Song Bin

宋斌
Years of Stay at HYI: 
Sep 2011 to Dec 2012

Song Bin is a lecturer of philosophy at Nankai University. Since he began his studies in philosophy as an undergraduate student at Nankai University, the comparison and synthesis of Chinese and Western philosophy have always been of interest to him. After studying and teaching philosophy and history of science for several years, and researching the relation between science and religion, he now focuses his philosophical thinking upon a comparison of the different religious situations in the Orient and the Occidental. During his stay at HYI, the topic of his research is “The Religious Experience Implied by Confucianism and Daoism before the Qin Dynasty in China ― in the Existential-Phenomenological Horizon”. He thinks that bodily practice, together with “religious experience” gained as a result, is significant to ancient Chinese thought. He intends to carry out a philosophical analysis of these experiences with the aid of modern philosophy of religion.