Meet Our Researchers: Peng Guoxiang

Meet Our Researchers: Peng Guoxiang

Prof. Dr. PENG Guoxiang got his Ph.D. from Peking University and is now the Qiu Shi Distinguished Professor of Chinese philosophy, intellectual history and religions at Zhejiang University. Before moved to Zhejiang University, he was professor at Peking University and Tsinghua University. He was visiting professor, scholar and research fellow at various universities and institutions around the world, including Arthur Lynn Andrews Chair Distinguished Visiting Professor at University of Hawaii (2003-2004), Visiting Scholar at Harvard-Yenching Institute(2004, 2007-2008), Visiting Scholar at Wesleyan University (2006), Visiting Research Fellow at National Taiwan University (2009), Humboldt Fellow at Ruhr-University Bochum (2009, 2010), Visiting Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong (2010), Distinguished Visiting Scholar at National University of Singapore (2012), Visiting Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (2012),  Research Fellow at the University of Frankfurt am Main in Germany (2014), Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2019-2000). He was the 2009 Awardee of the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award(Humboldt Foundation and the Ministry of Education and Research of Germany) and the 2016 Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the North (Library of Congress, the United States). During the summer term of 2024, Prof. Peng Guoxiang will serve as a visiting lecturer at the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Göttingen, where he will be responsible for the seminar titled “How to Become a Person of Wisdom in the Cosmos: Essentials of Confucianism.”

Focus: Chinese Philosophy, Intellectual History, and Religions, especially Confucianism


Selected Publications:

The Unfolding of the Innate Good Knowing: Wang Ji and the Yangming Learning in Mid-Late Ming (2003, 2005, 2015, 2023), Confucian Tradition: Between Religion and Humanism (2007, 2016, 2023).

Confucian Tradition and Chinese Philosophy: Retrospect and Prospect in a New Century (2009).

Confucian Tradition from Classical Period to Its Contemporary Transformation: Speculation and Interpretation (2012).

Revision and New Discovery: Historical Study of Pre-Modern Confucianism from Northern Song till Early Qing Dynasty(2013, 2015).

Reconstruction of This Culture of Ours: Confucianism and Contemporary World (2013, 2018, 2019).

This-worldly Concern of the wise: The Political and Social Thought of Mou Zongsan (1909-1995) (2016).

The Methodology of Doing Chinese Philosophy (2020).

Spiritual and Personal Self-cultivation in Confucian Tradition (2022).