History of Western philosophy, especially early modern philosophy, including Descartes, Bacon, Locke, Hume, etc.
Since 2003, research about the Enlightenment and philosophy in Western Europe; American philosophy , especially classical pragmatism
Comparative studies between Western and Chinese philosophy
Translating Western philosophical writings from Western languages into Chinese
Lectures: An Introduction to the History of Western Philosophy; An Introduction to Contemporary Western Philosophy; The Enlightenment and Western Philosophy; Readings in Western Philosophy
Seminars: Descartes’ Meditations; Rousseau’s Political Philosophy, Kant’s Philosophy; American Pragmatism; Readings in Contemporary Western Philosophy; Readings in Modern Western Philosophy
Return to Self: Western Humanism and Anti-Humanism in the 20th Century. Beijing: Hua Xia Press, 2008.
American Secularized Religion and the Radical Empiricism of William James. Shanghai: Shanghai Renmin Publishing House, 2002.
Rethinking Bergson’s Philosophy. Beijing: Peking University Press, 2000.
Descartes. Shijiazhuang: Hebei Renmin Publishing House, 1997.
The Moral Spirit and the Modernization of Chinese Society. Beijing: Beijing Publishing House. (collaboration)
Piaget’s Challenge. Beijing: Renmin Publishing House, 1988. (collaboration)
Department of Philosophy
Beijing 100871, China
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