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2011 events

Chinese Philosophy Seminar Series

King’s China Institute

Seminars on Chinese Philosophy

presented by

Professor Chung-ying Cheng, University of Hawaii (Honorary President of International Society for Chinese Philosophy)


Professor Nick Bunnin (Chairman, China-UK-USA Philosophy Summer School in China)

China Reading Room (Q117) 

Contemporary Chinese Philosophy (Sessions 1-6)


NB readings for the series can be found on the College's e-learning system here (King's China Institute students and staff only). If you are from King's and cannot access this folder, or if you are from outside King's College London and wish to access the readings, please email

Professor Nick Bunnin
  1. Liang Qichao , 4-6pm Thursday, 13 October
  2. Hu Shi , 4-6pm Friday, 14 October
  3. Jin Yuelin, 4-6pm Thursday, 20 October
  4. Feng Youlan , 4-6pm Friday, 21October
  5. Li Zehou, 4-6pm Thursday, 27 October
  6. Mou Zongsan, 4-6pm Friday, 28 October

Classical Chinese Philosophy (Sessions 7-12)

Professor Chung-ying Cheng


  1. On Origins and Resources of Philosophy: Greek and Chinese, 4-6pm Monday 14 November
  2. Yijing and Philosophy of Change and Generation, 4-6pm Wednesday 16 November
  3. Diagrams and Divination as Onto-Hermeneutics, 4-6pm Friday 18 November
  4. Confucianism as Virtue Ethics, 4-6pm Monday 21 November
  5. Confucianism as Benti-Epistemology, 4-6pm Wednesday 23 November
  6. Kant and Confucian Philosophy, 4-6pm Friday 25 November

Professor Chung-ying Cheng is an internationally prominent figure who has not only made a unique contribution to the study and understanding of Chinese philosophy in the West, but also pioneered to reinterpret traditional Chinese thought in light of Western methodologies. The impact on the two sides of learning (Western and Chinese) he has brought about is both theoretical and practical, influencing generations of young philosophers in China and other parts of the world. He founded, or acted as one of the initiators for, a number of international learning societies such as International Society of Chinese Philosophy, International Association of Confucian Studies, and founded the Journal of Chinese Philosophy.

Professor Nick Bunnin joined King’s in April 2010 as a Visiting Professor in the King's China Institute. He studied at Harvard College, where he gained an AB summa cum laude, and as a Rhodes Scholar at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, where he was awarded a Doctorate in Philosophy for his thesis on self-deception. He taught at the University of Glasgow and University of Essex before returning to Oxford to become Director of the Philosophy Project at the Institute for Chinese Studies and a member of the Faculty of Philosophy. Since 1988 he has been Chairman of the British Committee of the Philosophy Summer School in China and a member of the Executive Committee of the Royal Institute of Philosophy. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Forum for European Philosophy, an Honorary Professor at Shandong Academy of Social Sciences, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Huazhong University of Science & Technology and Beijing Foreign Studies University and an Honorary Fellow of Oxford Brookes University.




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