GU Hongliang

Years of Stay at HYI

Sep 2010 to Aug 2011

University Affiliation

Gu Hongliang is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at East China Normal University in Shanghai. His research interests focus on modern Chinese philosophy, Confucianism, intellectual history of modern China, as well as comparative studies of Chinese philosophy and Pragmatism. His books include Misunderstanding Pragmatism: John Dewey’s Influence on Modern Chinese Philosophy (2000), The Discourse of Personality in Modern China (2005), Imagining Individual: Transformation of the Conception of Individual in Modern China (co-author, 2006), Confucian Life-world: Rethinking Liang Shuming’s philosophy (2008). At HYI, he will be working on Confucian conceptualization of individual and responsibility in the 20th century.

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