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

Tao Jiang is Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Rutgers. 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. 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.

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