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Dr Jing Lei

Jing LeiVisiting Research Fellow
Associate Professor in Chinese Philosophy

Email lei.linqin@163.com

Address Department of Theology & Religious Studies
King's College London
Virginia Woolf Building
22 Kingsway
London, WC2B 6LE

Biography

LEI Jing grew up in Hunan, China, before pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Sun Yat-sen University (1997-2007), where she specialised in Confucianism in the Song and Ming Dynasties. During the period of study for a doctorate in Sun Yat-sen University(2004-2007), she visited in Beijing University and Tsinghua University in 2004, and also visited in The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2006. She joined South China Agriculture University as Lecture of Philosophy in 2007 and as Associate Professor of Chinese Philosophy in 2014. She was Visiting Professor at The University of Taiwan in 2015. She is Member of Chinese Philosophy History Society.

Research interests
  • Confucianism in the Song and Ming Dynasties
  • Confucian ethics thought
  • Thinking characteristics of Chinese philosophy
  • Liu Zong-zhou’s Philosophy, Connection between Zhu Xi’s and Wang Yangming’s philosophy
  • Responsibility

LEI Jing’s research fields include Chinese philosophy and Confucian ethics thought. Since 2007, she published twenty articles in Chinese famous academic journals, such as History of Chinese Philosophy, Academic Research, Journal of Sun Yat-sen University (Social Science Edition), Social Sciences in Guangdong, etc.

LEI Jing’ studies are in the area of Chinese Philosophy texts, especially in the Confucian tradition. She worked on the Confucian thinker LIU Zong-zhou in the Ming Dynasty before completing her doctoral dissertation “Study on LIU Zong-zhou’s Political Philosophy” (2007) in which she attempted to rethink Confucianism moral ontology tradition in the light of connection between moral and political practice. In “Liu Zongzhou’s Moral Ontology: Integration of Zhu Xi’s and Wang Yangming’s Philosophy” (2010) she continued this interest in dialogue with Zhu Xi and Wang Yangming with respect to Confucian moral ontology. In “Confucian view of responsibility in people’s relationship in the Song and Ming Dynasties” (2014), she made it clear that Confucian (in the Song and Ming Dynasties) ideas about responsibility were based on their practice as deferent roles in families, society and government. She also traced the ideas of responsibility from the early Confucian classics as Mencius in “The Connection of Ren and Yi in Moral Situation of Mencius” (2014) and “Structure of Ren and Yi: Moral Philosophy Problem in the Chapter “Father and Son shouldn’t blame each other” by Mencius ” (2014).

LEI Jing’s teaching and research in the field of Chinese philosophy and traditional culture were recently reported by Guangzhou TV station and Guangzhou Daily:

  • Education of Chinese traditional culture, Guangzhou TV station, 10 October, 2013.
  • Civic virtues in helping the aged, Guangzhou Daily, 15 February, 2013, 18 June, 2014.
Selected publications
  • LEI Jing, History of Chinese Philosophy, “Liu Zongzhou’s Moral Ontology: Integration of Zhu Xi’s and Wang Yangming’s Philosophy”, 2010(4):114-120,22
  • LEI Jing, Journal of Sun Yat-sen University Social Science Edition, “Confucian view of responsibility in people’s relationship in the Song and Ming Dynasties”, 2014(4): 116-123
  • LEI Jing, Academic Research, “The Connection of Ren and Yi in Moral Situation of Mencius”, 2014(7):25-32
  • LEI Jing, Social Sciences in Guang Dong, “Liu Zongzhou’ s ideas of Public based on forgiveness”, 2014(5):64-71
  • LEI Jing, Journal of Nanchang University Science Edition, “Structure of Ren and Yi: Moral Philosophy Problem in the Chapter “Father and Son shouldn’t blame each other” by Mencius ”, 2014(2):25-32
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