Brief Biography: B.A. Stanford University - Classics, Chinese; M.A. Harvard University - Chinese; Ph.D. Stanford University - Philosophy. Areas of Expertise: Chinese Philosophy,
Ancient Greek Philosophy, Ethics
- Philosophy 1003: Introduction to PhilosophyPhilosophy and Human Nature
- Philosophy 3013: Plato's Republic
- Philosophy 3013: Philosophy of the Daodejing
- Philosophy 3500: Ethics
- Philosophy 4110: Ancient Greek Philosophy
- Philosophy 4140/6140: Classical Chinese Philosophy
- Philosophy 5110/6110: Topics in Ancient & Medieval Philosophy
- Philosophy 5150/6150: Topics in Classical Chinese Philosophy
- Philosophy 5193/6190: Plato (co-taught with Elijah Millgram)
- Philosophy 5500/6500: Contemporary Ethics
- Philosophy 7010: Graduate Proseminar
- Philosophy 7500: Graduate Seminar on Virtue Ethics
- Honors 2101: Intellectual TraditionsAntiquity and the Beginning of the Common Era
- Honors 2104: Intellectual TraditionsCross Cultural Dialogues
Articles, Books, Essays, and Translations
- "Revisiting Xunzi's Philosophy of Language" in Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture 36 (2021), p. 163–84.
- "On Ritual and Legislation" in European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 13:2 (2021), p. 45–64.
- "Xunzi and the Problem of Different Strokes for Different Folks: On Tang Siufu's Self-realization through Confucian Learning" in Dao 19:1 (2020), p. 113–120.
- 柏拉图论‘仁’ ("On Confucian Benevolence in the Philosophy of Plato"), tr. 刘旻娇 Liu Minjiao, in 伦理学术 Academia Ethica 4, ed. 邓安庆 Deng Anqing, June 2018: 29–45.
- "Extended Knowledge and Confucian Tradition" in J. Adam Carter, Andy Clark, Jesper Kallestrup, S. Orestis Palermos, and Duncan Pritchard, eds. Extended Epistemology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.
- "Mencius, Xunzi, and the Legacy of Confucius" in Michael Nylan, ed.,The Analects: A Norton Critical Edition. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2014. (Please note the following errors in this publication: (1) footnote 4 on p. 173 should be labeled as an editor's noteit does not reflect my own view, and (2) the first seven lines of footnote 6 on p. 174 are an erroneous and redundant version of materials in footnotes 2 and 3 on p. 173; the formulations in footnotes 2 and 3 are to be preferred, and the last sentence of footnote 6 should have appeared at the end of footnote 2.)