Research interests: African-American history, study of race and ethnicity, political history of the United States.
Zurong Mei is an Associate Professor of History at Henan University, China. She received her PhD of Comparative Politics from Wuhan University in 2010. From 2011 to 2014, she served as a postdoctoral fellow at Nanjing University, China. She is currently doing research in the history of African-Americans; focusing on the ethno-racial relations and the study of slavery. What she is mostly interested in is the theory of dehumanization, having published a series of articles on this theme, such as “The Racial Contract in Western Early Modern Philosophy”, “Dehumanization in Western Racism and Slavery” as well as “The Justification for Racism in the United States”, all published in the Journal of World People’s Studies (Chinese). Her recent book, Liberty and Rights: Interpretation of Selected Writings in World History (2018) is published by People’s Publishing House, China.
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