The Civil Sphere in East Asia Project

THE CIVIL SPHERE IN EAST ASIA ~ A Conference and Book Project

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Thai society is polarised, with two distinct political sides. Photographer: Associated Press

This will be the second in a series of conference-book projects to globalize civil sphere theory (CST). Examining the civil sphere in social settings outside the United States, these conferences will not only apply CST but creatively elaborate and revise it.

Hosted at the University of Hong Kong and organized by Jeffrey Alexander of Yale University and David Palmer of HKU, with generous support from the Council of East Asian Studies at Yale University and The Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University, The Civil Sphere in East Asia conference will take place in Hong Kong on Friday, May 5, through Saturday, May 6, 2017.

Special thanks to CCS Junior Fellow Anne Marie Champagne for her assistance with this project and event.


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