Personal Statement:

My study of history is life-long and cross-cultural; currently I spend 60-80% time teaching and doing research in China.

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Chinese History in East-West Comparative Perspectives
  • Chinese and Western Theories and Approaches to History
  • Western Intellectual-Cultural History from Chinese Vantage

Current Projects:

  • Chinese History in East-West Comparative Perspectives
    A 700pp. book in Chinese –1st drafting
  • My Journey via Historiographyl
    A book in Chinese of 360 pp. published by the Guangzi shida chubanshe (The Guangxi Normal University Press), 2007.

Selected Publications:

  • “The Qin and Han Empires” in UNESCO, History of Humanity, Vol. III, Ch. 26 .
    UNESCO, Paris, and Routledge, London and New York, 1996.
  • “Confucian, Legalist, and Taoist thought in Later Han”, The Cambridge History of China, Vol. I, Cambridge University Press, l986.
  • Han, Chin, and Six Dynasties Culture, Society, and Institutions
    –Researches on Early Medieval Chinese History, Taipei: Hsin-wen feng Publishing Co.,1997
  • Hsun Yueh and Medieval Confucianism, Liaoning University Press, 2000.
  • Ancient Chinese Thought and Culture: From Comparative Historical Perspectives, Peking University Press, 2001, 2003.
  • Journey Through Historiography (Collected Works of Chi-yun Chen, I), Guangxi Normal University Press, 2007.
  • Confucianism and and Culture-making In Han Dynasty China (Collected Works of Chi-yun Chen, II), Guangxi Normal University Press, 2007
  • “Cultural Encounters and Changing Theories of Culture: China and the West in Modern and Postmodern Times,” in Modern Transformation of Chinese Culture
  • Storia della Scienza (世界科學史百科全書), EStratto dal Vol. II, (a) Science in China, Part I, Echoes from the Pre-imperial Times, Ch. 3,
  • Chi-yun Chen, “Han Confucianism” (漢代儒學)in the Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy (中國哲學百科全書)edited by Antonio C. Cua, R
  • “Immanental Human-beings in Transcendent Time—Epistemological Basis of Pristine Chinese Historical Consciousness,” in The Concept of Time in Ch
  • ”Disparity and Continuum between Ancient Classics and Contemporary Culture : A Historicist Review”(古代经典与当代文化), East-West (
  • Chi-yun Chen,“Orthodoxy as A Mode of Statecraft : The Ancient Chinese Concept of Cheng”, Ch.1, Orthodoxy in Late Imperial China, ed. by Kuang-Chin
  • “Transcendental Thought in Traditional China and the West”, Xueshu yuekan 学术月刊 (Academics Mothly), 2009.2.
    Critique of Major Western Discourses on transcendental thinking in the West and the it lacking in tradition China.
  • “Issues in China’s Cultural Tradition and Modernization” Shehui kexue zhanxian 社会科学战线Social Sciences Frontiers (2009.3)
    Critique of “Survival Values” in the East ern and the Western traditions

Honors and Professional Activities:

  • Honorary Research Fellow, Jilin Academy of Social Sciences, Jilin Province, China.
  • The Chern Professor and Director of the International Institute for Intercultural-Interdisciplinary Researches , Nankai University, Tianjin, China.
  • Honorary Professor, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin, China