Sungmoon Kim

Political Scientist; 2016-17 Berggruen Fellow at Harvard EJSCE

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. He was a Berggruen fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics (2016-17) and currently is a director of the Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy at CityU.

He is the author of five books – Confucian Democracy in East Asia: Theory and Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2014), Public Reason Confucianism: Democratic Perfectionism and Constitutionalism in East Asia (Cambridge University Press, 2016), Democracy After Virtue: Toward Pragmatic Confucian Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2018), Theorizing Confucian Virtue Politics: The Political Philosophy of Mencius and Xunzi (Cambridge University Press, 2018), and Im Yunjidang (Cambridge University Press, 2020). His new book entitled Confucian Constitutionalism: Dignity, Rights, and Democracy is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.