Hansong Li is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard University. His research focuses on the nexus of political, legal and economic thought in international contexts and global receptions. Currently, he studies how the creative reimaginations of ancient spaces of politics, commerce and religion fuels innovations in early modern law and philosophy. He also compares the ideas of justice and expediency, freedom and necessity, in the classical languages and literatures of India, Mediterranean and East Asia. He has received a B.A. (Honours) in History and Fundamentals: Issues and Texts from the University of Chicago, and an M.Phil. (Distinction) from Christ’s College, University of Cambridge.