Yutang Jin is a DPhil candidate in Political Theory in the Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford. He holds an MSc in political theory from Oxford (Hertford College). Yutang received a bachelor's degree in International Relations from Peking University in China in 2013. His research interests include democratic theory, political and moral realism, and Chinese political thought. His MSc thesis focused on the relationship between partisanship and political representation, exploring why political parties can rescue democracy from the paradox of representation. His cross-cultural experience - Korean and Chinese, drew him to Hannah Arendt, a German-born, Jewish American thinker who depicted the dispersal of Jews all over the world as solemn, poetic beauty.