I. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION:
Philosophy Department, Mail Stop-7555, Central Washington University, 400 E. University Way,
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 (
B.A. in Philosophy, Peking (
III. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
2001-present: Professor of Philosophy and Chair, Department of Philosophy, Central
1999-2001: Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chair, Department of Philosophy,
1997-1999: Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chair, Department of Philosophy &
1993-1997: Assistant Professor of Philosophy,
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
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.)
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:
Series in Chinese
and Comparative Philosophy, Global Scholarly
Series in Chinese Translations in Comparative Philosophy and Religion, the Renmin's
The Philosophy Journal of Peking University (《哲學門》)
Journal of Chinese Philosophy and Culture
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 of Social Philosophy
Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy
Philosophy East & West
Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy
The Journal of Chinese Philosophy and Culture
Philosophical Journal of National Cheng-Chi University
Journal of Neo-Confucian Business and Management
Journal of Chinese Philosophy
"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.
1. Governance for Harmony in
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).
3. The Sage and
the Second Sex: Confucianism, Ethics, and Gender, (ed.)
4. The Tao
Encounters the West: Explorations in Comparative Philosophy, the
"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"善"之起源一解" ("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
"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,
"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,
"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,
"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,
"Kripke's Two Definitions of Rigid
Designation," Iyyun: the Jerusalem
"The Challenge of Feminist Thinking," (with
Hong Xiao) in New Turns in Philosophy
"Feuerbach's Anthropology and Its Influence on
Marx," in Foreign Philosophy (Waiguo
"Scientific Realism, Antirealism, and
Constructive Empiricism," Weidinggao,
"An Argument against Kuhn's Theory of History
of Science," Chinese Historians,
"Philosophical Implications of Freud's
Psychoanalysis on the Concept of Self, Reading
"Hegel: Understanding versus Reason," Journal of Guizhou Social Sciences,
"Feuerbach's Concept of Human Nature," Journal of Hangzhou Normal University,
"Harmony as a Guiding Principle for Governance," in Governance for Harmony in
"Coping with Incommensurable Pursuits:
"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,
"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,
article (10,000 words), in Contemporary
Philosophy in the West (in Chinese), ed. Bo Mou,
"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,
"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
"Philosophy (3,000 words),"in the Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, Thomas Sienkewicz
"Confucius," in the Encyclopedia of the Ancient
World, T. Sienkewicz (ed.),
"Lao Zi," in the Encyclopedia of the Ancient
World, T. Sienkewicz (ed.),
"Pak Hyokkose," in the Encyclopedia of the
Ancient World, Thomas Sienkewicz (ed.),
"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.
Virtue Ethics and Consequentialism in Early Chinese Philosophy, Bryan Van Norden, New
York: Cambridge University Press (2007), Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2007.
democracy: Political Thinking for an East Asian Context. Daniel Bell,
NJ.: Princeton University Press (2006), Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, VII.1,
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,
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
(Guanngxi People's Publisher, Inc., 1996,) Philosophy East & West, 49:1 (1999), 86-88.
"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
Contemporary Chinese Philosophy, eds. Chung-ying Cheng and Nicolas Bunnin, New
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.
"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
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.
"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,
"Harmony in Governance,"
International Conference on Governance for Harmony,
"Mencius on Fairness and Love with Gradations," International Conference on Mencius,
"Justice Ethics and Care Ethics," American Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, Pacific
"Is the Confucian Concept of Heaven still Relevant Today?--Comments on Tu Weiming's
Anthropocosmic Perspective on Creativity,"
"Li as Cultural Grammar: the Relation between Li and Ren in the Analects," 9th East-West
"Coping with Incompatible Values:
on Cultural and Religious Dialogues,
"Cultural Traditions as Configurations of Values," the 7th UNESCO Conference on
Cultural and Religious Dialogue,
"The Paradigm of the Analytic-Comparative Study of
"Toward a Harmonious World: The Confucian Ideal of He," the 13th International
Conference of Chinese
"The Rising of the Paradigm of the Analytic-Comparative Study of Chinese Philosophy," the
Conference of Chinese Philosophy,
"International Human Rights Discourse as Moral Persuasion," the 21st World Congress of
"A Confucian Response to the Environmental Challenge," the 21st World Congress of
"21st Century Chinese Philosophy and Issues of Globalization and Cultural Identity," the
21st World Congress
"The Zhongyong as Grand Harmony—a critique
Zhongyong," the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division annual
"Responding to My Critics," at "Author Meets Critics: Chenyang Li's The Tao Encounters
the West," the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division annual meeting,
"The Metaphoricity of Kind Terms and Linguistic-Philosophical Problems," Northwest
Conference in Philosophy,
"Five Challenges to Confucianism," Conference on
"Does Mencius Have a Moral Metaphysics?" Regional Conference of the Association for
"Some Moral Considerations of the Natural Environment," First CWU Conference of
Faculty and Graduate Students
Research and Scholarly Achievements,
"Moral Luck and Moral Decisions: A Daoist Attitude toward Moral Values," Global and
Multicultural Dimensions of
Ancient and Medieval Philosophy,
"The Democratic Challenge to Confucianism," the 12th International Conference on Chinese
"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
Eastern Division annual meeting,
"International Human Rights Discourse as Moral Persuasion," CWU Philosophy
"Technology and Human Values," the Eighth East-West
"Thome Fang's Philosophy: Life and Spirit," the American Philosophical Association
Eastern Division annual
"Socially Constructed Self: Why Confucianism leaves no room for Existentialism," the 4th
Annual Meeting of the International Association of Asian Philosophy and Religions, Los
"Confucianism and Democracy," Special Session on "Human Rights, Democracy, and Cultural
Context" at the annual meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern
"Commentary on ‘Can One Be an Enlightened Realist? The Case of Ian Hacking,'" the annual
meeting of the American
Philosophical Association, Eastern Division,
"Being-Authentic/true: A Confucian Reading of Heidegger," the 9th International Congress in
"Democracy in Confucian
"How can one be a Taoist-Buddhist-Confucian?" the 4th Interfaith Dialogue Conference, Grand
Conference on Asian Affairs,
"Confucian View of Filial Obligation," the
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
"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
"Identity, Necessity, and Natural Kind Terms," the American Philosophical Association, Central
"The Father Might not Have Been a Father--A Critique of Kripke," the American Philosophical
Association, Pacific Division,
"Feeling, Care, and Ethics,"
"Four Solutions to Value Differences in Pluralist
Traditions as Configurations of Values,"
Cultural Grammar," Chinese
"Care Ethics and Confucian Ethics,"
"Confucianism and Feminism,"
"Coping with Incommensurable Values: Richard Rorty,
-Daoist Alternative," the
"The Feminist Challenge to Confucianism," Academia
"The Confucian Ideal of Harmony,"
"The Importance of Comparative Studies,"
"The Rising of Analytic-Comparative Study of
"Confucianism and Democracy,"
"The Relevance of Chinese Philosophy Today," California State University-Northridge, CA.,
"The Feminist Challenges to Confucianism,"
"The Dao of Laozi and Zhuangzi,"
"Unity through Diversity,"
"Confucianism, Ethics, and Gender," Women's Seminar
"Confucianism and Democracy," featured speaker at the 16th annual Global Issues
"Revisiting Care ethics and Jen Ethics," the
"Do Human Beings Have a Moral Obligation to the
Library, Pasco/Kennewick, WA,
"How Many Gods Are There?"
"Natural Kinds and Necessary a posteriori
Truth," Peking (
"Do Grown Children Have Special Moral
Obligations toward Their Parents?"
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
1995-present: Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy.
1998-1999: Philosophy of Science Association.
1988-1994: Society of Chinese Historians in the
(Revised June, 2008)