Liu Xiaogan

Professor, Beijing Normal University

Ph.D. in Chinese Philosophy, Peking University


Research Fields: Taoist philosophy, Chinese religion and culture

Selected Publications:

1.  庄子哲学及其演变(Zhuangzi’s Philosophy And Its Evolution). Beijing: China Renmin University Press, 2010.

2.  诠释与定向:中国哲学研究方法之探究(Interpretation And Orientation: Research on The Research Methods of Chinese Philosophy). Beijing: The Commercial Press, 2009.

3.  道教(Taoism). Shanghai: Shanghai Ancient Books Press, 2008.

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Cheng Lesong

Associate Professor, Peking University

Ph.D. in Philosophy, Chinese University of Hong Kong


Research Fields: The History of Thoughts in the Han Dynasty, Medieval Taoism, Religious Classical Hermeneutics

Selected Publications:

1.  中古道教类书与道教思想(Middle Ancient Taoist Books and Taoist Thoughts). Beijing: Religious Culture Press, 2017.

2.  即神即心:真人之诰与陶弘景的信仰世界(Ji Shen Ji Xin: The Words of Tao Hongjing and Maoshan Taoist Priest). Beijing: Religious Culture Press, 2017.

3.  道体与体道——身体的双重角色(“Dao'ti and Ti'dao: The Dual Role of the Body”). Religious Studies, 2016春期.

Chen Xia

Researcher, Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Ph.D. of Sichuan University, Postdoctoral of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences


Research Fields: Taoist and Taoist culture, Chinese philosophy, religion

Selected Publications:

1.  道教劝善书研究(The Study of Taoist Persuasion Book). Chengdu: Bayu Shushe, 1999.

2.  道教生态思想研究(Taoist Ecological Thought Research). Chengdu: Bayu Shushe, 2010.

3.   “Trilogy in a Century:Religious Studies In Mainland China”, AAR News Letter, 2007, October.

Jiang Limei

Beijing Normal University

Ph.D. in Chinese Philosophy, Peking University


Research Fields: Xuanxue in Wei-jin Dynasty, Daoism, Yijing

Selected Publications:

1.  王弼《老子注》研究 (Studies on Wang Bi’s Commentary on the Laozi). Beijing: China Social Sciences Press. 2012.

2.  老子( with Chen Guying). Hong Kong: Chung Hwa Book Co. 2012.

3.  庄子( with Chen Guying). Hong Kong: Chung Hwa Book Co. 2012.

Li Shaomeng

Associate Professor, Beijing Normal University

Ph.D. in Philosophy, Peking University

Ph.D. in Philosophy, The University of Tennessee


Research Fields: Political philosophy, history of political thought

Selected Publications:

1.  John Rawls’ Theory of Institutionalism: The Historical Movement toward Liberal Democracy. New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2009.

2.  合作、竞争与民主(“Cooperation, Competition, and Democracy”). Frontiers of Philosophy in China, Vol. 6, No. 2. Beijing: Higher Education Press, 2011.

3.  罗尔斯、民主与公议民主(“Rawls, democracy and deliberative democracy”). Study & Exploration, Vol. 6. Harbin:Magazine Office of Study & Exploration, 2008.

Thomas Michael

Beijing Normal University

Ph.D. in History of Religions, University of Chicago


Research Fields: Chinese Philosophy, Daoism, Shamanism

Selected Publications:

1.  In the Shadows of the Dao: Laozi, the Sage, and the Daodejing. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2015.

2.  The Pristine Dao: Metaphysics in Early Daoist Discourse. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2005.

3.  “Ge Hong’s Xian: Private Hermits and Public Alchemists”. Journal of Daoist Studies 8: 24-51, 2015.

Wen Haiming

Professor, People’s University of China

Ph.D. in Comparative Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, UHM

Research Fields: Chinese and Comparative Philosophy, Confucianism, Daoism, American Pragmatism, Metaphysics

Selected Publications:

1.  儒家实意伦理学(Making Intentions Concrete: Dimensions of Confucian Ethics). Beijing: China Renmin University Press, 2014.

2.  Confucian Pragmatism as the Art of Contextualizing Personal Experience and World. New York: Lexington Books, 2009.

3.  Chinese Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Yao Xinzhong

Professor, People’s University of China

Ph.D. in ethics, People’s University of China

Ph.D. in Religious, University of Wales


Research Fields: Comparative ethics, Confucianism

Selected Publications:

1.  Confucian Studies—Critical Concepts in Asian Philosophy, co-edited (with Wei-ming Tu). London and New York: Routledge, volumes 1-4, 2010.

2.  Chinese Religion—A Contextual Approach, co-authored with Yanxia Zhao. London: Continuum, 2010.

3.  Religious Experience in Contemporary China, (with Paul Badham). Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2007.

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Dirk Meyer

Associate Professor of Chinese Philosophy, University of Oxford

Research Fields: philological analysis of Chinese philosophy, Chinese culture

Selected Publications:

1.  Philosophy on Bamboo: Text and the Production of Meaning in Early China. HCT 2. Leiden: Brill, 2012.

2.  Literary Forms of Argument in Early China. SinL. 123. Leiden: Brill, 2015.

3.  Origins of Chinese Political Philosophy: Studies in the Composition and Thought of the Shangshu (Classic of Documents). HCT 8. Leiden: Brill, 2017.

Mark Csikszentmihalyi

University of California, Berkeley

Ph.D. in Asian Languages, Stanford University

Research Fields: Religions, Philosophies, and Cultures of Early China

Selected Publications:

1.  Readings in Han Chinese Thought. Cambridge, Ma: Hackett Publishing Company, 2006.

2.  Material Virtue: Ethics And The Body In Early China. Leiden: Brill, 2004.

3.  Religious and Philosohical Aspects of the Laozi. SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture, Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999.

Richard Lynn

Professor Emeritus of Chinese Thought and Literature, University of Toronto

Research Fields: Asian history and philosophy

Selected Publications:

1.  Chinese Literature: A Draft Bibliography in Western European Languages. Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1980.

2.  Wang Shih-chen (1634-1711) as Critic and Poet. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International, 1979 (Ph.D. Thesis, Stanford University, 1971).

3.  Guide to Chinese Poetry and Drama. Boston: G. K. Hall & Co., 1984.

Torbjorn Loden

Professor of Chinese language and culture, Stockholm University

Ph.D. in Sinology, Stockholm University

Research Fields: Chinese intellectual history

Selected Publications:

1.  Konfucius Samtal. Stockholm: Appell Förlag, 2016.

2.  Rediscovering Confucianism : A Major Philosophy of Life in East Asia. Folkestone, United Kingdom: Brill, 2006.

3.  Confucianism. Folkestone, United Kingdom: Brill, 2003.