Chenyang Li

Philosopher; 2015-16 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

Chengyang Li is a Professor of Philosophy at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he also founded and directs the Philosophy program He has previously served as Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Central Washington University (USA), where he received the University Distinguished Research Professor Award, Outstanding Department Chair Award, and the Key to Success Award (Student Service). His main research interests are Chinese philosophy and comparative philosophy. He has published 9 books, including The Confucian Philosophy of Harmony (2013), The Tao Encounters the West: Explorations in Comparative Philosophy (1999), The Sage and the Second Sex (ed. 2000), The East Asian Challenge for Democracy: Political Meritocracy in Comparative Perspective (co-edited with Daniel Bell, 2013), Moral Cultivation and Confucian Character: Engaging Joel J. Kupperman (co-edited with Peimin Ni, 2014), and over 100 journal articles and book chapters in such venues as Philosophy East and West, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Asian Philosophy, Review of Metaphysics, Journal of Value Inquiry, Hypathia, International Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophia , and Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy. He was an ACE fellow (2008-2009) and the first president of the Association of Chinese Philosophers in Northern America (1995-1997). He is currently Vice President of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy and serves on the editorial/academic boards of 22 publications and scholarly organizations.