'Cosmopolitan Sociology and Confucian Worldview' to be published in [Theory, Culture and Society]. print   
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"Cosmopolitan Sociology and Confucian Worldview: Beck’s Theory in East Asia"(by Sang-Jin Han, Young-Hee Shim and Young-Do Park) was published in Theory, Culture and Society. 

Published online before print November 8, 2016, doi: 10.1177/0263276416672535

Theory, Culture & Society November 8, 2016 0263276416672535 

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This article aims at an active dialogue between Ulrich Beck and East Asia with respect to cosmopolitan imagination. Beck’s cosmopolitan sociology requires a reflective cosmopolitan publicness to cope with various kinds of global risks. We therefore extract three different layers of publicness from neo-Confucianism – survival-oriented, deliberative, and ecological – and argue that Beck’s cosmopolitan vision can be better conceptualized when properly linked to, or founded upon, the Tianxiaweigong normative potentials of neo-Confucianism. In so doing our intention is to make Beck’s implicit (Asian) sensibilities and the implicit Asian (cosmopolitan) orientations explicit, as a double process of cosmopolitan self-reflection and dialogue. We also draw attention to the analysis of the cosmopolitan actor in East Asia. Finally, we note that the cosmopolitan future of East Asia still remains uncertain and that reconciling global risk politics, national interests and cosmopolitan morality presents a big challenge to second modern transformation.
Video-Abstract here: http://www.theoryculturesociety.org/video-cosmopolitan-sociology-confucian-worldview-becks-theory-east-asia/

     51. SNU-HU Joint Workshop 2016: “Dream and Reality in East Asia-an interdisciplinary and critical approach”
     49. The 8th Joongmin Forum: “Social Governance and Shequ Construction in China”