China for example: undoing international legal history
Professor Teemu Ruskola (Emory University Law School) will hold a seminar entitled “China for example: undoing international legal history” taking place at the Istituto Universitario di Studi Europei, Via Maria Vittoria 26, Torino, on June 20th 2011, from 9:15 am to 11 am. International law is a foundational element in the political ontology of the modern world. However, studies of international law approach it almost exclusively from the vantage point of Europe, with China figuring only minimally, often merely as an illustration of a larger point or a counter-example of a general principle. In these conditions, what would it mean to analyze international law from the point of view of China, and what does its history in China mean for our understanding of international law as a transnational cultural.