I am associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at National Chengchi University (Taipei, Taiwan), specializing in Chinese Philosophy, Political Philosophy, and Ethics, and holding a Ph.D. from the University of Munich in Chinese Studies and Philosophy.

In the past, I have mostly written on topics of Chinese philosophy and intellectual history (e.g., issues like Neo-Confucianism and its modes of political thinking, the history and methodology of Chinese philosophy, comparative political thought, and modern Chinese thought). My current research project focuses on the question whether and, if so, how Neo-Confucianism, in particular its idea of self-cultivation, can be taken seriously as a comprehensive account of moral experience that is different from Western ethical theories (say Aristotle’s and Kant’s theories). In another research project, I investigate Iris Murdoch’s ethical thinking, especially her understanding of perfection.



  • Die Aufhebung des Politischen – Lü Zuqian und der Aufstieg des Neukonfuzianismus, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Publisher, October 2011;

Review Articles by Christian Meyer, in Monumenta Serica, vol. LX (2012), pp. 537-541; Ralph Weber, in Journal of  Chinese Philosophy, vol. 40:1 (March 2013), pp. 200-205; and Hilde De Weerdt, in China Review International, vol. 19, no. 3 (2012), pp. 468-473.

  • (co-editor with Fabian Heubel), 《聖境與德行:探討安靖如(Steven C. Angle)對宋明理學的詮釋》專輯, Special number of the《中國文哲研究通訊》[Newsletter of the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy], Academia Sinica, September 2013 (126 pages);
  • (co-editor with Carl K.Y. Shaw 蕭高彥),  Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss in the Chinese-Speaking World. Reorienting the Political, Lanham: Lexington Books, February 2017 (282 pages);


Articles and Book Chapters (selected):

  • „Hermeneutics: Non-Western Approaches“, in: The Cambridge Companion to Hermeneutics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018, pp. 286-303;
  • „Modernity, Tyranny, and Crisis: Leo Strauss in China“, chapter in Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss in the Chinese-Speaking World. Reorienting the Political, Lanham: Lexington, 2017, pp. 173-196;
  • „Die Wiederkehr der Moral? Wang Hui und das Ethos der chinesischen Moderne,“ Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie, Vol. 65.3 (2017), pp.535-553;
  • „Der tolle Mensch im transkulturellen Spiegelkabinett – Über die Bedeutung Nietzsches für eine philosophische Auseinandersetzung mit dem Daoismus,“ in: Hans Feger, ed., Nietzsche und die Aufklärung – in Deutschland und in China, Berlin: De Gruyter, forthcoming;
  • „Vereinnahmung des Anderen. Der Sinologe und Philosoph François Jullien,“ Merkur. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Europäisches Denken, August 2014, pp. 728-733;
  • „Paradoxes and Possibilities of ‚Confucian Freedom‘: From Yan Fu (1853-1921) to Mou Zongsan (1909-1995)“, Philosophy East & West, vol. 66: 1 (January 2016), pp. 218-258;
  • „Moral Emotions, Awareness, and Spiritual Freedom in Zhu Xi (1130-1200),“ Asian Philosophy, vol. 23, no. 3 (August 2013), pp. 199-220;
  • „The Virtues of Justice in Zhu Xi,“ chapter in Virtue Ethics and Confucianism, eds. Michael A. Slote and Stephen C. Angle (London: Routledge, 2013), pp. 192-200;


Translations, Reviews, and other Writings (selected):

  • „Überall zu Hause sein. Philosophie und Multikulturalismus“, Merkur. Deutsche Zeitschrift für europäisches Denken, Vol. 72, No. 828 (2018), pp. 57-64;
  • Book review of Oneness and Difference (two volumes), by Brook Ziporyn,  Philosophy East & West, Vol. 65:3 (2015), pp. 949-955;
  • Book review of Das Wichtigste im Leben. Wang Yangming (1472-1529) und seine Nachfolger über die “Verwirklichung des ursprünglichen Wissens” 致良知, by Iso Kern, Basel: Schwabe Verlag, 2010, Philosophy East & West, vol. 63, no. 4 (October 2013), pp. 676-680.