Professor of Philosophy, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, USA
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Chinese Philosophy
Professor Chung-Ying Cheng, is a philosopher-scholar of Chinese and comparative philosophy, and received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Harvard University. He has taught in the Department of Philosophy at University of Hawaii at Manoa as Professor of Philosophy since 1972.
Combining his strong background in both Chinese philosophy and Western philosophy, he was among the first to develop and promote Chinese philosophy in American Philosophical Circles and formalize the discipline of Chinese philosophy as early as 1965. He founded the academic quarterly Journal of Chinese Philosophy in 1973 and has served as its editor-in-chief since then. In 1967 he founded the International Society for Chinese Philosophy, and also founded the International Society for the Yijing in 1985. and laying down the foundation of Chinese philosophy on the basis of the Yijing . He is well known for his philosophical studies of the Yijing and in 2006 he published his seminal work: Origin and System of the Yijing (易学本体论).
Professor Cheng has published 32 books in both English and Chinese and more than 300 papers in various fields of philosophy, including Contemporary Chinese Philosophy, Theory of Confucian Philosophy, Creating Harmony, Ontology and Interpretation (8 volumes including one volume on Onto-Hermeneutics, 1999-2011), Philosophy of Yijing Ontology, Collected Papers of Chung-ying Cheng (4 volumes), and Onto-Aesthetics.
In recent years Professor Cheng has worked on Kant and reciprocal interpretation of Kantian Philosophy with Confucian and Neo-Confucian Philosophy. He is also engaged in systematizing his own philosophy from onto-cosmology and onto-hermeneutics to ethics, aesthetics and political philosophy. Following his critical papers on Davidson, Rorty and Searle, he develops a strong interest in re-interpreting American pragmatism of Peirce, James, Royce, Dewey and Rorty in light of Confucianism and Neo-Confucianism.
Professor Cheng has held visiting professorships at Yale University, Oxford University, London University, and Berlin University. He has also served as the Chair of the Department of Philosophy at National Taiwan University and Director of the Graduate Institute of Philosophy at Taida. His current positions include Visiting Professorships at Beijing University and Tsinghua University, Distinguished Chair Professor at Remin University and Visiting Chair Professor of Humanities at Shanghai Jiaotong University.