Academic Committee

ANGLE, Stephen*

Stephen Angle received his B.A. from Yale in East Asian Studies and his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Michigan. At Wesleyan, he is a member of the Philosophy Department and a participant in the East Asian Studies Program. Angle’s research interests revolve around Chinese moral and political philosophy, including issues that arise when one thinks about the process of comparing Chinese ideas and traditions with the ideas and traditions of other cultures. He focuses primarily on post-classical Chinese thought, up to and including the contemporary period. His first book was on the...


CHEN Lai

Chen Lai, Dean of the Tsinghua Academy of Chinese Learning, Professor and Doctoral Supervisor in the Tsinghua Department of Philosophy, Deputy Director of the Tsinghua University Academic Council, is a well-known historian. He graduated from Department of Geology in Central South University in 1976. In 1981, Chen obtained a Master’s Degree from the Philosophy Department at Peking University, and became a lecturer there the same year. In 1985, Chen Lai received his Ph.D. under the supervision of senior professors Zhang Dainian and Feng Youlan. Chen Lai was appointed Associate Professor o...


FAN Heping

Fan Heping, pen name Fan Hao, was born in 1959, Jiangsu Province. He graduated from Southeast University in 1982, received a Master’s Degree from Southeast University in 1988 and obtained his Ph.D. in 1998 from Southeast University. He was promoted to Professor of Ethics in 1992 and currently is the Director of the School of Humanities, the Office of Social Science, and Deputy Chairman of the Scientific Committee of Southeast University. He also acts as a Committee Member of the School of Philosophy of Committee of Social Science, Ministry of Education and Vice-Chairman of China National Assoc...


FENG Yu

Feng Yu received his Ph.D. from Renmin University and is Associate Professor of Chinese at Brandeis University. He specializes in modern Chinese language, classical Chinese language, traditional Chinese philosophy (Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism), and Chinese cultural heritage as a whole. He is the author of numerous books and articles including A Learners' Handbook of Modern Chinese Written Expressions (The Chinese University Press, 2000) and Tian Yu Ren [Heaven and Man] (Chongqing Publishing House, 1990). Publications: Feng, Yu. "Two Suggestions for Teachi...


HE Ping

He Ping, born in October 1953 in Hubei Province, is Professor of Philosophy at Wuhan University. She acts as Deputy Director of the School of Marxism and Vice-Director of the Center for Women and Gender Studies at Wuhan University. She holds a position as Adjunct Researcher at the Institute of Marxist Philosophy and the Modernization of China at Zhongshan University. She is Standing Director of China Society of History of Marxist Philosophy (CSHMP), Standing Director of Hubei Association for History of Philosophy, Standing Director of Hubei Seminar for Women’s Theory, and  is a Committee M...


LI Ping

Li Ping, born in Guangdong province, is a professor of Ethical Philosophy. She is a member of the Committee on Social Science, the Ministry of Education, a project evaluation expert for Ministry of Education, Vice-Chairman of the Guangdong Social Sciences Association, and Chairman of the Guangdong Council of Ethics. Li Ping graduated from high school in 1975, and the same year she was sent to the countryside and was Vice-Director of her farm. She was admitted to the Philosophy Department of Sun Yat-Sen University in 1978, later graduated in 1982 and served at many divisions is Sun Yat-Sen Univ...


TU Weiming (Chairman)

Tu Weiming is Director of the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies and Professor of Philosophy at Peking University. A leading Confucian scholar, Prof. Tu is dedicated to interpreting Confucian classics and examining traditional Chinese culture, especially Confucian philosophy, in light of the various core values of Axial and non-Axial civilizations. He has advocated for “civilizational dialogue,” and created the discourse on “dialogical civilization.” His work has also highlighted  Chinese civilization's emphasis on the importance of “learning to be human beings” and the abili...


WAN Junren

Wan Junren was born in 1958. He graduated from Peking University and received his Master’s Degree in Philosophy. He is currently a professor, Ph.D. supervisor, and the Dean of the School of the Humanities at Tsinghua University. He is also the chair of the Academic Committee of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, member of the Academic Committee and member of the Tsinghua University Professorship Selection Committee. He was appointed ‘Yangzi Scholar’ by the Ministry of Education in 2008. His main research interests are ethics and political philosophy. He has chaired more t...


YANG Huilin

Yang Huilin,  (Ph.D. Renmin University of China), born in Beijing in 1954, is Professor of Comparative Literature and Religious Studies and Vice-President of Renmin University of China. He is also the member of the academic committee of China National Fund for Social Sciences (NFSS), and Vice–President of China Comparative Literature Association (CCLA). He has published over ten books, including Sin and Atonement: Requiring the Spirit of Christianity (1995), Quest for God: Faith vs. Reason (1999), Christian Background and Its Cultural Extension (2001), Theolo...


YAO Xinzhong

Yao Xinzhong, born in 1957, is a Professor of Religion and editor of the Encyclopaedia of Confucianism. He is currently Director of the King's China Institute at King's College London. Prior to this appointment, Professor Yao was Professor of Religion and Ethics at the University of Wales, Lampeter, and a senior research fellow at the Ian Ramsey Centre, University of Oxford. Yao read philosophy and ethics at Renmin University of China (BA, MA, PhD) and religious studies at the University of Wales (PhD). He started teaching religion at the University of Wales (Cardiff and La...


YAO Zhongqiu

Yao Zhongqiu (pen name “Qiu Feng”) was born in Shanxi Province, graduated from the Renmin University Department of History. He is currently working as a Professor at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is also serving as a Director of Unirule Institute of Economics and Hon-dao Welfare Foundation. He was associated with Austrian School Theory of Economics, Common Law translation and research work. Recently, he engaged in Confucius moral ethics and modern analysis research work. He has published many works on Confucius and Chinese Governance, its origin and history. His ma...


ZHENG Zongyi

Zheng Zongyi graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a philosophy degree in 1987. He then transferred to the History Department of the same university and conducted research on modern Chinese intellectual history. In 1989, Zheng returned to the Philosophy Department and completed his dissertation, in 1995, on the study of the transformation of Confucian thought in the seventeenth century China. His dissertation was awarded the Young Scholars Dissertation Awards by the CUHK Alumni Fund and eventually was published by the Chinese University Press in 2000. He spent the academi...


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