CURRICULUM VITAE

CHENYANG LI

 

I. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION:

Philosophy Department, Mail Stop-7555, Central Washington University, 400 E. University Way,

Ellensburg, WA 98926. Phone: (509) 963-1817; Fax: (509) 963-1822; lic@cwu.edu

 

II. EDUCATION:

Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Connecticut, USA (1992; Winner of the Philosophy Education

Society's Best Doctorial Essay Award)

Coursework in Master of Public Administration, University of Connecticut, USA (1989-1992)

M.A. in Philosophy, Peking (Beijing) University, China (1984)

B.A. in Philosophy, Peking (Beijing) University, China (1982)

 

III. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2001-present: Professor of Philosophy and Chair, Department of Philosophy, Central

Washington University, WA

1999-2001: Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chair, Department of Philosophy,

Central Washington University, WA

1997-1999: Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chair, Department of Philosophy &

Religious Studies, Monmouth College, IL

1993-1997: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Monmouth College, IL

 

Honors and Awards:

ACE Fellow, American Council on Education, 2008-2009.

Distinguished Department Chair Award, College of Arts and Humanities, CWU, 2008.

Distinguished University Research Professor, Central Washington University, 2008.

Keys to Success Award, 2008 (Central Washington University Student Empowerment Center)

"Outstanding Overseas Chinese Scholar" in China's Yearbook of Philosophy and Social Sciences

 (2004).

Senior Visiting Research Fellow (2005-2006), Asia Governance Research Centre, City University

of Hong Kong.

College of Arts and Humanities Summer Faculty Scholarship/Creativity Award (2004), CWU.  

Faculty Research Appointment, (Spring 2002), Central Washington University.

College of Arts and Humanities Interdisciplinary Course Award (2003), CWU.  

 

IV. TEACHING EXPEREIENCE:

Areas of Specialties:

Chinese Philosophy, Comparative philosophy, Social & Political Philosophy.

 

Courses Taught at CWU:

PHIL101: Introduction to Philosophy (5 cr.)

PHIL209: Introduction to Asian Philosophy (5 cr.)

PHIL306: Environmental Ethics (5 cr.)

PHIL310: Philosophy of India (5 cr.)

RELS351: Religions of Asia (5 cr.)

PHIL352: Western Philosophy I (5 cr. 50%)

PHIL355: Contemporary Thought (5 cr.)

PHIL358: Existentialism (5 cr.)

PHIL348 Social and Political Philosophy (5 cr.)

PHIL398/RELS398/SCED398: Special Topic: Issues in Science and Religion (5 cr.)

PHIL445 Chinese Philosophy (5 cr.)

PHIL490: Cooperative Education (5 cr.)

PHIL494: Undergraduate Thesis Preparation (2 cr.)

Phil 495: Undergraduate Thesis (3 cr.)

PHIL498/499: Philosophy of Culture (5 cr.)

PHIL498: Special Topic: Post-Humanism (5 cr., 50%)

PHIL499: Seminar/Special Topic: Contemporary Political Philosophers (5 cr.)

PHIL499: Seminar: Philosophy of Harmony

 

V. SCHOLARLY ACTITIVITY:

 

Editorial Boards:

Series in Chinese and Comparative Philosophy, Global Scholarly Publications, New York

Series in Chinese Translations in Comparative Philosophy and Religion, the Renmin's

        University Press, Beijing, China

The Philosophy Journal of Peking University (哲學門)

Journal of Chinese Philosophy and Culture

Culture Communication

Journal of Neo-Confucian Business and Management

Journal of Chinese Philosophy

Northern Forum (《北方论丛》)

Studies of Confucian Culture (《儒家文化研究》)

 

Journal Referee:

Journal of Social Philosophy

Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy

Philosophy East & West

Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy

The Taiwan Journal of East Asia Studies

The Journal of Chinese Philosophy and Culture

Philosophical Journal of National Cheng-Chi University

Journal of Neo-Confucian Business and Management

East-West Connections

Journal of Chinese Philosophy

 

Current Projects:

"Confucian Ideal of Harmony," book-length manuscript.

Translation of "Confucianism and Feminist Concerns: Overcoming the Confucian ‘Gender

        Complex'," into Chinese for publication, under review.

"Cultural Traditions as Configurations of Values," under review.

Editing the "China Section" of the Oxford Handbook of World Philosophy.

 

Publications:

Books:

1. Governance for Harmony in Asia and Beyond, co-edited with Julia Tao, A. Cheung, M. Painter.

Routledge (in press).

2.道与西方的相遇:中西哲學主要問題比較研究》A Study of Major Issues in

         Chinese-Western Comparative Philosophy (a rewrite of The Tao Encounters the West: Explorations in Comparative Philosophy in Simplified Chinese). Beijing: the People's University Press, 2005. (Under the title of 《多元世界中的儒家》Confucianism in a Pluralist World, a further revision of it was also published in Traditional Chinese, Taipei: Wunan Publisher, 2006.)    

3. The Sage and the Second Sex: Confucianism, Ethics, and Gender, (ed.) Open Court, 2000.

4. The Tao Encounters the West: Explorations in Comparative Philosophy, the State University

of New York Press, 1999.

 

 

Journal Articles:

"The Concept of Harmony in Pre-Qin Confucian Philosophy," Philosophy Compass (2008).

 

"When My Grandfather Stole Persimmons: Reflections on Confucian Filial Love," Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy (VII.2, 2008).

 

"Care Ethics and Justice Ethics as Configurations of Values—The Case of Mencius." Asian Philosophy (2008), 18.1, 69-82.

 

"The Ideal of Harmony in Ancient Chinese and Greek Philosophy," Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, VII.1, 2008.

 

"荀子哲学中""之起源一" ("An Interpretation of the Origin of Goodness in Xunzi"), History of Chinese Philosophy (Beijing, 2007: 4).

 

"Doing Political Philosophy without Mat Vendor's Fallacy," (an introduction to special issue on Chinese political philosophy I guest-edited for Journal of Chinese Philosophy) (June: 2007), 155-159.

"Li as Cultural Grammar: The Relation between Li and Ren in the Analects," Philosophy East & West, 57 .3 (2007), 311-329.

"The Confucian Ideal of Harmony," Philosophy East & West, 56.4 (2006), 583-603. (Chinese translation in 亚洲的价值(Values in Asia), ed. Wu Zhipan, forthcoming.)

"北美学界对中国哲学的分析和比较研究——论一个兴起的潮流" ("On the Analytic and Comparative Study of Chinese Philosophy,") Journal of Nanking University, 43.2 (2006), 103-110. (Abridged reprint in新華文摘 (New China Digest), No. 14, 2006, 145-147, and中国社会科学文摘China Social Sciences Digest, 10.1, 2006, 12-13. The entire article was reprinted in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Chinese Philosophy and Culture, 2007, 257-270).

"Ethics and Leadership: Hobbesian Men, Gilliganian Women, and Confucian Asians." (Co-authored with Hong Xiao). East-West Connections, 5.1 (2005), 107-114.

"Zhongyong as Grand Harmony—An Alternative Reading to Ames and Hall's Focusing the Familiar," Dao: Journal of Comparative Philosophy. 3.2 (2004), 173-188. (Reprint in "Metaphilosophy and Chinese Thought: Interpreting David Hall," eds. Ewing Chinn and Henry Rosemont, Jr. New York: Global Scholarly Publications, 2005.)

"儒家傳統面臨的五個挑戰" ("Five Challenges to Confucianism,") Journal of Anhui University, 27.5 (2003), 57-62. (Abridged reprint in中国社会科学文摘 China Social Science Digest, January 2004. Reprint in元典哲蕴 The Philosophical Significance of the Classic, ed. Liu Dajun, Shanghai: Shanghai Classics Publisher, 2004, 13-24.)

"Revisiting Confucian Jen Ethics and Feminist Care Ethics: A Reply," Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy (Winter 2002), 130-140.

"Confucianism and Feminist Concerns: Overcoming the Confucian ‘Gender Complex'," Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 27.2 (June 2000), 187-200. (Translation in Chinese Philosophy in the English Speaking World, ed. Xinyan Jiang, Renmin University Press, Beijing, forthcoming in 2008.)

"Confucian Values and Democratic Values," Journal of Value Inquiry, 31.2 (June, 1997), 183-193. (Reprint in Moral Issues in Global Perspective, ed. Christina Koggel, Peterborough, Canada: Broadview Press, 1999)

"Shifting Perspectives: Filial Morality Revisited," Philosophy East & West 47.2 (1997), 211-232. (Reprint in The Examined Life--Essays on Chinese Ethics, ed. Xinyan Jiang, Binghamton, NY: Global Publications of Binghamton University, 2002, 33-60.)

"How Can One Be A Taoist-Buddhist-Confucian?--An Illustration of Chinese Multiple Religious Participation," International Review of Chinese Religion & Philosophy, No. 1 (March, 1996), 29-66.

"The Confucian Concept of Jen and the Feminist Ethics of Care: A Comparative Study," Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy (January, 1994), 70-89. (Reprint in The Sage and the Second Sex: Confucianism, Ethics, and Gender, ed. Chenyang Li, Open Court, 2000, 23-42; in Confucian Ethics and Political Philosophy, ed. Daniel Bell, Princeton University Press, 2007, 175-197; translation in Simplified Chinese published in Confucian Ethics in the Era of Globalization, eds. D. Cai and H. Jing, Bejing: Tsinghua University Press, 2007, 280-308.)

"Natural Kinds: Direct Reference, Realism, and the Impossibility of Necessary a posteriori Truth," Review of Metaphysics (December 1993), 261-276. (Winner of the Best Dissertation Essay in Philosophy in North America by Philosophy Education Association, 1992; Chinese translation in Contemporary Inquiries into the Fundamental Issues of Philosophy, ed. Bo Mou, Beijing: Shangwu Press, 2002, 62-77).

"What-being: Chuang Tzu versus Aristotle," International Philosophical Quarterly, 33.3 (1993), 341-353. (Reprint in Classical & Medieval Literature Criticism vol. 57, Thomson Gale, 2003, 252-260; in Comparative Approach to Chinese Philosophy, ed. Bo Mou, London: Ashgate, 2003, 263-277; and Chinese translation in Comparative Studies in Philosophy, ed. Bo Mou, Beijing: Shangwu Press, 2002, 24-39.)

"Mind-Body Identity Revised," Philosophia: Philosophical Quarterly of Israel, 24.1-2 (1994), 105-114.

"The Fallacy of the Slippery Slope Argument on Abortion," Journal of Applied Philosophy, England, 9.2 (1992), 233-237.

"Kripke's Two Definitions of Rigid Designation," Iyyun: the Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly, Israel, 41.1 (1992), 63-71.

"The Challenge of Feminist Thinking," (with Hong Xiao) in New Turns in Philosophy (Zhexue Dongtai) Beijing, No.1 (1990), 26-29, and No. 2 (1990), 22-24.

"China's Recent Political Change: From Four Principles to One," China Spring, New York, No. 10 (1992), 62-64.

"Feuerbach's Anthropology and Its Influence on Marx," in Foreign Philosophy (Waiguo Zhexue) Beijing, 10.12 (1989), 283-311.

"Scientific Realism, Antirealism, and Constructive Empiricism," Weidinggao, China's Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing (1989), 8-14.

"An Argument against Kuhn's Theory of History of Science," Chinese Historians, New York, 2.2 (1989), 50-51.

"Philosophical Implications of Freud's Psychoanalysis on the Concept of Self, Reading (Dushu), Beijing, No. 7 (1986), 132-135.

"Hegel: Understanding versus Reason," Journal of Guizhou Social Sciences, Guiyang, China, No. 7 (1985), 5-10.

"Feuerbach's Concept of Human Nature," Journal of Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, China, No. 1 (1985), 42-47.

Book Chapters:

"Harmony as a Guiding Principle for Governance," in Governance for Harmony in Asia and Beyond, eds. Julia Tao, A. Cheung, M. Painter, C. Li, Routledge (forthcoming 2008).

"Coping with Incommensurable Pursuits: Rorty, Berlin, and the Confucian-Daoist Complementarity," in Rorty Responds to Confucian Critics, ed., Huang Yong, Albany: SUNY Press, forthcoming in 2008.

"Metaphysic," Frontiers in Western Philosophy (ed. Jiyuan Yu), Bejing: Renmin University Press, 2008.

"Globalizing Cultural Values: International Human Rights Discourse as Moral Persuasion," in Constructing Human Rights in the age of Globalization, ed. M. Monshipouri, N. Englehart, Andrew Nathan, and K. Philip, London/New York: M.E. Sharpe (2003), 288-307.

"Meeting the Challenge of Democracy to Confucianism," Chinese Philosophy and the Trends of the 21st Century Civilization, ed. Fang Keli, Beijing: Shangwu Publishing House (2003), 231-242.

"Fang Dongmei: Philosophy of Life, Creativity and Inclusiveness," in Contemporary Chinese Philosophy, eds. Chung-ying Cheng and Nicolas Bunnin, Blackwell Publishers (2002), 263-280. (Translation in Korean "Bang Dongmi:Saengmyeong, Saengsaeng geurigo Pogwaljeok Johwaui Cheolhak" in Hyundae Jungguk Cheolhak, Seoul: Seokwangsa Publishing Co., 2005.)

"形而上学Metaphysics," survey article (10,000 words), in Contemporary Philosophy in the West (in Chinese), ed. Bo Mou, Beijing: Shangwu Press, 2002, 305-320. An expanded version in Frontlines of Western Philosophy, ed. Jiyuan Yu, Renmin University Press, forthcoming in 2008.

"Grown Children's Filial Obligation: A Confucian View," Reason and Insight, edited by Robin Wang and Timothy Shanahan, Wadsworth Publishing Company (1995), 442-447. Reprinted in the second edition (2003), 342-346.

"Gadamer's Principle of Effective-History," (with Hong Xiao) in Perspectives in History (Dangdai Oumei Shixue Pingxi) People's Publishing House, Beijing (1990), 15-28.

Conference Proceedings:

"International Human Rights Discourse as Moral Persuasion," The Proceedings of the Twenty-first World Congress of Philosophy (Istanbul, 2003), eds., Zeyney Davran and Stephen Voss, Ankara: Philosophical Society of Turkey, 2007, 79-83. 

"Is the Confucian Concept of ‘Heaven' still Relevant Today?" in Dialogue of Philosophies, Religions, and Civilizations in the Era of Globalization, ed. Zhao Dunhua, Washington DC: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (2007), 161-164.

"Traditions as Configurations of Values," in Dynamics of Values in Contemporary Culture, eds. Dimitri Spivak and Evgeniy Lunyaev, St. Petersburg: The Philosophical and Cultural Research Centre (2006), 33-53.

"Coping with Incommensurable Pursuits: Rorty, Berlin, and the Confucian-Daoist Complementarity," in Unity and Diversity in Religion and Culture: Exploring the Psychological and Philosophical Issues underlying Global Conflict, St.Petersburg, Eidos (2006), 358-372.

Articles in Reference Books:

"Confucian Ethics, Science and Technology (3,000 words)," Encyclopedia of Ethics, Science,

and Technology, ed. Carl Mitcham, Macmillan Reference USA, 2005.

"Philosophy (3,000 words),"in the Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, Thomas Sienkewicz

(ed.), Salem Press, 2002.

"Confucius," in the Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, T. Sienkewicz (ed.), Salem Press, 2002.

"Lao Zi," in the Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, T. Sienkewicz (ed.), Salem Press, 2002.

"Pak Hyokkose," in the Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, Thomas Sienkewicz (ed.), Salem

Press, 2002.

"Great Learning," Great Thinkers of the Eastern World, ed. Ian P. McGreal HarperCollins

Publishers, 1995, 50-54.

"The Doctrine of the Mean," Great Thinkers of the Eastern World, ed. Ian P. McGreal,

HarperCollins Publishers, 1995, 55-59

"Fung Yu-lan," Great Thinkers of the Eastern World, ed. Ian P. McGreal, HarperCollins

          Publishers, 1995, 148-152

"Mao Zedong," Great Thinkers of the Eastern World, ed. Ian P. McGreal, HarperCollins

Publishers, 1995, 142-147.

 

Book Reviews:

Virtue Ethics and Consequentialism in Early Chinese Philosophy, Bryan Van Norden, New

York: Cambridge University Press (2007), Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2007.

Beyond Liberal democracy: Political Thinking for an East Asian Context. Daniel Bell, Princeton,

        NJ.: Princeton University Press (2006), Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, VII.1,

        2008.

An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy, by JeeLoo Liu, Blackwell Publishing (2006). Journal of

        Chinese Philosophy, September, 2007.

Confucianism for the Modern World, eds. Daniel Bell and Hahm Chaibong, Cambridge

University Press (2003), Religious Studies Review, 30.2-3, April/July 2004, page 238.

Moral Psychology or Moral Metaphysics?: A Review of Kwong-Loi Shun's Mencius and Early

Chinese Thought, APA Newsletter, 1:2, (Spring 2002), 51-53.

Understanding Confucian Philosophy: Classical and Sung-Ming, by Shu-hsien Liu,

Philosophy East & West, 5:2, (2001), 312-314.

A Comparative Inquiry into the Contexts of Science in the West and China, by  Wang Shanbo,

(Guanngxi People's Publisher, Inc., 1996,) Philosophy East & West, 49:1 (1999), 86-88.

 

Translations:

"State of the Field Report: Confucian Classics Hermeneutics," (10,000 words, from Chinese

to English), by Chun-chieh Huang, Dao: Journal of Comparative Philosophy, in press.

Thome Fang's "Three Wisdoms" (10,000 words, from Chinese to English), in Readings in

Contemporary Chinese Philosophy, eds. Chung-ying Cheng and Nicolas Bunnin, New

York: Global Scholarly Publications, forthcoming.

Co-translator of A Dictionary of Philosophy, edited by Antony Flew, St. Martine's Press, 1984

(second edition), into Chinese A New Dictionary of Philosophy (Xin Zhexue Cidan),

Shanghai: Shanghai Translation Publisher, 1992.

 

Media Interviews:

"Chinese Philosophy in western Context," "Chinese Study Special Column" interview report on

the Guangming Daily, August 6, and August 9, 2007. 

Guest on "Culture and Philosophy" Program of the Hong Kong Public Radio, December 25,

           2005.

Interviewed and quoted on Confucianism in "Lessons from the World's Religions: Love and

Marriage," by Ann Kathleen Bradley, in Spirituality and Health, 2000, 32-34.

Interviewed and quoted on religious diversity in "God with a Million Faces" by Jeremiah

Creedon, in Utne Reader, July-August, 1998, 42-48.

 

Scholarly Presentations:

"Personal Cultivation and Longevity," presented at the "International Conference on Applied

 Confucian Ethics," Hong Kong, January 4-6, 2008.

"Some Thoughts on Value Configuration," presented at "Dialogue of Civilizations," Rhode

         Island, Greece, October 2007.

"Ru-jia Jidujiao de Zhenghe (in Chinese)" (On Difficulties in The Integration of Confucianism

         and Christianity), presented at "International Conference on Chinese Culture and

         Christianity," LA. Ca. October, 2007.

"The Ideal of Harmony in Ancient China and Greece," Interim World Philosophy Congress,

New Delhi, India, December 14-20, 2006.

"Harmony in Governance," International Conference on Governance for Harmony, City

University of Hong Kong, June 8-0, 2006.

"Mencius on Fairness and Love with Gradations," International Conference on Mencius,

Zoucheng, China, April 27-30, 2006.

"Justice Ethics and Care Ethics," American Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, Pacific

Division, Portland, OR. March 22-26, 2006. 

"Is the Confucian Concept of Heaven still Relevant Today?--Comments on Tu Weiming's

Anthropocosmic Perspective on Creativity," Beijing Forum, Beijing, Nov. 16-18, 2005.

"Li as Cultural Grammar: the Relation between Li and Ren in the Analects," 9th East-West

Philosophers Conference, Honolulu, May 29-June 9, 2005.

"Coping with Incompatible Values: Rorty, Berlin, and the Confucian-Daoist Alternative," the 8th

UNESCO Conference on Cultural and Religious Dialogues, Seattle, January 27-30, 2005.

"Cultural Traditions as Configurations of Values," the 7th UNESCO Conference on

Cultural and Religious Dialogue, St. Petersburg, Russia, August 27-31, 2004.

"The Paradigm of the Analytic-Comparative Study of Chinese Philosophy," Anhui

University, China, October 21, 2003.

"Toward a Harmonious World: The Confucian Ideal of He," the 13th International

Conference of Chinese Philosophy, Vasteras, Sweden, August 15-19, 2003; also at

Beijing Forum, Beijing, August 22-25, 2004.

"The Rising of the Paradigm of the Analytic-Comparative Study of Chinese Philosophy," the

13th International Conference of Chinese Philosophy, Vasteras, Sweden, August 15-19,

2003.

"International Human Rights Discourse as Moral Persuasion," the 21st World Congress of

Philosophy, Istanbul, August 10-17, 2003.

"A Confucian Response to the Environmental Challenge," the 21st World Congress of

Philosophy, Istanbul, August 10-17, 2003.

"21st Century Chinese Philosophy and Issues of Globalization and Cultural Identity," the

21st World Congress of Philosophy, Istanbul, August 10-17, 2003.

"The Zhongyong as Grand Harmony—a critique of Ames and Hall's Interpretation of the

Zhongyong," the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division annual

meeting, Philadelphia, December 2002; at the David Hall Memorial Conference at

Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, May 21-23, 2003.

"Responding to My Critics," at "Author Meets Critics: Chenyang Li's The Tao Encounters

the West," the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division annual meeting,

Philadelphia, December 2002. 

"The Metaphoricity of Kind Terms and Linguistic-Philosophical Problems," Northwest

Conference in Philosophy, Portland, Oregon, October, 2002.

"Five Challenges to Confucianism," Conference on Chinese Philosophy, Qingdao, China,

August 19-22, 2002; and at the Huangshan Conference of Chinese Traditional

Culture, August 30, 2002.

"Does Mencius Have a Moral Metaphysics?" Regional Conference of the Association for

Asian Studies, June 21-23, 2002.

"Some Moral Considerations of the Natural Environment," First CWU Conference of

Faculty and Graduate Students Research and Scholarly Achievements, May 30, 2002.

"Moral Luck and Moral Decisions: A Daoist Attitude toward Moral Values," Global and

Multicultural Dimensions of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Binghamton

University, Binghamton, NY, October 26-28, 2001.

"The Democratic Challenge to Confucianism," the 12th International Conference on Chinese

Philosophy, Beijing, China, July 2001.

"Hegel and Feng Yu-lan," a commentary on Derong Chen's "A Comparative Study of

the Philosophies of  Feng Yu-lan and Hegel," group session at the American

Philosophical Association Eastern Division annual meeting, New York City,

December 2000.

"International Human Rights Discourse as Moral Persuasion," CWU Philosophy

Colloquium, January 24, 2001. Also presented at the 52nd west Conference on

Philosophy, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR., November 2000.

"Technology and Human Values," the Eighth East-West Philosophers Conference, Honolulu,

January 10-23, 2000.

"Thome Fang's Philosophy: Life and Spirit," the American Philosophical Association

Eastern Division annual meeting, Boston, December 1999.

"Socially Constructed Self: Why Confucianism leaves no room for Existentialism," the 4th

          Annual Meeting of the International Association of Asian Philosophy and Religions, Los

          Angeles, August 15-17, 1997.

"Confucianism and Democracy," Special Session on "Human Rights, Democracy, and Cultural

Context" at the annual meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern

Division, Atlanta, Ga, December 27-30, 1997.

"Commentary on ‘Can One Be an Enlightened Realist? The Case of Ian Hacking,'" the annual

meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, Atlanta, Ga,

December 27-30, 1997.

"Being-Authentic/true: A Confucian Reading of Heidegger," the 9th International Congress in

Chinese Philosophy, Boston, August 4-8, 1995.

"Democracy in Confucian China," 7th East-West Philosophers' Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii,

January 8-20, 1995.

"How can one be a Taoist-Buddhist-Confucian?" the 4th Interfaith Dialogue Conference, Grand

Rapids MI., October 7-8, 1994.

"China: Confucianism, Rights, and Democracy," the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Midwest

Conference on Asian Affairs, Macomb, IL, September 23, 1994.

"Confucian View of Filial Obligation," the Freeman Center of East Asian Studies of Wesleyan

University, February 1994.

"Is Confucianism a Feminist Philosophy that Has Oppressed Women?" the Conference on

Ways of Understanding Cultural Diversity, Society for Asian and Comparative

Philosophy, Jiminy Peak Conference Center, Hancock, Massachusetts, July 26-30, 1993.

"The Confucian Concept of Jen and the Feminist Ethics of Care: A Comparative Study," the

American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, in Washington D. C. December

27-30, 1992.

"Identity, Necessity, and Natural Kind Terms," the American Philosophical Association, Central

Division, in Louisville, KY, April 24-26, 1992.

"The Father Might not Have Been a Father--A Critique of Kripke," the American Philosophical

Association, Pacific Division, San Francisco, CA., March 27-30, 1991.

 

Invited Speaker:

"Feeling, Care, and Ethics," XiangTan University, China, July 2, 2007.

"Four Solutions to Value Differences in Pluralist Society," Anhui University, China, June 15,

         2006.

"Cultural Traditions as Configurations of Values," Sun Yet-san University, December 26, 2005;

        Shenzhen University, China, March 17, 2006; Shandong University, China, April 24, 2006.

"Li as Cultural Grammar," Chinese University of Hong Kong, March 6, 2006.

"Care Ethics and Confucian Ethics," Lingnan University of Hong Kong, November 21, 2005.

"Confucianism and Feminism," University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, April 1, 2005.

"Coping with Incommensurable Values: Richard Rorty, Isaiah Berlin, and the Confucian

        -Daoist Alternative," the National Chengchi University, Taipei, March 16, 2005.

"The Feminist Challenge to Confucianism," Academia Sinica, Taipei, March 18, 2005.

"The Confucian Ideal of Harmony," Wuhan University, China, September 10, 2004.

"The Importance of Comparative Studies," Huazhong University of Science and Technology,

Wuhan, China, September 8, 2004. 

"The Rising of Analytic-Comparative Study of Chinese Philosophy," Chinese Academy of

Social Sciences, Beijing, September 2, 2004.

"Confucianism and Democracy,"Lake Forest College, April 22, 2004.

"The Relevance of Chinese Philosophy Today," California State University-Northridge, CA.,

March 3, 2004.

"The Feminist Challenges to Confucianism," Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI,

November, 17, 2003.

"The Dao of Laozi and Zhuangzi," Seattle University, Seattle, WA, October 7, 2003.

"Unity through Diversity," Highline Community College, Des Moines, WA, April 23, 2002.

"Confucianism, Ethics, and Gender," Women's Seminar at Skagit Valley College, Mt.

Vernon, WA. March 9, 2002.

"Confucianism and Democracy," featured speaker at the 16th annual Global Issues

Conference at Manchester College, Manchester, CT, October 27, 2001.

"Revisiting Care ethics and Jen Ethics," the University of Connecticut, October 25, 2001.

"Do Human Beings Have a Moral Obligation to the Natural Environment?"  Columbia

Basin College/Mid-Columbia Library, Pasco/Kennewick, WA, December 20, 2001.

"How Many Gods Are There?" Skagit Valley College (San Juan Center), WA, Nov. 9, 2001.

"Natural Kinds and Necessary a posteriori Truth," Peking (Beijing) University, June, 1994.

"Do Grown Children Have Special Moral Obligations toward Their Parents?" Knox College,

Galesburg, Illinois, March, 1994.

 

 

VI. Professional membership:

 

2000-present: Society for Comparative Study of Chinese and Western Philosophy.

1990-present: The American Philosophical Association.

1997-present: International Society for Chinese Philosophy

1997-present: International Institute for Field-Being Research.

1995-present: Association of Chinese Philosophers in America.

1995-present: Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy.

1998-1999: Philosophy of Science Association.

1988-1994: Society of Chinese Historians in the U.S.A.

(Revised June, 2008)