CHENG, Chung-yi

Professor, Director of MA programme

B.A., M.Phil., Ph.D (CUHK)
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Brief Biography

I graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a philosophy major in 1987. I then transferred to the History Department of the same university and conducted my research on Modern Chinese Intellectual History. In 1989, I returned to the Philosophy Department and completed my dissertation on the study of the transformation of Confucian thought in the seventeenth century China in 1995. Really I had never thought of becoming an academic during my postgraduate studies. At that time, postgraduate studies for me were nothing but a captivating exploration in the intellectual as well as the art of living. However I luckily got a chance to join the Philosophy Department later that significantly shaped my life to be an academic one. Luckily again my dissertation was awarded the Young Scholars Dissertation Awards of the CUHK Alumni Fund and eventually published by the Chinese University Press in 2000 after comprehensive revision. This was absolutely a confirmation to my choice to be a scholar.

In the years I am teaching at the Chinese University, teaching and research are undoubtedly the two things that satisfy me a lot, and I always try my best to get rid of different kinds of administrative work even though I know that is part of my job as well. Hence, the sabbatical year during the academic year 2002-2003 I spent at Harvard University under the Harvard Yenching Institute’s Visiting Scholars Program did mean so much to me. As a teacher of the university, I bear the following words of Confucius in mind as my motto: “Quietly to store up my knowledge in my mind, to learn without flagging, to teach without growing weary. For me there is nothing to these things.”

Research Interests

  1. Confucian thought
  2. Contemporary Neo-Confucianism
  3. History of Chinese philosophy
  4. Comparative studies of Chinese and western Philosophy
  5. Chinese culture and its modern interpretation

Selected Publications

  1. 〈新自然主義哲學與中國哲學研究〉。收入劉國英、伍至學、林碧玲合編:《萬戶千門任卷舒——勞思光先生八十華誕祝壽論文集》,頁195–215。香港:中文大學出版社,2010;另重刊於《中國哲學與文化》, 9 (2011): 135–154。
  2. 〈書評:劉述先著《論儒家哲學的三個大時代》〉。中央研究院中國文哲研究所《中國文哲研究集刊》,37 (2011): 216–220。
  3. 〈明末王學的三教合一論及其現代迴響〉。收入吳根友編:《多元範式下的明清思想研究》,頁181–233。北京:三聯書店,2011。
  4. 〈生命的虛無、沉淪、悲情與覺情——當代新儒家的存在體驗〉。收入羅秉祥、謝文郁編:《耶儒對談》(第1版),頁133–154。桂林:廣西師範大學出版社,2010。
  5. “Liu Zongzhou on Self-cultivation”. In John Makeham, ed., Dao Companion to Neo-Confucian Philosophy, pp. 337–353. New York: Springer, 2010.
  6. 《明清儒學轉型探析— 從劉蕺山到戴東原》,香港:中文大學出版社,2000,2009增訂本,360頁。
  7. 《儒學、哲學與現代世界》,河北:河北人民出版社,2010,349頁。
  8. “Philosophical Development in Late Ming and Early Qing”. In Bo Mou, ed., Routledge History of Chinese Philosophy, pp. 429–469. New York and London: Routledge, 2009.
  9. 〈從儒學的觀點看孝道〉。收入劉笑敢、川田洋一合編:《儒釋道之哲學對話:東方文化與現代社會國際學術會議論文集》,頁155–174。香港:商務印書館(香港),2007。
  10. 〈甘泉心學探微〉,收李明輝、葉海煙、鄭宗義合編:《儒學、文化與宗教—劉述先先生七秩壽慶論文集》,臺北:臺灣學生書局,2006,頁125-155。
  11. 〈明儒羅整菴的朱子學〉,收黃俊傑、林維杰編:《東亞朱子學的同調與異趣》,臺北:臺大出版中心,2006,頁103-153。
  12. 〈論儒學中氣性一路之建立〉,收楊儒賓編:《儒學的氣論與工夫論》,台北:台大出版中心, 2005 ,頁247 – 277。