Xi Lin

Xi Lin
Adjunct Associate Professor of Political Philosophy
Office Phone
+86 (21) 20595184

Lin Xi previously taught both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the London School of Economics (LSE) and School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He also worked at the Community Care Department in the Sheffield City Council. Xi's main research interests include moral and political philosophy, especially with regard to theories of justice and the phenomenology of Lebenswelt (Lifeworld).

Research Interests

  • Theories of justice
  • Phenomenology of Lebenswelt
  • Moral and political philosophy

Courses Taught

  • Global Media Seminar – Media in China
  • Religion and Society in China: Gods, Ghosts, Buddhas and Ancestors


  • PhD, Political Theories
    London School of Economics, 2008


  • French
  • German
  • Latin (elementary)


  • Namdang’s Theory on the Natures of Humans and Non-Human Living Beings and His Development of Zhu Xi’s Theories, Acta Koreana, 19(2), Dec. 2016, pp.1-21 
  • The Differential Mode of Criminalization in Traditional China, Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, 7(2) June 2014
  • Deng Zhenglai, Rethinking Chinese Jurisprudence and Exploring Its Future: A Sociology of Knowledge Approach, translated and introduced by Xi Lin, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Corporation, 2014    
  • Emotions and Politics in Human Society: A Progressive Critique, Seoul: Shin-Sung Press, 2012    
  • “Adaptive Justice,” Journal of Chinese Political Science, 16(4), 2011