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Viren Murthy
Berggruen Fellow
Viren Murthy is investigating contemporary versions of pan-Asianism in the context of the transformations that shape today’s world, namely the emergence of global neo-liberalism and the fall of socialist states, at Tsinghua University. Formerly an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago is currently an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of The Political Philosophy of Zhang Taiyan: The Resistance of Consciousness (Brill, 2011). His publications include: “Transfiguring Modern Temporality: Zhang Taiyan’s Critique of Evolutionary History” (Modern China, 2012), “The Strange Fate of Civil Society in Japan and China” (Frontiers of History in China, 2012), “The 1911 Revolution and the Politics of Failure: Takeuchi Yoshimi and Global Capitalist Modernity,” (Frontiers of History in China, 2012), “Reconfiguring Historical Time: Moishe Postone’s Interpretation of Marx” (History and Heteronomy, 2009), “The Politics of Fengjian in Late Qing and Early Republican China” (Kai-wing Chow, Tze-ki Hon and Hung-yok Ip, 2008), and “Modernity Against Modernity: Wang Hui’s Critical History of Chinese Thought” (Modern Intellectual History, 2006).  
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