Shuai Zhang 

Research title: Hume's Commercial State in International Order

Research Summary

Greek-Roman political philosophy and literature.

Early modern political thought, esp. the theme of rise of modern state and civil society, ranging from Renaissance to eighteenth-century.

Contemporary political analysis, such as Max Weber, Carl Schmitt, Leo Strauss and Cambridge School.

My postgraduate research concentrates on David Hume’s theory of commercial states in international background.

Additional Information

2010-15 B.A. in Economics

- Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

- Yuanpei College, Peking University

-Thesis: John Locke’s Theory of Property


2015-19 M.A. in Philosophy

-Ethics and Political Philosophy

-Department of Philosophy, Peking University

-Thesis: Between Nature and Artifice: Hume’s Analysis of Artificial Virtue