- Title Pages
- 1 The Cosmopolitanism of the Poor
- 2 George Orwell, Cosmopolitanism, and Global Justice
- 3 Cosmopolitanism Goes to Class
- 4 Utonal Life
- 5 Cosmopolitanism and the Problem of Solidarity
- 6 Afropolitanism
- 7 Cosmopolitan Exchanges
- 8 The Cosmopolitan Experience and Its Uses
- 9 Cosmopolitanism and the Claims of Religious Identity
- 10 The Cosmopolitan Idea and National Sovereignty
- 11 Spectral Sovereignty, Vernacular Cosmopolitans, and Cosmopolitan Memories
- 12 Cosmopolitan Prejudice
- 13 A Stoic Critique of Cosmopolitanism
- 14 A Cosmopolitanism of Connections
- 15 The Pitfalls and Promises of Afropolitanism
- 16 City of Youth and Mellow Elusiveness
- 17 The Cosmopolitanisms of Citizenship
- 18 Afropolitan Style and Unusable Global Spaces
- 19 Other Cosmopolitans
- About the Contributors
- (p.254) 19 Other Cosmopolitans
- NYU Press
Yan Haiping explores Kang Youwei’s Book of Great Harmony, a utopian portrait of the peoples of the earth living together without racial, national, or cultural divides that emerged, almost miraculously, at the height of Chinese resistance to the Japanese invasion of the 1930s. Placing the book into its tormented historical context, Yan Haiping takes his cue from Calhoun’s observation that “statements of cosmopolitanism as universalism echo rather than transcend nationalism.” Arguing that figures previously conceived as nationalist can also be thought of as cosmopolitans, he lays out a tradition of cosmopolitanism that is both Chinese and cross-cultural.
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