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James Jia-Hau Liu

Postdoctoral fellow
Academia Sinica

I am a researcher of political theory, history of political thought, International political thought and comparative political thought. I was working my PhD thesis with Professor David Boucher and Professor Andrew Vincent. My current research focus is on the concept and the symbolic structure of sovereignty and governance, and the issue of technological condition for future politics.

Biography

I received my Doctor's degree from Department of Politics and International Relations, Cardiff University, Wales, U.K. My thesis was about Thomas Hill Green's practical philosophy and his idea of liberal politics. The thesis was then revised and published with title Ethical Politics and Modern Society: T. H. Green's Practical Philosophy and Modern China.
I am now a postdoctoral fellow at research center for humanities and social sciences, Academia Sinicia, Taiwan. Before that, I was a research assistant for green energy project at Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, Taipei.
I am also teaching Introduction to Politics and Democratic Theory and Practice in National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. Currently, I am organizing reading groups and workshops for philosophy of technology and technological politics.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Political Theory, History of Political Thought, International Political Thought, Comparative Political Thought

Personal Interests

    British Idealism, the Symbolic Structure of Sovereignty and Governance, Philosophy of Representation, Democratic Theory, History of Nineteenth-century East Asia.

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Books

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 Featured Title - Ethics Society China (Liu) - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Journal of Social Sciences and Philosophy

Freedom of Contract, Democratic Politics and State Duty: Green's Critical Reflection on the Class Representation Issue in the 19th Century British Labour Legislation Movement


Published: Sep 01, 2020 by Journal of Social Sciences and Philosophy
Authors: Jia-Hau Liu
Subjects: Political Science, History, Philosophy

This article aims to expound the practical significance of Green's theoretical works, and accordingly, it will explicate how the class representation issue in the 19th century British Labour Legislation movement prompted Green to reconstruct the theorem of liberalism and provide a theory for the reformation.

Taiwan Democracy Quarterly

Moral Capacity or Social Achievement? Green and Bosanquet on the Ethical Roots of Rights


Published: Sep 01, 2018 by Taiwan Democracy Quarterly
Authors: Jia-Hau Liu
Subjects: Political Science, History, Philosophy

This article aims to explore and demonstrate what the rights recognition theory, which has developed by Green and Bosanquet, the two famous nineteenth-century British political thinkers, from their criticisms of natural rights theory, can illuminate and inspire us concerning the practice of modern rights theory.

SOCIETAS: A Journal for Philosophical Study of Public Affairs

The Will of the State and Political Action: Hobbes, Bosanquet and Collingwood on the Representation and Presence of the Sovereign State


Published: Dec 01, 2017 by SOCIETAS: A Journal for Philosophical Study of Public Affairs
Authors: Jia-Hau Liu
Subjects: Political Science, History, Philosophy

This article aims to discuss how Hobbes's theory of the sovereign state and its puzzles have, through Rousseau's doctrine of popular sovereignty, influenced Bosanquet's and Collingwood's conceptions of the will of the state and political action.

Journal of Social Sciences and Philosophy

Bosanquet's Theory of the Modern State and Civic Nation Discourse


Published: Jun 01, 2017 by Journal of Social Sciences and Philosophy
Authors: Jia-Hau Liu
Subjects: History, Philosophy

This article expounds Bernard Bonsanquet's account of the modern nation state and his civic nation discourse.

Chinese Political Science Review

The Coming of Ethical State: Green's Philosophical Reformation of Classical Liberalism and Its Democratic Practice Implication


Published: Dec 01, 2016 by Chinese Political Science Review
Authors: Jia-Hau Liu
Subjects: Philosophy

This article aims to investigate how Green reformed the 19th-century classical liberalism philosophy by articulating the ethical and the democratic practice implication in Christian theological moral tenets.

SOCIETAS: A Journal for Philosophical Study of Public Affairs

On Green's Idea of Common Good and Ethical Politics


Published: Dec 01, 2015 by SOCIETAS: A Journal for Philosophical Study of Public Affairs
Authors: Jia-Hau Liu
Subjects: Political Science, Philosophy

This study aims to explore the idea of the common good advocated by the English political philosopher Thomas Hill Green during the nineteenth century, attempting to outline the ethical politics it implies.