PENG Guoxiang彭國翔 is Qiu Shi Distinguished Professor of Chinese philosophy, intellectual history and religions and the director of Ma Yifu International Center for the Studies in Humanities at Zhejiang University. He was professor at Peking University and Tsinghua University and research fellow at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He is the 2016 Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the North (Library of Congress, USA) and 2009 Awardee of the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award (Humboldt Foundation and the Ministry of Education and Research, Germany).

He has various academic serves including the president of the International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy (ISCWP, USA), board member of the International Confucian Association, China Confucius Foundation, Society of the History of Chinese Philosophy, etc., and board member of Studies in Chinese Religions, Frontiers of Philosophy in China, Comparative and Continental Philosophy, European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, and History of Chinese Philosophy, etc.

He was visiting professor, scholar and research fellow at various universities and institutions around the world, including Arthur Lynn Andrews Chair Distinguished Visiting Professor at University of Hawaii(2003-2004), Visiting Scholar at Harvard-Yenching Institute (2004, 2007-2008), Visiting Scholar at Wesleyan University(2006), Visiting Research Fellow at National Taiwan University(2009), Humboldt Fellow at Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany(2009, 2010), Visiting Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong(2010), Visiting Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Germany(2012), Distinguished Visiting Scholar at National University of Singapore(2012), and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Frankfurt am Main in Germany(2014).

His publications include The Unfolding of the Innate Good Knowing: Wang Ji and the Yangming Learning in Mid-Late Ming (2003, 2005, 2015), Confucian Tradition: Between Religion and Humanism (2007, 2017), Confucian Tradition and Chinese Philosophy: Retrospect and Prospect in a New Century (2009), Confucian Tradition from Classical Period to Its Contemporary Transformation: Speculation and Interpretation(2012), Revision and New Discovery: Historical Study of Pre-Modern Confucianism from Northern Song till Early Qing Dynasty (2013, 2015), Reconstruction of This Culture of Ours: Confucianism and Contemporary World (2013, 2017), This-worldly Concern of the Wise: The Political and Social Thought of Mou Zongsan(1909-1995) (2016) and numerous articles.

Research work

Confucianism, especially Neo-Confucianism and Contemparory New Confucianism Chinese Philosophy and Intellectual History Chinese Religions and Comparative Religious Studies