• 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 
    • Co-edited book: Returning to Zhu Xi: Emerging Patterns within the Supreme Polarity, State University of New York Press, 2015.
    • Shenmei yu Renjian: Wang Guowei Wenyi Meixue Sixang Yanjiu (Beauty and “This World”: Wang Guowei’s Aesthetic Thinking), Taibei: Huamulan Wenhua chubanshe, March 2015.
    • “Wang Guowei’s Interpretation of Kant,” ASIANetwork Exchange: A journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts, Special Issue on Chinese Philosophers and Western Philosophy, edited by Ronnie Littlejohn, Fall/Winter Issue, Vol.22, No.1 (2014): 61-73.
    • (with Rafal Banka) “The Great Body Has No Shape, the Great Art Is    Embodied: Conception of Body in Zhang Huan’s Performance Art”, Polish Journal of Aesthetics, Special Issue on Reality – Expression – Silence in Philosophy and Culture of the East, R. Banka, You Bin, ed.s, Vol.32, (1/2014): 67-78.
    • “Continuity and Evolution: The Idea of ‘Co-creativity’ in Chinese Art,” ASIANetwork Exchange: A journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts, edited by Erin McCarthy and Lisa Trivedi, Spring Issue, Volume 21, 2(2014): 15-23.
    • “The Third Kind of Tragedy: How Wang Guowei Departures from Schopenhauer,” ISCP (International Society for Chinese Philosophy) 17th Conference Selected Papers Volume, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2013): 71-80.
    • “Preface to the Spirit of the Chinese People,” New York: CN Times Books (2013): vii-xxiii.
    • “Preface to Three Confucian Classics: The Gu Hongming Translations,” New York: CN Time Books (2013): v-xvii.
    • “The Second Sex and Contemporary, Chinese Women’s Art: A Case Study of Chen Lingyang,” Subversive Strategies in Contemporary Chinese Art, edited by Mary Bittner Wiseman and Liu Yuedi, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers (2011): 147-169.
    • “Wang Guowei and Aesthetic Modernity,” Wenxue Lilun Qianyan (Frontiers of Literary Theory), edited by Wang Ning, Beijing: Peking University Press (2007): 188-216.
    • “Wang Guowei’s The History of Drama of Song and Yuan Dynasties and the Contemporary’s Misunderstanding of it”, Yishu Baijia (The Hundred Schools of the Arts), 3(2006): 112-118.
    • (Chapter of a book) “A New Rationalism for the Arts,” Aesthetic Thinking on Literature in Contemporary China (Volume II), Edited by Wang Yuechun, Seoul Korea: Xinxing Chubanshe (2003): 187-258.
    • “Heidegger and Contemporary Chinese Literary Theory,” Hebei Xuekan (Hebei Academic Journal), 6(2003): 127-128.
    • “Directions in Chinese Avant-garde Literature,” Shehui Kexue Zhanxian (Social Science Front), 5(2003): 232-235.

    Selected Translated Works (English to Chinese)

    • 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.
    • Original Tao: Inward Training and the Foundations of Taoist Mysticism, Chapter I, written by Harold D Roth, Beijing: Xueyuan Chubanshe (2009):14–44
    • 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.
    • Wang Guowei and Chinese Aesthetic Modernity
    • Continuity of Chinese Aesthetics
    • Comparative Aesthetics
    • Contemporary Chinese Art
    • Chinese Civilization 
    • Chinese Art History 
    • Chines Philosophy 
    • Classical Chinese 
    • Contemporary Chinese Literature 
    • Advanced Chinese Conversation and Composition 
    • First Year Seminar: Art and Life
    • Member of the Visiting Committee for Asian Art of the San Antonio Museum of Art 

    Trinity Service 

    • Comparative Literature Committee 
    • Faculty Senate 
    • First Year Seminar Steering Committee 
    • Assessment Committee of Understanding Cultural Heritage Courses