An interdisciplinary study of the nature of order underlying China’s globalism
Maria Adele Carrai
KU Leuven & Harvard University
Maria Adele Carrai is a sinologist and political scientist with an interest in conceptual history and history of international law. She is currently a recipient of a three-year Marie Curie Fellowship at KU Leuven and a Fellow at the Harvard University Asia Center. Dr. Carrai has published in various peer-reviewed journals. Her first book, Sovereignty in China. A Genealogy of a Concept since 1840 (CUP, 2019) provides a historical perspective through which to better understand the path China is taking as a normative actor within the international order. Relying on her previous work, her new research project investigates how China’s rise as a global power is shaping norms and redefines the international legal order and distribution of power.
Dr. Carrai completed her Ph.D. in Law at the University of Hong Kong, where she received the Award for Outstanding Postgraduate Research Student, the Swire Scholarship and the Hong Kong Government Ph.D. Fellowship. She is the recipient of various fellowships, scholarships, and grants, including the Columbia University's Italian Academy for Advanced Studies Fellowship, the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program Fellowship, the European University Institute’s Max Weber Fellowship, and the NYU Law School's Global Houser Fellowship.