Joseph Chan is Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at The University of Hong Kong. His recent research interests span Confucian political philosophy, comparative political theory, and contemporary Western theories of democracy, political equality and popular sovereignty. He is the author of Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times (Princeton, 2014) and co-edited with Melissa Williams and Doh Shin, East Asian Perspectives on Political Legitimacy: Bridging the Empirical-Normative Divide (Cambridge, 2016). He has been published in numerous journals such as Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, History of Political Thought, the Journal of Democracy, Philosophy East and West, and China Quarterly. He has received the University Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest award for teaching in his university. While at Princeton, he will be teaching a course in Confucian political philosophy.
Professor Chan will be a Global Scholar and Visiting Professor with the University Center for Human Values in Spring 2019, Spring 2020, and Spring 2021.