Chung-Ying Cheng
Born (1935-11-08) November 8, 1935 (age 88)
EducationB.A., National Taiwan University
M.A., University of Washington
Ph.D., Harvard University
Alma materHarvard University
Occupation(s)Philosopher, professor, educator

Chung-Ying Cheng (Chinese: 成中英, born November 8, 1935) is a distinguished scholar of Chinese philosophy and Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He is considered one of the pioneers who formalized the field of Chinese philosophy in the United States in the 1960s.[1]

Education and career

Cheng received his B.A. from National Taiwan University in 1956, his M.A. from University of Washington in 1958, and Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1963. He joined the Department of Philosophy at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in 1963. He has lectured at numerous prestigious institutions such as Yale University and Oxford University. He also served as Chair of Department of Philosophy and Director of the Graduate Institute of Philosophy at National Taiwan University. Currently, he is Visiting Chair Professor in Chinese Philosophy at King's College London, visiting professor at Peking University and Tsinghua University, Distinguished Chair Professor at Renmin University, and Visiting Chair Professor of Humanities at Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Cheng's research interests are in the areas of Chinese logic, the I Ching and the origins of Chinese philosophy, Confucian and Neo-Confucian Philosophy, the onto-hermeneutics of Eastern and Western philosophy, and Chan (Zen) philosophy. Recently, he has specifically worked on the philosophy of c-management and Confucian Bio-Ethics as they relate to the Chinese tradition, and on how Chinese culture relates to world culture. He founded the Journal of Chinese Philosophy published by Blackwell Publishers in 1973 and has served as editor-in-chief since then.[2][3]


Edited books

Journal articles and book chapters


  1. ^ Carlin Romano, “Dao Rising: Chinese Philosophy Lifts Off in America,” Chronicle of Higher Education, Vol. 60, No. 4, September 27, 2013, pages B6-B9.
  2. ^ University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa: Chung-ying Cheng (Accessed March 2013)
  3. ^ Journal of Chinese Philosophy - Routledge