Daniel Bell

Professor, Tsinghua University

Daniel Bell, born in Montreal, Canada, is Professor of Philosophy at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He is the author of Communitarianism and Its Critics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993), East Meets West (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000), and Beyond Liberal Democracy: Political Thinking for an East Asian Context (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006). He is the co-author (with David Brown, Kanishka Jayasuriya, and David Martin Jones) of Towards Illiberal Democracy in Pacific Asia (Oxford: St.Antony's College; New York: St. Martin's, 1995). He is the co-editor (with Joanne Bauer) of The East Asian Challenge for Human Rights (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999), (with Avner de-Shalit) Forms of Justice: Critical Perspectives on David Miller's Political Philosophy (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2002), (with Hahm Chaibong) Confucianism for the Modern World (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003), (with Hahm Chaihark) The Politics of Affective Relations: East Asia and Beyond (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2004). He is also the editor of Confucian Political Ethics (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006) and Ethics in Action (New York: Cambridge University Press; United Nations University Press, 2006).

Dr. Bell received his B.A. from the Department of Psychology at McGill University, Canada, and his M.Phil. and D.Phil. in Politics from Oxford University, UK.

Focus: Culture, Democracy, Ethics, Human Rights, Religion, China, Asia

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Last Updated: Jul 21, 2008