Recent News from former HYI Director Tu Weiming

Tu Weiming (Research Professor and former Harvard-Yenching Professor of Chinese History and Philosophy and of Confucian Studies) was elected titular member of the Institute of International Philosophy (IIP), representing China, by its latest general assembly (held in Paris on September 17).  IIP, the oldest “honor society” in philosophy, has been dedicated to philosophical inquiry as a global joint venture since 1937.  Currently, there are 106 members from 44 countries, including Habermas (Germany), Hintikka (Finland), D. P. Chattopadhyyaya (India), Appiah (Ghana), Imamichi Tomonobu (Japan), Lektorski (Russia), and Searle (USA). Charles Parsons, Hilary Putnam, and Amartya Sen on the Harvard faculty are also members.