Author Archives: Ryan Martínez Mitchell

About Ryan Martínez Mitchell

Ryan Martínez Mitchell is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He holds a PhD in Law and Archaia Qualification in the Study of Ancient and Premodern Societies from Yale University (2017), a JD from Harvard Law School (2012), and a B.A. from The New School (2007). His monograph Recentering the World: China and the Transformation of International Law, which explores modern China’s entry into the international legal order, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.

The Human Community of Fate: A Conceptual History of China’s Ordoglobal Idea

Abstract: Since 2012, advocacy of a “community of shared future for mankind” or “human community of fate” (人类命运共同体) has become China’s most important foreign relations principle. The platform has become synonymous with Beijing’s positions on global governance, along with its related initiatives. This article traces the concept’s genealogy from the early twentieth-century European notion of Schicksalsgemeinschaft, through its varying invocations in corporatist as well as ordoliberal discourse in Europe and East Asia, and into the present. Pairing stable market order with insulation from democratic pressures, Continue reading → Continue reading →