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Prof. Chenyang Li

Department of Philosophy

Central Washington University, USA


Email: Chenyang.Li@cwu.EDU


1992 Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Connecticut, USA

1984 M.S., Philosophy, Peking University, China

1982 B.S., Philosophy, Peking University, China

Publications (Selected)

  1. “Equality and Inequality in Confucianism,” Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy (forthcoming).
  2. 民主的形式和儒家的內容--再論儒家與民主的關係,”“Confucianismand Democracy Revisited”),中國哲學與文化Chinese Philosophy & Culture, in press.
  3. “The Origin of Goodness in Xunzi,”Journal of Chinese Philosophy, in press.
  4. “Confucian Moral Cultivation, Longevity, and Public Policy,” Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy (IX.1) 2010: 25-36.
  5. “Where does Confucian Virtuous Leadership Stand?—A Critique of Daniel Bell’s Beyond Liberal Democracy,”Philosophy East & West (59.4) 2009: 531-536.
  6. “Cultural Configurations of Values,”World Affairs: the Journal of International Issues (XII.2) 2008: 28-49.
  7. “The Concept of Harmony in Pre-Qin Confucian Philosophy,” Philosophy Compass (3.3), 2008, 423-435.
  8. “When My Grandfather Stole Persimmons: Reflections on Confucian Filial Love,” Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy(VII.2)2008: 135-139.
  9. “Care Ethics and Justice Ethics as Configurations of Values—the Case of Mencius,” Asian Philosophy (18.1)2008: 69-82.
  10. “The Ideal of Harmony in Ancient Chinese and Greek Philosophy,” Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy(VII.1)2008: 81-98.
  11. 荀子哲学中之起源一解” (“The Origin of Goodness in Xunzi--a New Interpretation”),中国哲学史History of Chinese Philosophy (Beijing, No. 4) 2007: 83-89. Reprinted in 中国哲学
  12. Chinese Philosophy, Beijing: Information Center for Social Sciences, Renmin University of China (No. 2) 2008: 9-15.
  13. “Doing Political Philosophy without Mat Vendor’s Fallacy” (an introduction to special issue on Chinese political philosophy), Journal of Chinese Philosophy(34.2)2007: 155-159.
  14. “Li as Cultural Grammar: the Relation between Li and Ren in the Analects,” Philosophy East &West (57.3) 2007: 311-329.
  15. “The Confucian Ideal of Harmony,” Philosophy East & West(56.4) 2006: 583-603.
  16. 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. (Reprint in新華文摘 (New China Digest) (No.14) 2006: 145-147, and in中国社会科学文摘China Social Sciences Digest(10.1) 2006: 12-13. Reprint in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Chinese Philosophy and Culture, 2007: 257-270).
  17. “Ethics and Leadership: Hobbesian Men, Gilliganian Women, and Confucian Asians.” (Co-authored with Hong Xiao). East-West Connections(5.1) 2005: 107-114.
  18. “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.)
  19. 儒家傳統面臨的五個挑戰” (“Five Challenges to Confucianism,”)Journal of Anhui University(27.5) 2003, 57-62. (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.)
  20. “Revisiting Confucian Jen Ethics and Feminist Care Ethics: A Reply,” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy(17.1) 2002: 130-140.
  21. “Confucianism and Feminist Concerns: Overcoming the Confucian ‘Gender Complex’,” Journal of Chinese Philosophy(27.2) 2000: 187-200. (Chinese translation in Chinese Philosophy in the English Speaking World,(ed.) Xinyan Jiang, Renmin University Press, Beijing, forthcoming.)
  22. “Confucian Values and Democratic Values,” Journal of Value Inquiry(31.2) 1997: 183-193. (Reprint in Moral Issues in Global Perspective, ed. Christina Koggel, Peterborough, Canada: Broadview Press, 1999)
  23. “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.)
  24. “How Can One Be A Taoist-Buddhist-Confucian?--An Illustration of Chinese Multiple Religious Participation,” International Review of Chinese Religion & Philosophy(No.1) 1996: 29-66.
  25. “The Confucian Concept of Jen and the Feminist Ethics of Care: A Comparative Study,” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy(9.1) 1994: 70-89. (Reprint in The Sage and the Second Sex: Confucianism, Ethics, and Gender, ed. Chenyang Li, Open Court, 2000: 23-42, and 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, Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, 2007: 280-308; translation in Traditional Chinese published in Understanding, Interpretation and the Confucian Tradition: Prospect, ed. Chow Ta-hsing, Academia Sinica, Taipei, 207-240.)
  26. “Natural Kinds: Direct Reference, Realism, and the Impossibility of Necessary a posteriori Truth,” Review of Metaphysics(186.2) 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).
  27. “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.).
  28. “Mind-Body Identity Revised,” Philosophia: Philosophical Quarterly of Israel (24.1-2) 1994: 105-114.
  29. “The Fallacy of the Slippery Slope Argument on Abortion,” Journal of Applied Philosophy (England, 9.2) 1992: 233-237.
  30. “Kripke's Two Definitions of Rigid Designation,” Iyyun: the Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly, (Israel, 41.1) 1992: 63-71.
  31. “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.
  32. “Feuerbach's Anthropology and Its Influence on Marx,” in Foreign Philosophy (Waiguo Zhexue, Beijing, 10.12) 1989: 283-311.
  33. “Scientific Realism, Antirealism, and Constructive Empiricism,” Weidinggao, China's Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing), 1989: 8-14.
  34. “An Argument against Kuhn's Theory of History of Science,” Chinese Historians (New York, 2.2) 1989: 50-51.
  35. “Philosophical Implications of Freud's Psychoanalysis on the Concept of Self, Reading (Dushu, Beijing, No. 7) 1986: 132-135.
  36. “Hegel: Understanding versus Reason,” Journal of Guizhou Social Sciences (China, No. 7) 1985: 5-10.
  37. Feuerbach's Concept of Human Nature,” Journal of Hangzhou Normal University (China, No.1) 1985: 42-47.