Judge Wang: Citizen of the World

Judge Wang: Citizen of the World 238 Journal of the Histor y of International Law Journal of the History of International Law 4 : 238–241, 2002. ©2002 Kluwer Law International. Printed in the Netherlands. Judge Wang: Citizen of the World Dorothee de Sampayo Garrido-Nijgh In her book, Men in Dark Times , which examines the reaction of people to circum- stances in which so-called citizens are deprived of the very rights which constitute meaningful citizenship, Hannah Arendt, a German Jewess who fled from the horrors of Nazi-Germany to the United States of America, proclaims “Nobody can be a citizen of the world as he is a citizen of his own country”. l It is evident from Judge Wang Tieya’s personal history, as expanded upon by Pro- fessor Macdonald in his introduction to Essays in Honour of Wang Tieya , 2 that Judge Wang has indeed lived through ‘dark times’: the Great Revolution in China (1924-27), the Japanese invasion of China, World War II, the Anti-Rightist Movement, and the Cultural Revolution. On a personal level, during the Anti-Rightist Movement, Judge Wang was denounced as a ‘Rightist, and ‘hatted’ for a speech he made against the bureaucracy of the University as an institution. This resulted in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d'histoire du droit international Brill

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© 2002 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1388-199X
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1571-8050
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10.1163/15718050220957099
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238 Journal of the Histor y of International Law Journal of the History of International Law 4 : 238–241, 2002. ©2002 Kluwer Law International. Printed in the Netherlands. Judge Wang: Citizen of the World Dorothee de Sampayo Garrido-Nijgh In her book, Men in Dark Times , which examines the reaction of people to circum- stances in which so-called citizens are deprived of the very rights which constitute meaningful citizenship, Hannah Arendt, a German Jewess who fled from the horrors of Nazi-Germany to the United States of America, proclaims “Nobody can be a citizen of the world as he is a citizen of his own country”. l It is evident from Judge Wang Tieya’s personal history, as expanded upon by Pro- fessor Macdonald in his introduction to Essays in Honour of Wang Tieya , 2 that Judge Wang has indeed lived through ‘dark times’: the Great Revolution in China (1924-27), the Japanese invasion of China, World War II, the Anti-Rightist Movement, and the Cultural Revolution. On a personal level, during the Anti-Rightist Movement, Judge Wang was denounced as a ‘Rightist, and ‘hatted’ for a speech he made against the bureaucracy of the University as an institution. This resulted in

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