Huang Yong received his Ph.D in Philosophy from Fudan University and Th.D in Religious Studies from Harvard University. He has been teaching at Kutztown University since 1996. With interest in both philosophy and religious studies and familiar with both Western and Chinese traditions, his research focus has been on moral (both ethical and political) issues from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective.
Huang currently serves as Co-chair of the University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies at Columbia University as well as co-chair of the Confucian Tradition Group of American Academy of Religion. In the past, he also served as the President of Association of Chinese Philosophers in American (1999-2001). He is the founding editor of the journal, Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy as well as the book series, Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy, both published by Springer, and sits on over a dozen of editorial boards of scholarly journals/book series. In August 2012, Wenhui Daily, one of the two major newspapers in Shanghai, published a full page interview with Dr. Huang regarding the potential contribution of Confucianism and Daoism to virtue ethics.
Huang received Chambliss Research Award in 2005, recognizing both the number and quality of his scholarly publications. His first book, Religious Goodness and Political Rightness: Beyond the Liberal-Communitarian Debate (volume 49 in Harvard Theological Studies series), was published by Trinity Press International in 2001. Recently he has published three collections of his essays in Chinese by the National Taiwan University, entitled, respectively, Ethics in a Global Age, Politics in a Global Age, and Religion in a Global Age. With an edited volume, Rorty, Pragmatism, and Confucianism, published by State University of New York Press in 2009, Huang is co-editing another volume, Chinese Philosophy and Moral Relativism: David Wong Responds to His Critics. With a new book, Confucius: Guides to the Perplexed just published (Continuum) and a book manuscript, Why Be Moral: Learning from the Neo-Confucian Cheng Brothers, completed, he is completing another book manuscript, Ethics of Difference: Learning from the Daoist Zhuangzi.
In addition to 50 plus journal articles and book chapters published in Chinese, Dr. Huang has also published over 50 research articles in English in such journals as Harvard Theological Review, Journal of Asian Studies, Journal of Philosophical Research, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Journal of Moral Education, Journal of Religious Ethics, Journal of American Academy of Religion, Philosophy East and West, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Philosophy Today, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Religious Studies, Religion Compass, International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Asian Philosophy, Contemporary Chinese Thought, and Journal of Law and Religion, and chapters in such volumes as Contemporary Chinese Philosophy (Blackwell), Educations and Their Purposes: A Conversation Among Cultures (University of Hawaii), Library of Living Philosophers: Richard Rorty (Open Court), Rorty, Pragmatism, and Confucianism: With Rorty’s Responses (SUNY), Dao Companion to Neo-Confucian Philosophy (Springer), and Inter-regional Philosophical Dialogues: Democracy and Social Justice in Asia and the Arabic World (Unesco).