Peng Guoxiang

Years of Stay at HYI: 
Sep 2007 to Aug 2008

Field of Study:

Chinese Philosophy, Intellectual History and Religion, especially Neo-Confucian and contemporary Confucian studies (11th-20th C.)

Current Research Projects and Interests:
  1. Classical Confucianism
  2. Modern Chinese History
  3. Contemporary China
Recent Publications: 
  1. Confucian Tradition: Between Religion and Humanism. Enlarged and revised version, Beijing: Peking University Press, 2018, forthcoming.
  2. Reconstruction of This Culture of Ours: Confucianism and Contemporary World. Enlarged and revised version, Hangzhou: Zhejiang University Press, 2018, forthcoming, 276 p.
  3. This-worldly Concern of the Wise: The Political and Social Thought of Mou Zongsan (1909-1995). Taipei: Linking Press, 2016, 474 p.
  4. The Unfolding of the Innate Knowledge of the Goodness: Wang Ji and the Yangming Learning in Mid-Late Ming. Revised and Enlarged Version, Beijing: Sanlian Book Store, Sanlian and Harvard-Yenching Academic Series, 2015, 680 p.
  5. Revision and New Discovery: Historical Study of Pre-Modern Confucianism from Northern Song till Early Qing Dynasty. Simplified Chinese Version, Beijing: Zhonghua Book Store, 2015, 640 p.
  6. Reconstruction of This Culture of Ours: Confucianism and Contemporary World. Beijing: Peking University Press, 2013, 199 p.
  7. Revision and New Discovery: Historical Study of Pre-Modern Confucianism from Northern Song till Early Qing Dynasty. Traditional Chinese Version, Taipei: Asian Culture Press, 2013, 616 p.
Books or Proceedings Chapters
  1. “Inside the Revival of Confucianism in Mainland China: The Vicissitudesof Confucian Classics in Contemporary China as an Example.” In Philip J. Ivanhoe and Sungmoom Kim edit., Confucianism, A Habit of the Heart: Bellah, Civil Religion, and East Asia. SUNY Press, 2016, chapter 3, pp. 71-84.
  2. “Spiritual and Bodily Exercise: The Religious Significance.” In David Jones and Jinli He edit., Returning to Zhu Xi: Emerging Patterns within the Supreme Polarity. SUNY press, 2015. Chapter 12, pp.325-342.
  3. “Hard-hearted” and “Soft-hearted” Ecologies: A Rereading of Confucian and Daoist Classics.” In James Miller, Dan Smyer Yu and Peter van de Veer edit., Religion and Ecological Sustainability in China. Routledge, 2014, pp.71-83.
  4. “Dialogical Confucianism as a Religious Tradition in a Global Context.” In Philosophical Inquiry between the Global and the Local: Festschrift Dedicated to Professor Liu Shu-hsien, edited by Cheng Chungyi and Lin Yuehui, Taipei: Student Book Company, 2014, pp. 815-831.
  5. “A Heresy of Neo-Confucianism in Early Qing Dynasty: Peng Dingqiu and His Rumen Fayu.” In Transmission and Development: New Studies in Zhu Xi, edited by Chen Lai and Zhu Hanmin, East China Normal University, 2014, pp. 497-510.
  6. “Zhou Rudeng and Buddhism: History and Thought.” In Confucianism and Books: Family, Religion and Material Network, edited by Lu Miawfen, Taipei: Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, 2013, pp. 47-102.
  1. “Realizing Heart-mind and Cultivating Vital Energy: The Spiritual and Bodily Exercise in Mencius,” Academic Monthly, Vol. 4, 2018, pp.5-20.
  2. “Contemporary Chinese Philosophy in the Chinese-Speaking World: An Overview,” Frontiers of Philosophy in China, Vol.1, 2008, pp. 91-119.
  3. “The Spiritual and Intellectual World Revealed in Jing zhenlu and Its Significance.” Confucius Studies, Vol. 1, 2017, pp.121-132.
  4. “On Philosophical Translation.” Journal of East China Normal University (Version of Humanities and Social Sciences), Vol. 6, 2016.
  5. “The Discussion on ‘Five Religions’ and Its Significance in Early Republic of China: A Further Study.” Religion and Philosophy, Vol. 5, 2016, pp. 386-401.
  6. “Rethinking Metaphysics: A Perspective from Chinese Philosophy.” China’s Social Sciences, No. 11, 2015, pp. 60-75.
  7. “The Concept of ‘Five Religions’ of Feng Bingnan (1888-1956) and His Practice.” Chinese Culture, No. 39, 2014, pp.84-97.
  8. “Reconstruction ‘This Culture of Ours’.” People Tribune, No. 3, 2013, pp. 16-20.
  9. “Confucian One-Body Ecological Vision: Rereading the Inquiry of the Great Learning.” Hebei Xuekan, Vol. 2, 2013, pp. 35-38.