “Committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies” and organized by Brian Bruya (Eastern Michigan University, USA).

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Field, S. L., Flynn, J., Macedo, S., Zhang, L., & Powers, M. (2020). Authors Meets Readers: Martin Powers in Conversation with Sandra Field, Jeffrey Flynn, Stephen Macedo, and Longxi Zhang. Journal of World Philosophies, 5(1), 188–240. Retrieved from
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Author Biographies

Sandra Leonie Field, Yale-NUS College

Sandra Leonie Field is Assistant Professor of Humanities (Philosophy) at Yale-NUS College. She is the author of Potentia: Hobbes and Spinoza on Power and Popular Politics (New York: Oxford, 2020).

Jeffrey Flynn, Fordham University

Jeffrey Flynn is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University in New York City. In 2013-14, he was a member in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, NJ). His current research focuses on the historical development and contemporary practice of humanitarianism and human rights. His essay “Suffering and Status” is forthcoming in ed. Michael Barnett, Humanitarianism and Human Rights: A World of Differences? (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020).

Stephen Macedo, Princeton University

Stephen Macedo is the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. He is President of the Americal Society for Political and Legal Philosophy and, since 2013, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science. His many writings include Just Married: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy, and the Future of Marriage (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015).

Longxi Zhang, City University of Hong Kong

Zhang Longxi is Chair Professor of Comparative Literature and Translation at the City University of Hong Kong. He is a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities and also of Academia Europaea. He was elected President of the International Comparative Literature Association for 2016-19. He is an Editor-in-Chief of Journal of World Literature and an Advisory Editor of New Literary History. He has published more than 20 books and numerous articles in English and Chinese, and his books in English include The Tao and the Logos: Literary Hermeneutics, East and West (Duke, 1992), Mighty Opposites: From Dichotomies to Differences in the Comparative Study of China (Stanford, 1998), Allegoresis: Reading Canonical Literature East and West (Cornell, 2005), Unexpected Affinities: Reading across Cultures (Toronto, 2007), and From Comparison to World Literature (SUNY, 2015).

Martin Powers, University of Michigan

Martin Powers is Professor Emeritus of the History of Art, University of Michigan. He was formerly Sally Michelson Davidson Professor of Chinese Arts and Cultures and Director of the Center for Chinese Studies. His first two books won the Levenson Prize for Best Book in pre-1900 Chinese Studies in 1993 and in 2006, Yale University Press and Harvard University Press East Asian Series respectively. In 2009, he was a Fellow in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Together with Dr. Katherine Tsiang, he co-edited Looking at Asian Art and the Blackwell Companion to Chinese Art.