Assistant Professor Elton Chan received his PhD in Political Philosophy and History at the University of Hong Kong in 2014. His research interests mainly lie in Confucianism, comparative Political Philosophy, ideal and non-ideal theory, republicanism, virtue ethics, liberalism, neutrality and perfectionism. More specifically, he is concerned with reconstructing Confucianism for the modern world, highlighting the political importance of perfectionist cultivation in Confucianism. In 2013, he received the Charles Wei-hsun Fu Foundation Essay Award in ISCP Essay Contest in Asian Philosophy. He recently co-authored “Confucian leadership in the Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership” with Joseph Chan. He teaches courses in political philosophy.
Confucianism, comparative political philosophy, ideal and non-ideal theory, republicanism, virtue ethics, liberalism, neutrality and perfectionism.
Joseph Chan and Elton Chan, “Confucianism and Political Leadership.” In The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership. Edited by R. A. W. Rhodes and Paul’t Hart. Oxford University Press, May 2014.
Philosophy and Political Thought