• Ph.D. in Philosophy, February 1997; M.A. in Philosophy, May 1993, University of Rochester, USA (1989 - 1996)

  • M.A. in Philosophy, July 1987, Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China (1984 - 1987)

  • B.S. in Mathematics, 1982, The PLA Institute of Technology, China (March 1978 - January 1982)


         Departmental picnic in Fall 2001 (at Natural Bridges State Beach, California)

Professional Experience


  • Founding Director of the SJSU Center for Comparative Philosophy, San Jose State University, USA (2007-2010 term, 2010-2013 term, and 2019-2022 term)

  • Faculty Member [Professor (tenured), present; Associate Professor (tenured); Assistant Professor (tenure-track), since 2000), Department of Philosophy, San Jose State University, San Jose, California, USA

  • Visiting Scholar (with research grant), 1999-2000, Department of Philosophy, University of California at Berkeley, California, USA

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, 1998-1999, Department of Philosophy, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York, USA

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy, 1997-1998, University of Rochester, USA

  • Assistant Research Fellow (equivalent to the rank of Assistant Professor), 1987-1989, Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China


Guest speaker, Donald Davidson (second from left), and some of philosophy faculty members at SJSU, Peter Hadreas, Tom Leddy, Richard Tieszen, and Bo Mou 
(from left to right) on 25th October 2000.





Service to Profession
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