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Biographical Info of Antong Liu

Antong Liu is a Ph.D. student specializing in normative political theory. He received his LL.B. in International Politics and Sociology at Peking University (2012) and his M.A. in Political Science at Duke University (2014). His study focuses on the history of political thought, especially European political philosophy of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a particular interest in exploring the possibility of harmonizing with contemporary democratic politics such "irrational" elements of human life as love of honor. In accordance with this academic interest, he is currently engaged in reading Machiavelli, Hobbes, Rousseau, Burke, Tocqueville, Mill, and Nietzsche, whose works are significantly relevant to his exploration.

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