Mohism, Just War, Sovereignty, and Identity

I have a longish paper on Mohism and just war theory forthcoming in Journal of Chinese Military History (5.2, 2016) that explores details of Mohist just war theory and how it relates to the other most well-developed early Chinese view of just war, the doctrine of “righteous arms” in The Annals of Lu Buwei. The…

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“What Makes Us Human?” Summer Course at CEU

This coming summer I will be contributing to an exciting interdisciplinary, comparative summer course entitled “What Makes Us Human? Philosophical and Religious Perspectives in China and the West” to be held at Central European University in Budapest from July 4 to 15. The course looks at the question of what it is to be human…

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2015–2016 Courses

In the 2015–2016 academic year, I will be teaching the following: Semester 1: PHIL2470 Moral Psychology in the Chinese Tradition (Friday 12:30–14:20) PHIL3810/6810 Senior Seminar (Friday 15:30–17:20) Semester 2: PHIL1034 Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics and Politics, East and West (Friday 12:30–14:20) PHIL6820 Graduate Seminar (Friday 15:30–17:20)

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《科技論文英語寫作》新版上市

經過很多年,《科技論文英語寫作》新版終於上市了。 《科技論文英語寫作》原版曾經為1990、2000年代專業科技論文寫作的暢銷教科書與參考書。 新版將原版上、下冊的內容合併成一本書,更方便讀者參考。 希望對兩岸三地的科技研究生與研究人員有幫助。 除了各地書局之外,讀者可以透過全華網路書店 訂書。 本書目錄如下:

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A Daoist Critique of Morality

This paper is a draft of my contribution to Justin Tiwald, ed., Oxford Handbook of Chinese Philosophy, Oxford University Press. The paper attempts to draw out some of the radical implications of remarks on “benevolence and propriety” found in Daoist texts. The full draft is available here (revised August 2015). An abstract follows. A Daoist Critique…

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The People in Chinese Political Thought

The following is the text of a short talk I gave at a public gathering organized by HKU students on the street in Admiralty next to Hong Kong government headquarters on October 1, China’s National Day. Much thanks to Tim Li, who translated into Cantonese for me. The same text is cross-posted on Warp, Weft…

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2014–2015 Courses

In the 2014–2015 academic year, I will be teaching the following: Semester 1: PHIL2430 Chinese Philosophy: Ethics (Friday 12:30–14:20) PHIL3810/6810 Senior Seminar (Friday 15:30–17:20) Semester 2: PHIL1034 Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics and Politics, East and West (Friday 12:30–14:20) PHIL6820 Graduate Seminar (Friday 15:30–17:20)

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Happiness in Xunzi

The following paper is forthcoming in a special edition of Philosophical Topics on comparative studies of happiness, edited by my colleagues Edoardo Zamuner and Timothy O’Leary. Update: This has been published as “Happiness in Classical Confucianism: Xunzi,” Philosophical Topics 41.1 (2013), 53–79. I set out to write a general explanation of why happiness is not…

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