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Toward a Postmetaphysical Approach to the Study of Chinese Law

In a world where differences between the United States and China are increasingly amplified and weaponized, how can legal scholars study China fairly, insightfully, and constructively? Should we adopt a "metaphysical approach," which holds that scholars can set aside their own value preferences and study other societies neutrally and objectively, or should we adopt a "postmetaphysical approach," which presupposes a world marked by epistemic pluralism and casts comparative scholarship as inherently an exercise of discursive power?