Director

  • Tao JIANG
  • Research Interests: Mahāyāna Buddhist philosophy, Classical Chinese philosophy, and cross-cultural philosophy

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Professor Jiang’s primary research interest is Mahāyāna Buddhist 大乘佛教 philosophy (Madhyamaka 中觀 and Yogācāra 唯識), pre-Qin 先秦 classical Chinese philosophy, and cross-cultural philosophy. He is 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's new book, Origins of Moral-Political Philosophy in Early China, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2021. He is working on several projects, including a monograph in Chan/Zen Buddhist philosophy that is closest to completion. He co-chairs the Neo-Confucian Studies Seminar at Columbia University and co-chairs the Buddhist Philosophy Unit at the American Academy of Religion. He serves on the editorial boards of several leading Asian and comparative philosophy journals.

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