Associate Director of the Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy, City University of Hong Kong
Sungmoon Kim is Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Public Policy at City University of Hong Kong and currently Associate Director of the Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy at City University. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Maryland at College Park. His research interests include comparative political theory (Western and East Asian), Confucian democratic theory, and the history of East Asian political thought. Kim is the author of two books, Confucian Democracy in East Asia: Theory and Practice and Public Reason Confucianism: Democratic Perfectionism and Constitutionalism in East Asia, both published by Cambridge University Press. He has published his research in journals such as the American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Contemporary Political Theory, History of Political Thought, and The Review of Politics, among others. During the fellowship year, Kim will work on a new book manuscript provisionally titled "Democracy after Virtue: Philosophical Challenges for Confucian democratic theory," which explores a robust normative Confucian democratic theory plausible in a pluralist society. Professor Kim is a Berggruen Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.