The Idea of Communism: Vol.3 - The Seoul Conference

The Idea of Communism: Vol.3 - The Seoul Conference

By: Alex Taek-Gwang Lee (author)Hardback

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In 2009 Slavoj Zizek brought together an acclaimed group of intellectuals to discuss the continued relevance of the idea of communism. Unexpectedly the conference attracted an audience of over one thousand people. The discussion has continued across the world and this book features responses from the conference in Seoul. Including the interventions of regular contributors Alain Badiou and Slavoj Zizek, as well as contributors from across Asia, notably the Chinese scholar Wang Hui, offering regional perspectives on communism in an era of global economic crisis and political upheaval. What does it mean to talk of communism as an emancipatory possibility as a geographical neighbour of North Korea, Vietnam and China?

About Author

Alex Taek-Gwang Lee is Associate Professor at Kyung Hee University. Slavoj Zizek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His books include Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, In Defense of Lost Causes, four volumes of the Essential Zizek, and many more. Alain Badiou teaches philosophy at the Ecole normale superieure and the College international de philosophie in Paris. In addition to several novels, plays and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works, including Theory of the Subject, Being and Event, Manifesto for Philosophy, and Gilles Deleuze. His recent books include The Meaning of Sarkozy, Ethics, Metapolitics, Polemics, The Communist Hypothesis, Five Lessons on Wagner, and Wittgenstein's Anti-Philosophy.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781784783938
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781784783938
  • weight: 567
  • ISBN10: 1784783935

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