• I received my Ph.D. in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Peking University (2004) specializing in Aesthetics of Literature. With an emphasis on Comparative Literature, my M.A. in Literary Theory from Shandong Normal University was completed in 2001.

    My undergraduate diplomas were in both Chinese literature and English from Shandong and Qufu universities respectively. I did my postdoc project on contemporary Chinese art in the Academy of Arts and Design at Tsinghua University (2004–2007). Before coming to Trinity (2007), I taught classical Chinese Literature at Chonbuk National University, South Korea. In 2005–2006, I was a visiting scholar in the U.S. at the East-West Center, Hawaii and Princeton University.

    • Ph.D., Peking University 
    • Shenmei yu Renjian: Wang Guowei Wenyi Meixue Sixang Yanjiu (Beauty and “This World”: Wang Guowei’s Aesthetic Thinking), Taibei: Huamulan Wenhua chubanshe, March 2015.
    • Co-edited book: Returning to Zhu Xi: Emerging Patterns within the Supreme Polarity, State University of New York Press, 2015.

    Selected Translated Works (English to Chinese)

    • A Reader's Companion to the Confucian Analects, written by Henry Rosemont, Jr. Beijing: Peking University Press, 2020
    • The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence: A Philosophical Translation of The Xiaojing, written by Henry Rosemont, Jr. Roger T. Ames, Beijing: Peking University Press, 2010.
    • Thinking Through Confucius, written by David L. Hall and Roger. T. Ames, Beijing: Peking University Press, 2005.
    • Making This Life Significant – A Philosophical Translation of Dao De Jing, written by Roger. T. Ames and David L. Hall, edited by Xing Wen, Beijing: Xueyuan Chubanshe, 2004.

    Current Projects

    • Chinese Aesthetics Now—Thinking through Wang Guowei.[
    • Chinese Aesthetics and Contemporary Chinese Art.
    • Qing Ethics.


    • Wang Guowei and Chinese Aesthetic Modernity
    • Continuity of Chinese Aesthetics
    • Comparative Aesthetics
    • Contemporary Chinese Art
    • Chines Philosophy
    • Chinese Art History  
    • Classical Chinese 
    • Chinese Language and Literature
    • Contemporary Chinese Art 
    • FYE: Arts and Ideas, Being Young in Asia

    Member of the Visiting Committee for Asian Art of the San Antonio Museum of Art