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Professor KIM, Sungmoon
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BA Yonsei, MA AKS, PhD Maryland
Professor
Sungmoon Kim received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Maryland at College Park and taught previously at the University of Richmond. His research interests include comparative political theory, democratic theory, and history of East Asian political thought and his essays have appeared or will appear in the journals such as American Political Science ReviewBritish Journal of Political ScienceConstellations, Contemporary Political TheoryCritical Review of International Social and Political PhilosophyHistory of Political ThoughtJournal of the History of Ideas, Journal of Politics, Philosophy East and WestPhilosophy & Social Criticism, and The Review of Politics among others. He is the author of Confucian Democracy in East Asia: Theory and Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and Public Reason Confucianism: Democratic Perfectionism and Constitutionalism in East Asia (Cambridge University Press, 2016), editor of Confucianism, Law, and Democracy in Contemporary Korea (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2015), and co-editor of Confucianism, a Habit of the Heart: Bellah, Civil Religion, and East Asia (SUNY Press, 2016). He is currently working on a new book project called Democracy after Virtue: The Philosophical Challenges for Confucian Democratic Theory (under contract with Oxford University Press). In 2016-2017, Kim is a Berggruen Fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.
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Office: AC1-B7519
Phone: +852 3442 8274
Fax: +852 3442 0413
Email: sungmkim@cityu.edu.hk
Web: CV/Personal Website
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Democracy after Virtue: The Philosophical Challenges for Confucian Democratic Theory, under contract with Oxford University Press
 
Public Reason Confucianism: Democratic Perfectionism and Constitutionalism in East Asia (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016)
 
Confucian Democracy in East Asia: Theory and Practice (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014)
 
“Confucian Humanitarian Intervention? Toward Democratic Theory,” Review of Politics (forthcoming in 2017)
 
“Pragmatic Confucian Democracy: Rethinking the Value of Democracy in East Asia,” Journal of Politics (forthcoming in 2017)
 
“Confucian Authority, Political Right, and Democracy” Philosophy East and West 67:1 (forthcoming in January 2017)
 
“What Kind of Democracy is a Confucian Democracy? Reply to Jeffrey Flynn,” Philosophy East and West 66:4 (forthcoming in October 2016)
 
“Improving Confucian Democracy: Replies to Elstein and Angle,” Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy (forthcoming in September 2016; published first online)
 
“Civil Society and Democratic Pluralism: Benjamin Barber’s Strong Democracy Revisited,” in Strong Democracy in Crisis: Promise or Peril?, ed. Trevor Norris (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016), pp. 173-192. 
 
“Abating Contingency: Michael Oakeshott’s Political Pluralism,” Philosophy & Social Criticism 42:3 (2016), pp. 267-288.
 
“Beyond a Disciplinary Society: Reimagining Confucian Democracy in South Korea,” in Confucianism, a Habit of the Heart: Bellah, Civil Religion, and East Asia, eds. Philip J. Ivanhoe and Sungmoon Kim (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2016), pp. 113-138.
 
“Achieving the Way: Confucian Virtue Politics and the Problem of Dirty Hands,” Philosophy East and West 66:1 (2016), pp. 152-176.
 
“Oakeshott and Confucian Constitutionalism,” in Michael Oakeshott’s Cold War Liberalism, ed. Terry Nardin (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), pp. 153-170. 
 
“Civil Confucianism in South Korea: Liberal Rights, Confucian Reasoning, and Gender Equality,” in Confucianism, Law, and Democracy in Contemporary Korea, ed. Sungmoon Kim (London: Rowman and Littlefield International, 2015), pp. 105-124.
 
“Public Reason Confucianism: A Construction,” American Political Science Review 109:1 (2015), pp. 187-200.
 
“Civil Society under Authoritarian Rule: Bansanghoe and Extraordinary Everydayness in Korean Neighborhoods,” Korea Journal 55:1 (2015), pp. 59-85. (with Jungmin Seo)
 
“John Dewey and Confucian Democracy: Towards Common Citizenship,” Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory 22:1 (2015), pp. 31-43.
 
“Confucianism, Moral Equality, and Human Rights: A Mencian Perspective,” American Journal of Economics and Sociology 74:1 (2015), pp. 149-185.