Tao Jiang is Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Rutgers, with joint appointment in Religion Department and Philosophy Department. He specializes in pre-Qin 先秦 classical Chinese philosophy, Mahāyāna Buddhist 大乘佛教 philosophy (Madhyamaka 中觀 and Yogācāra 唯識), and cross-cultural philosophy. Jiang's book, Origins of Moral-Political Philosophy in Early China: Contestation of Humaneness, Justice, and Personal Freedom, was published by Oxford University Press in 2021. The book received Honorable Mention for the 2023 Joseph Levenson Prize for distinguished scholarship on pre-1900 China from the Association for Asian Studies. He is also the author of Contexts and Dialogue: Yogācāra Buddhism and Modern Psychology on the Subliminal Mind (University of Hawaii Press) and the co-editor of The Reception and Rendition of Freud in China: China’s Freudian Slip (Routledge). His articles have appeared in leading Asian and comparative philosophy journals and several major anthologies.
Jiang is working on several projects, including a monograph on Zhuangzi's political philosophy and another on Chan/Zen Buddhist philosophy. He co-directs Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy and co-chairs the Neo-Confucian Studies Seminar at Columbia University. He serves on the editorial boards of several leading Asian and comparative philosophy journals.