Visiting Scholars

The center invites distinguished scholars around the world to visit the center, normally for seven to ten days, to offer talks, seminars, or workshops and to share their research and views with members of the center and interested colleagues throughout the university.

14 Jan 2019 - 15 Feb 2019


31 Jan 2019 (Thursday): Hé (),” a Concept Cluster of Harmony in Early China

So Jeong Park

Associate Professor
College of Confucian Studies & Eastern Philosophy
Sungkyunkwan University 


23 & 25 April 2018


23 April 2018 (Monday): "Morality and Manipulation"

 25 April 2018 (Wednesday): "A Noble Burden: Power and the Resonant Self in Early Confucian Ethics"

Hagop Sarkissian

Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy
Baruch College
The City University of New York

28 February 2018


Rethinking Mozi's Jian'ai (兼愛): A Deontological Reading

Youngsun Back

Assistant Professor
College of Confucian Studies and Eastern Philosophy
Sunkyunkwan University

15 May 2017


Han Feizi and Keeping One’s Hands Clean

Dr. Gordon Mower

Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy
Brigham Young University

10 May 2017


Reading Method as a Spiritual and Bodily Exercise: The Religious Dimension of Zhu Xi

Prof. Guoxiang Peng

Qiu Shi Distinguished Professor of Chinese Philosophy
Intellectual History and Religions
School of Humanities
Zhejiang University

14 March 2017


Tocqueville and Nietzsche on the Problem of Human Greatness in Democracy

Prof. Paul Franco

Department of Government and Legal Studies
Bowdoin College

19 January 2017


"Rational Choice or Moral Decision: Examining Determinants of University Students’ Pro-environmental Behaviors in Urban China"

Dr. Lingqiong Wu

Assistant Professor
School of Management
Nantong University

13 January 2017


"The Role of Ancillary Motivations in Xunzi’s (荀子) Ethical Thought"

Dr. Doil Kim

Assistant Professor
Department of Confucian Studies
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

28 & 29 April 2016


28 April 2016 (Thursday): "Expanding the Function Argument"

 29 April 2016 (Friday): "The Good Life or Good Lives?"

Prof. Brad Wilburn

Department of Philosophy
Chadron State College

14 January 2016


"Moral Blackmail"

Prof. Simon Keller

School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations 
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

13 October 2015


"Placing the Self: Watsuji’s Relational Ontology"

Dr. David W. Johnson

Assistant Professor
Philosophy Department
Boston College

8 September 2015


"Modernity and Article 29 of the UN Conventions on the Rights of the Child: Perspectives of Korea"

Ms. Hea-Lyon Kim

Ph.D. candidate
School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies
the University of Queensland

19 May 2015


"What is the Moral Standing of Research Animals?"

Dr. Rebecca Walker

Associate Professor of Social Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Philosophy
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

24 April 2015


"The Urban Mandate for Global Governance"

Professor Benjamin R. Barber

Senior Research Scholar, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
Founder and President, CivWorld
Walt Whitman Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University

23 April 2015


“Confucianism, Buddhism, and Virtue Ethics”

Dr. Brad Cokelet

Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy
University of Miami

7 November 2014


“Cosmogony and Grasping ‘the One’ in Classical Chinese Philosophy”

Prof. Franklin Perkins

Department of Philosophy
DePaul University​

7 November 2014


"Comparative Philosophy as Inquiry: On the Role of Vague and Precise Abstraction?"

Dr. Ralph Weber

Senior Researcher and Lecturer
University Research Priority Program (URPP) Asia and Europe
University of Zurich

13 October 2014


Cancelled: "The Urban Mandate for Global Governance"

Professor Benjamin R. Barber

Senior Research Scholar, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
Founder and President, CivWorld
Walt Whitman Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University

15 May 2014


"South Korea's Rise: Economic Development, Power, and Foreign Relations"

Prof. Uk Heo

Department of Political Science
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

10 April 2014


"The Uses and Disadvantages of Music for Life"

Prof. Todd Franklin

Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
Hamilton College

20 March 2014


“Liberal Arts Education and America the Philosophical:
A View from the Critic-at-Large of The Chronicle of Higher Education.”

Prof. Carlin Romano

Professor of Philosophy and Humanities
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Ursinus College

20 February 2014

"Aesthetes and Psychopaths in Classical Confucianism."

Dr. James Harold

Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy
Book Review Editor for the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
Department of Philosophy
Mount Holyoke College

November 2012

Dr. Justin Tiwald

Associate Professor
San Francisco State University