BEAUMONT, Tim

Research Associate

Email:tbeaumont4@gmail.com

Tim Beaumont obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2016 with a thesis on John Stuart Mill’s ‘Art of Life’. His main interests lie in ethics, political philosophy, 19th century philosophy, and interpretive method. He has recently published articles on Wittgenstein and Quentin Skinner’s contextualism in Philosophical Investigations, and on the interpretation of Mill’s hedonism in the British Journal for the History of Philosophy and Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review. His current research projects focus on Mill’s axiology and its relation to his broader normative philosophy, the method of rational reconstruction in the history of philosophy, and the conceptual analysis of ‘liberty’. At Sun Yat-sen he has taught a general education course entitled Introduction to Philosophy, an undergraduate philosophy course entitled British Philosophy, and a graduate seminar entitled Contemporary Political Philosophy.

CHEN, Jianhong

Professor

Email:chenjianhong@mail.sysu.edu.cn

Chen Jianhong received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, in 2006. He taught philosophy at Nankai University, Tianjin, China, from 2006 to 2015, and currently is professor and chairman of the Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai) at Sun Yat-sen University. He has published, in English and in Chinese, on a variety of topics in political philosophy and religious studies, with a particular focus on Leo Strauss, Carl Schmitt, and Thomas Hobbes.  

EL KHOLI, Hugo

Research Fellow

Email:hugo.elkholi@gmail.com

Hugo El Kholi holds a doctorate in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris. Before joining the Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai) as a Research Fellow, he received doctoral research fellowships from the universities of Oxford and Princeton as well as a post-doctoral fellowship from Sciences Po’s Center for International Studies and Research (CERI). He has taught Philosophy, Politics, International Relations and History at several higher education institutions in France, including Sciences Po and the French Naval Academy. His current research focus is on theories of global justice, metaethical constructivism, Enlightenment philosophy and contemporary Chinese political thought.

GAO, Jian Kang

Post-doc Fellow

Email:416750649@qq.com

Dr. Gao Jiankang has recently joined Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai) at Sun Yat-sen University as a postdoctoral fellow. Gao Jiankang got his doctoral degree in Philosophy from Sun Yat-sen University in June, 2015. And then he has taught philosophy in Beijing Normal University,Zhuhai. He is currently interested in Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s political thoughts, Aristotle’s political philosophy and ethics, the quarrel between the ancients and the moderns, and moral education.

GAO, Yuan

Research Associate

Email:gaoshanyuanquan@hotmail.com

Dr. Gao Yuan (Austin Y. Gao) is the Research Associate at the Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai campus), Sun Yat-Sen University. He obtained his PhD in Philosophy and Theology (Ph.D. = Th.D.) from University of Helsinki, Finland, in 2015. He is the first PhD in Philosophy and Theology appointed by China Scholarship Council in Finland with a Sino-Finnish doctoral programme “Western Classics, Augustine and Medieval Studies” in cooperation with Academy Professor Simo Knuuttila and Chair Professor Miikka Ruokanen. The systematic results have been reflected in his English-language monograph Freedom from Passions in Augustine. His main interests lie in the study of Moral and Political Philosophy, Dogmatics and Systematic Theology, Augustine and Medieval Studies, Philosophy of Emotions/Mind, as well as the Comparative Studies of Sino-Western Philosophy (esp. the dialogue between Finnish Lutheran-Augustinian School and Chinese Philosophy/Religions).  

GODEFROY, Bruno

Post-doc Fellow

Email:bruno.godefroy@gmx.de

Bruno Godefroy received his doctoral degree from Jean Moulin University Lyon 3, in cooperation with Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. He has taught Political Philosophy in Erlangen and at Trinity College Dublin. His research focuses on Political Philosophy and the History of German Ideas. Currently, he is working on the history of the notion of crisis, on the conceptions of time and history in political philosophy, and on a critical analysis of Carl Schmitt’s political theology and its contemporary reception.

HO, Paoshen

Research Fellow

Email:hebaos@mail.sysu.edu.cn

Dr. Ho Paoshen is currently a research fellow in the Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai), Sun Yat-Sen University. Before joining the Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai), he worked as post-doc and adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy, Fu Jen University, Taiwan Province. He earned a Ph.D. in University Innsbruck, Austria and M.A. in Taiwan University. Dr. Ho’s research areas include contemporary analytic philosophy and medieval scholastic philosophy. He focuses mainly on philosophy of religion, metaphysics, epistemology and philosophy of language. He has published a monograph and articles on these areas from a systematic as well as historical perspective. In addition, currently he is also interested in topics related to normativity, contextualism and social epistemology.  

HUANG, Mengxiao

Post-doc Fellow

Email:dream_88110@163.com

Her interests include politics and ethical thoughts of Aristotle, as well as contemporary moral and political philosophy such as the Carl Schmitt, Leo Strauss, Hannah Arendt and John Pocock’s political thoughts. She was graduated from Renmin University of China and took her joint doctoral training at Department of Philosophy Northwestern University under the guidance of Prof. Richard Kraut. Her topic of doctoral dissertation is “Three Modern Interpretations of Aristotle’s Political Thoughts”. She is currently doing her post-doctoral research about Aristotle’s narratives of political friendship(philia politike),focused on how Aristotle’s notions of political friendship can give insights into bridging the gap between individual autonomy and common good at Department of Philosophy(Zhuhai) Sun Yat-sen University.  

KWAK, Jun-Hyeok

Professor

Email:jhkwak@mail.sysu.edu.cn

Jun-Hyeok Kwak is Professor of the Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai), Sun Yat-sen University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2002. Before joining SYSU in 2016, he taught various universities including Korea University, Kyungpook National University, University of Bologna, and the University of Chicago. His research interests lie at the crossroads of political philosophy from Socrates to Machiavelli and contemporary sociopolitical theories. And he currently focuses on constructing reciprocal nondomination as a regulative principle that guides agonistic deliberation between peoples in conflict as well as cultures in tension, with special but not exclusive attention to classical republicans, such as Aristotle, Cicero, and Machiavelli. Currently, he is serving as the General Editor of the Routledge Series of Political Theories in East Asian Context. This series examines the essential theoretical and practical issues spanning around East Asia and provide them with cross-cultural frameworks which illuminate both the particularities of East Asia and the universality of humanity.

LEE, Ting-mien

Research Fellow

Email:tingmien.lee@gmail.com

Ting-mien Lee is currently a research fellow at the Department of Philosophy of Sun Yat-Sen University (Zhuhai). Before joining the department, she was an assistant professor of the Department of Philosophy at Tunghai University. Lee received her B.A. in Chinese Literature from National Taiwan University and M.A. in Philosophy from University of Leuven. She completed her Ph.D. in Sinology at University of Leuven. Her main research interest lies in the area of classical Chinese philosophy, with a specific focus on the interaction of language, power-struggle strategies, and moral theories in pre-Han and early Han China. Her second research area is the history of Mohism and Mohist studies.

LIU, Dai

Research Fellow

Email:liudai82@163.com

Liu Dai received her Ph.D. in philosophy from Peking University, in 2012. She successively hold academic and teaching positions in Tsinghua University and China University of Political Science&Law, from 2012 to 2017, and currently is a research fellow in Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai) at Sun Yat-sen University. Her research interests include Pre-Qin Taoism, Book of Yi, etc. She has published several articles in Chinese Philosophy, with a particular focus on Chuang Tzu.

LU, Yi

Research Associate

Email:luyilouis@hotmail.com

Dr. LU Yi is now a research associate at the Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai), Sun Yat-sen University.He obtained his Ph.D. from Fudan University and finished his joint doctoral program at University Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) from September 2015 to March 2017. His current research interests include psychoanalysis, eastern and western ethics, contemporary French philosophy, philosophy of gender and body.He is currently working on the translation and research of the original texts of Freud and Lacan.

MAO, Xin

Post-doc Fellow

Email:maojinjinjin@126.com

Dr. Mao Xin has recently joined the department of Philosophy (Zhuhai) at Sun Yat-sen University as a postdoctoral fellow. Mao Xin obtained her doctoral degree in social ethics from King’s College, London, Theology and Religious Department, 2017. She has published papers in international journals, such as Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies(A&HCI),Azimuth: Philosophical Coordinates in Modern and Contemporary Age. Mao Xin’s research interest centers mostly on ethical monism, engagement of Levinasian philosophy with contemporary social issues. She is also interested in religious pluralism, philosophy of fecundity, and comparative philosophy.

QIAN, Jie

Professor

Email:qianjie@nankai.edu.cn

QIAN Jie, Ph.D.( Université de Provence), is now professor at Department of Philosophy, Sun Yat-Sen University. His main interests are modern western philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology and aesthetics. His publication includes Principles of Transcendental Genetics (Vol.1), “the starry skies above me”—Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason and the philosophical foundation of Nature Science, the Self and the Other — Chinese and Western Cultures seen from a Comparative View, etc.

QIN, Ji Min

Associate Professor

Email:qinjiming2@163.com

Dr. Jiming QIN has recently joined the Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai) in Sun Yat-sen University as an Associate Professor. Jiming QIN holds a doctorate in philosophy from Renming University of China. Before joining the Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai), he was a lectureship Fellow as well as Post-doctoral Fellow in Sichuan University, and he has taught Research on the history of Confucian Classics. He has published several articles in many journals including Confucius Studies, the History of Chinese Philosophy, etc. And his researches are supported by China Postdoctoral Science Foundation and National Social Science Foundation. His current research interests include Confucian Classics and Traditional Chinese Political Philosophy.

RODRIGUES, Luis Cordeiro

曾聘人员

Email:lccmr1984@gmail.com

Dr. Luis Cordeiro Rodrigues holds a PhD from the University of York. He is currently a research fellow at the Department of Philosophy and has previously taught in the UK and in South Africa. He has published an edited book with Routledge and several articles on animals, terrorism and multiculturalism. Some of the journals he published are Theoria, Critical Studies on Terrorism, The South African Journal of Philosophy, the Journal for Critical Animal Studies, among other journals. 

BEIWEIS, Susanne Kathrin

Research Associate

Email:susanne.beiweis@gmx.at

Dr. Susanne Kathrin Beiweis is currently a Research Associate at the Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai). She received her Ph.D. from the University of Vienna in 2016 with a thesis on Marsilio Ficino’s “De vita libri tres”. Her main interests lie in the history of philosophy and ideas with a specific focus on the intersection of art, nature, and science in the Renaissance and Early Modern period. She has published several articles on theories of astrology, magic, and medicine in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

SABRIER, Pauline

Research Associate

Email:p.sabrier@gmail.com

Dr. Pauline Sabrier has recently joined the Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai) as a Research Associate. She received her PhD from Trinity College Dublin, where she also worked as an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy for a year. She previously studied in France and in Germany. As a specialist in Ancient Philosophy, her primary interest lies in the study of Plato and the Platonist tradition, and she spent many years at the Plato Centre in Dublin. Her current research focuses on metaphysical issues in antiquity, especially Plato’s essentialism and ontological categories in antiquity, in connection with current discussions in metaphysics.

SHANI, Itay

Professor

Email:Ishani479@hotmail.com

Prof. Itay Shani has recently joined the Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai). After having received his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, in 2004, Prof. Shani worked as a teaching associate at Western Ontario, as well as at the University of Haifa in Israel before taking up post-doctoral positions at Wits University and the University of Johannesburg in South-Africa. Prior to joining SYSU he held the position of a research professor at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South-Korea since 2010.

WANG, Kun

Associate Professor

Email:wklb_1982@aliyun.com

Wang Kun holds a doctorate in philosophy from Shandong University, with research experience in the University of Hawaii at Manoa of one academic year. Before joining the Department of Philosophy(Zhuhai) as associate Professor, she was a Post-doctoral Fellow at Perking University, and has got certification for this post-doctoral work experience. Dr. Wang has published articles in fine journals. Her researches are supported by China Postdoctoral Science Foundation and National Social Science Foundation. Dr. Wang's current research interests include Confucian Ethical studies, linguistic philosophy, political philosophy.

WANG, Zheng

Research Associate

Email:xzwangzheng@163.com

Dr. Wang Zheng is a Research Associate at the Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai). He holds an BA in Philosophy from Yangzhou University, an MA in Chinese Philosophy from China University of Political science and Law and a Ph.D in Study of Religion and Chinese Buddhism from Renmin University of China in 2016. Funding by China Scholarship Council (CSC), he was studying in University of Tokyo from 2012 to 2014. He has been published several articles on History of Buddhism in Southern and Northern Dynasties of China, and on old Buddhist manuscripts kept in Dunhuang and Japanese Collections. He also has a great interest in the relationship among the Three Teachings (or Three Religions) in the history of China.

WHEELER, Billy

Research Fellow

Email:billywheeler@mail.sysu.edu.cn

Billy Wheeler is currently Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai). Prior to this he was a Research Associate and Teaching Fellow in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at University College London. Billy gained his PhD in the Philosophy of Science from the University of Cambridge. His interests are mainly concerned with metaphysics and epistemology, particularly as these pertain to science and technology. He has published articles on the nature of idealization in physics and the epistemology of human-robot interaction. In 2017-2018 he will be teaching the undergraduate course ‘Epistemology’. Billy’s ongoing areas of research include the nature of causation, information, virtual reality and robotics. He is also interested in comparative philosophy, particular between Western analytic philosophy and the Madhyamaka School of Buddhism.

XIA, Hui

Research Fellow

Email:xiah6@mail.sysu.edu.cn

Hui Xia holds a doctorate in theology from KU Leuven, Belgium. She has also worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the department of philosophy at St. Louis University MO, USA, in participation of the project of Theology and Philosophy on Intellectual Humility led by Prof. Eleonore Stump. She has published several articles in internationally reviewed journals including Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture, Studia Patristica, etc. Her current research interests include Christian anthropology, Platonism in Early Christian thought, late medieval mysticism of the Low Countries, religious dialogue, Christianity and modernity.

ZHANG, Xiang-Long

Professor

Email:xlzhangmeister@outlook.com

Prof. Zhang Xiang-Long has recently joined the department of Philosophy (Zhuhai) at Sun Yat-sen University as a Chair Professor. He obtained his Ph.D. in SUNY at Buffalo in 1992. He was the faculty member of the dept. of philosophy at Peking University since 1992. His major works include (in Chinese except noted): Heidegger's Thought and Chinese Tao of Heaven (1996, 2007, 2010); From Phenomenology to Confucius (2001, 2011); Sprache und Wirklichkei (coauthored with R. Puligandla, German trans. Christiane Dick, 2005); Thinking to Take Refuge: The Chinese Ancient Philosophies in the Globalization (2007); Nine Lectures on Confucius from Phenomenological Perspective (2009) Showing the Heart of Heaven and Earth by Restoration: The Implications and Ways of Confucian Recurrence (2014); Home and Filial Piety: From the View between the Chinese and the Western, (2017).

YU, Yihsoong

Research Associate

Email:weitt@hotmail.com

Dr. Yu Yihsoong was born and grew up in Malaysia and now is the associate research of Sun Yat-Sen University. His main study is traditional Chinese political thoughts. He finished his Bachelor and Master degrees both in Taiwan Chengchi University, with profession of Political Science and of History respetively, and his Doctoral degree is finished in China Sun-Yat-Sen University with profession of Chinese Philosophy. He had won the top three students award several times in Bachelor program, and also the Chenbainian academic prize in two terms. He had taken part in the Digital-Humanity research team which is under the leadership of Prof. Jin Guantao and Prof. Liu Qingfeng. His supervisor in Doctoral program is Prof. Chen Shaoming. He had published one paper in the very influential China journal “Open Times”, and been chosen as school representative speaker in “Young School Philosophy Forum of Five School in North and South”. Beside the academic career, he had also participated in the social activities that he served as the book editor for works of the Malaysian Congress Member Liew Chin Tong, and had also been the column writer of a Malaysian commentary website “Promethean Fire Review”. ​

YUAN, Yongfeng

Associate Professor

Email:ganlanshux@126.com

Yuan Yongfeng is an Associate Professor of the Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai campus) at Sun Yat-sen University in China. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou campus) in 2014. He taught mathematical and inductive logic at Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, from 2015 to 2017. Now he has published some articles in Synthese, Journal of Logic and Computation, Philosophical Trends, and Studies in Logic, etc. His current research interests include formal logic, epistemology, philosophy of consciousness, cognitive psychology, and philosophy of science.

ZHAO, Ke

Post-doc Fellow

Email:zhaoke0812@163.com

Ke ZHAO is currently a post-doc fellow at the Department of Philosophy of Sun Yat-Sen University (Zhuhai). She obtained her Ph.D. from Nankai University in 2017 with a thesis on Leo Strauss’s Interpretation of Thomas Hobbes’s political philosophy. She is interested in Thomas Hobbes’s political philosophy, Leo Strauss’s thoughts and his interpretation of western political philosophy, “the quarrel between the ancients and the moderns”, and esotericism. Her work now focuses on esotericism.

ZHOU, Zhenquan

Post-doc Fellow

Email:Zhouzhenquan1983@aliyun.com

Dr. Zhou Zhenquan has recently joined Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai) at Sun Yat-sen University as a postdoctoral fellow. He obtained his doctoral degree of Philosophy from Sun Yat-sen University in June, 2015. He then finished his Post-doctor Research at Munich University in June, 2018. He is currently interested in exploring the transcendental ground of every region of human life, such as the transcendental ground of moral action, the possibility of freedom and the truth or fault of the philosophical proposition.