For the year of 2011, Professor Charles Wing-hoi Chan was a visiting scholar at IAHS. He returned in 2013 at the request of Professor Tu Weiming to stay for three months. During that time he offered courses and edited materials pertinent to Confucian ethics.
Professor Chan (陳榮開) received both his B.A. and M.Phil. in history from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and earned an M.A. in Japanese Studies from Hiroshima University. He graduated with a Ph.D. in East Asian Studies from the University of Toronto, where he compared the Song Dynasty Neo-Confucianism of Zhu Xi Hsi to the “Ancient Learning” of Tokugawa scholar Ogyu Sorai. He was previously an instructor in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto and a lecturer at Huron College and University of Western Ontario. In recent years, to conduct his research, he has been a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Social Science and a Visiting Scholar to the Faculty of Law at the University of Tokyo. His research interests include, Classical Confucianism, Song and Ming Neo-Confucianism, Tokugawa Japanese Confucianism, and comparative work on Chinese and Japanese thought and culture.
He as published often and the following provide a taste of his work. He wrote 〈朱子對《中庸章句》第二十二章的解讀〉〉 “On Zhu Xi’s Reading of Chapter XXII of the Zhongyong” in 《哲學與時代：朱子學國際學術研討會論文集》Philosophy and Time: Collected Essays from the International Conference on the Study of Zhu Xi (2012), 〈朱子對《中庸章句》「誠明」章的剖析與解讀〉 “On Zhu Xi’s Analysis and Reading of Chapter XXI of the Zhongyong” in 《人文與價值：朱子學國際學術研討會暨朱子誕辰880周年紀念會論文集》The Humanities and Value: Collected Essays from the International Conference on the Study of Zhu Xi Held in Honor of Zhu Xi’s Eight Hundred Eightieth Birthday (2011), and 〈首尾接續，血脈通貫──朱子對《中庸章句》第二十章縝密結構的分析〉 ”A Thorough Reading: On Zhu Xi’s Reading and Analysis of Chapter XX of the Zhongyong” in《中國哲學與文化》Journal of Chinese Philosophy and Culture 5 (Jun 2009).