PENG Guoxiang

Peng Guoxiang is Professor of Chinese philosophy, intellectual history and religion at Peking University and Director of the Center for Cultural China Studies at the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies. He was Visiting Professor, Visiting Scholar, and Research Fellow at a variety of universities including the University of Hawai’i, Harvard University, Wesleyan University, National Taiwan University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany. He received many fellowships and awards such as the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award bestowed by the Humboldt Foundation and the Ministry for Education and Research of Germany. He has been invited to give lectures at universities in the United States, Europe, and East Asia. He is the Secretary General of the Chinese Society for Confucian Studies and a board member of the International Confucian Association. He is also a member of the editorial advisors of the European Journal for Philosophy of Religion (Europe), the executive editor of the Journal of the History of Chinese Philosophy (Beijing), etc. His publications include four books and more than seventy peer reviewed articles.


His research focuses on Confucianism, Chinese religions and comparative religious studies, Chinese philosophy and intellectual history. At the institute, he his core work relates to “Confucianism as a Religious Tradition.”