Peng Yu is an Assistant Professor of Politics at Earlham College. His research operates at the intersection of political theory and China studies with a particular interest in Daoism. He is currently working on a book manuscript titled Everyday Politics in China: Daoism, Body, Dissidence in which he examines the aesthetic, visual, temporospatial dimensions of the body in understanding dissident politics in contemporary China. Drawing on Daoism, the project studies ways in which queer subjectivity, via everyday lived experience, emerges in questioning, disrupting and resisting the state. His next project will look at madness and dream in Zhuangzi as forms of radical theory.
“Indeterminate Self: Subjectivity, Body and Politics in Zhuangzi,” Philosophy & Social Criticism
“Zones of Indeterminacy: Art, Body and Politics in Daoist Thought,” Theory, Culture & Society