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(1)    Research Papers (partial list: articles in English since 1997)

  • 2022. “Comparative Philosophy as a General Way of Doing Philosophy Through Cross-Tradition Engagement Toward World Philosophy”, Comparative Philosophy 13.2: 4-22. <https://doi.org /10.31979/2151-6014(2022).130205>

  • 2022. “A Holistic Account of Adequacy Conditions for How to Look at Contraries: How Cross-Tradition Engagement in Philosophy Is Possible”, Asian Studies 10.3: 157-79 <DOI: 10.4312/as.2022.10.3.157-179>.

  • 2020. “Naming, Reference and Truth”, in Dao Companion to Chinese Philosophy of Logic, edited by Yiu-ming Fung (Dordrecht: Springer), 33-70.  

  • 2020. “How Gongsun Long’s Double-Reference Thought in His ‘White-Horse-Not-Horse’ Argumentation can Engage with Fregean and Kripkean Approach to the Issue of Reference”, in Rafael Suter, Lisa Indraccolo and Wolfgang Behr (eds), The Gongsun Longzi and Other Neglected Texts: Aligning Philosophical and Philological Perspectives (Berlin: De Gruyter), 169-204.

  • 2018. “A Double-Reference Account of Names in Early China: Case Analyses of Semantic-Syntactic Structures of Names in the Yi-Jing Text, Gongsun Long’s ‘White-Horse-Not-Horse’ Thesis, and Later Mohist Treatment of Parallel Inference”, in Philosophy of Language, Chinese Language, Chinese Philosophy: Constructive Engagement, edited by Bo Mou (Leiden: Brill, 2018), 69-169.

  • 2017. “The Perspective and Perspective-Transcending Dimensions of Consciousness and Its Double-Aboutness Character: Bridging Searle and Zhuang Zi”, Comparative Philosophy 8.1: 114-128.

  • 2016. “How Constructive Engagement in Doing Philosophy Comparatively Is Possible”, Synthesis Philosophica 62: 265-277.2003. “Eternal Dao, Constant Names, and Language Engagement” (this essay is a substantial expansion and revision of “Ultimate Concerns and Language Engagement: A Re-Examination of the Opening Message of the Daodejing” listed below), in Comparative Approaches to Chinese Philosophy (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Ltd.), 245-62.

  • 2016. “How the Validity of the Parallel Inference is Possible: From the Ancient Mohist Diagnose to a Modern Logical Treatment of Its Semantic-Syntactic Structure,” History and Philosophy of Logic 37.4: 301-324.

  • 2016. “On Constructive-Engagement Strategy in Studies of Chinese Philosophy”, in Sor-hoon Tan (ed.), The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy Methodologies (London: Bloomsbury), 199-225.

  • 2015. “Quine's Naturalized Epistemology and Zhuangzi's Daoist Naturalism: How Their Constructive Engagement is Possible,” in The Philosophical Challenge from China, edited by B. Bruya (MIT Press), 303-337.

  • 2015. “Rooted and Rootless Pluralist Approaches to Truth: Two Distinct Interpretations of Wang Chong’s Account,” Comparative Philosophy 6.1: 149-168.

  • 2014. “On the Double-Reference Character of “Hexagram” Names in the Yijing: Engaging Fregean & Kripkean Approaches to the Issue of How Reference is Possible,” Frontiers of Philosophy in China 9.4: 523-537.

  • 2013. “On Daoist Approach to the Issue of Being in Engaging Quinean and Heideggerian Approaches,” in Constructive Engagement of Analytic and Continental Approaches in Philosophy: From the Vantage Point of Comparative Philosophy (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers), 289-319.

  • 2010. “On Constructive-Engagement Strategy of Comparative Philosophy,” Comparative Philosophy 1.1: 1-32. <http://www.comparativephilosophy.org>.

  • 2009. “A Methodological Framework for Cross-Tradition Understanding and ConstructiveEngagement,” in Worldviews and Cultures: Philosophical Reflections from an Intercultural Perspective, edited by Nicole Note, Raul Fornet-Betancout, Josef Estermann, and Diederik Aerts (Dordrecht: Springer), 69-85.

  • 2009. “On Some Methodological Issues Concerning Chinese Philosophy,” in History of Chinese Philosophy (London and New York: Routledge), 1-39.

  • 2009. “Constructive Engagement of Chinese and Western Philosophy: A Contemporary Trend Towards World Philosophy,” in History of Chinese Philosophy (London and New York: Routledge), 571-608
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  • 2008. “Searle, Zhuang Zi, and Transcendental Perspectivism,” in Searle’s Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy: Constructive Engagement (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers), 405-30.

  • 2007. “A Double-Reference Account: Gongsun Long’s ‘White-Horse-Not-Horse’ Thesis,” The Journal of Chinese Philosophy 34.4: 493-513.

  • 2007. “Concept of Truth and Multiple Facets of the Speech-act Equivalence Thesis Concerning ‘True’,” in Truth and Speech Acts: Studies in the Philosophy of Language, edited by Dirk Greimann and Geo Siegwart (London: Routledge), 178-97. 

  • 2006. “Truth Pursuit and Dao Pursuit: From Davidson’s Approach to Classical Daoist Approach in View of the Thesis of Truth as Strategic Normative Goal,” in Davidson’s Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy: Constructive Engagement (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers), 309-49.

  • 2006. “Chinese Philosophy: Language and Logic,” commissioned essay (about 10,000 words) for Encyclopedia of Philosophy (second edition) edited by Donald M. Borchert (Chicago: Thomson-Gale/Macmillan Reference USA), 202-15.

  • 2004. “A Re-examination of the Structure and Content of Confucius’s Version of the Golden Rule,” Philosophy East and West 54.2: 218-48.

  • 2002. “Three Orientations and Four ‘Sins’ in Comparative Studies,” in the APA Newsletters 2.2: 42-5 (in its part on comparative philosophy ed. by Chenyang Li).

  • 2001. “Moral Rules and Moral Experience: A Comparative Analysis of Dewey and Laozi on Morality,” Asian Philosophy 11.3: 161-78.

  • 2001. “Werden-Sein Komplementaritat: Die Yin-Yang-Metaphysische Sicht des Yijing” (“Becoming-Being Complementarity: A Yin-Yang Metaphysical Vision in the Yijing (I Ching)”, invited essay for Polylog: Zeitschrift Fur interkulturelles Philosophieren (Polylog: Journal of Intercultural Philosophy) 7: 42-51 (in German). Its revised English version, “Becoming-Being Complementarity: An Account of the Yin-Yang Metaphysical Vision of the Yi-Jing,” appears in Comparative Approaches to Chinese Philosophy (Aldershot: Ashgate; 2003), 86-96. The Slovak translation (by Marina Čarnogurská) of the above English version appears in the Slovak journal Filozofia (Philosophy) 59/2 (2004): 88-99.

  • 2001. “An Analysis of the Structure of Philosophical Methodology: In View of Comparative Philosophy,” in Two Roads to Wisdom? ---Chinese and Analytic Philosophical Traditions (Chicago, Ill.: Open Court), 337-64.

  • 2001. “The Enumerative Character of Tarski’s Definition of Truth and Its General Character in a Tarskian System,” Synthese 124.1-2: 91-122. 
             
  • 2000. “Ultimate Concerns and Language Engagement: A Re-Examination of the Opening Message of the Daodejing,” Journal of Chinese Philosophy 27.4: 429-39.

  • 2000. “A Metaphilosophical Analysis of the Core Idea of Deflationism,” Metaphilosophy 31.3: 262-86.

  • 2000. “Tarski, Quine, and 'Disquotation' Schema (T),” The Southern Journal of Philosophy 38.1: 119-44.

  • 1999. “The Structure of Chinese Language and Ontological Insights: A Collective-Noun Hypothesis,” Philosophy East and West 49.1: 45-62 [Reprint as section A1.1 (125-146) of Appendix 1“An Expanded Collective-Name Hypothesis Concerning Semantic-Syntactic Structure of Common Nouns” (124-158) of my essay “A Double-Reference Account of Names in Early China” in Bo Mou (ed.) (2018), Philosophy of Language, Chinese Language, Chinese Philosophy: Constructive Engagement (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers); for its expanded version concerning semantic-syntactic structure of common nouns in natural language, see Mou (ed.) 2018, Appendix 1, section A1.2, 146-158.]

  • 1998. “An Analysis of the Ideographic Nature and Structure of the Hexagram of the Yijing: From the Perspective of Philosophy of Language,” Journal of Chinese Philosophy 25.3: 305-20.

  • 1997. “A Pragmatic Insight Regarding Morality: From A Comparative Perspective,” in Weingartner, P., Schurz, G. and Dorn, G. eds: The Role of Pragmatics in Contemporary Philosophy (Kirchberg, Austria), 659-64.

(2)    Other Scholarly Articles (discussions, theme intros, reviews, invited pieces) (partial list)

  • 2022. “An Overall-Complementarity-Seeking Account that Includes and Transcends Harmonious-Complementarity-Seeking Perspective: A Commentary On Chenyang Li’s  Confucian Harmony-Seeking Account / Postscript”, Comparative Philosophy 13.2: 111-144. <https://doi.org/10.31979/2151-6014(2022).130212>

  • 2021. “A Unifying Pluralist Account of Truth and the Case of Chinese Philosophy Examined from the Cross-Tradition Engaging Vantage Point: Reply to Chenyang Li”, Comparative Philosophy 12.2: 147-173. <https://doi.org/10.31979/2151-6014(2021).120211>

  •  2020. “Facing Challenges and Re-Advancing: Toward Constructive Engagement”, APA Newsletter (Asian and Asian American Philosophers and Philosophers) Vol. 20, No. 1 (Fall 2020): 46-49 [invited article in its special-theme issue on “What Is It Like to be a Philosopher of Asian Descent?”] <https://cdn.ymaws. com/www.apaonline.org/resource/collection/2EAF6689-4B0D-4CCB-9DC6-FB926D8FF530/AsianV20n1.pdf>
  • 2018. “General Introduction: Constructive-Engagement Strategy to Explore Chinese Philosophy,” in my edited reference book Chinese Philosophy: Critical Concepts in Philosophy (in Routledge’s “Critical Concepts in Philosophy” series), edited by Bo Mou (London and New York: Routledge).

  • 2018. “Constructive-Engagement Strategy of Doing Philosophy of Language Comparatively: in View of Chinese Language and Chinese Philosophy: A Theme Introduction,” in Philosophy of Language, Chinese Language, Chinese Philosophy: Constructive Engagement, edited by Bo Mou (Leiden: Brill). 1-45.

  • 2015. “Editor’s Postscript: From the Vantage Point of the Constructive-Engagement Strategy of Comparative Philosophy 6.2:, 58-66, <http://www.comparativephilosophy.org>.

  • 2013. “Introduction to Part Two: Constructive Engagement of Analytic and Continental Approaches beyond the Western Tradition,” in Constructive Engagement of Analytic and Continental Approaches in Philosophy: From the Vantage Point of Comparative Philosophy (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers), 147-162.

  • 2012. “Some Thoughts on Identity of Islamic Philosophy,” Comparative Philosophy 3:2, 36-40, <http://www.comparativephilosophy.org>.

  • 2008. “Constructive-Engagement Movement in View of Searle’s Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy: A Theme Introduction,” in Searle’s Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy: Constructive Engagement (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers), 1-14.

  • 2008. “Introduction” to Truth, Meaning, and Method: Selections from the Philosophical Writings of Donald Davidson (Beijing: Shang-Wu-Yin-Shu-Guan [the Commercial Press]), 1-10. (In Chinese)

  • 2007. Column editor’s “Introduction: Methodological Notes” to the special column “Gongsun Long’s ‘White-Horse-Not-Horse’ Argument and Contemporary Philosophy”, in The Journal of Chinese Philosophy 34.4: 465-71.

  • 2006. “How Constructive Engagement of Davidson’s Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy is Possible: A Theme Introduction,” in Davidson’s Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy: Constructive Engagement (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers), 1-33.

  • 2006. “Analytic Movement in Modern Chinese Philosophy and Its Constructive Engagement with Traditional Chinese Philosophy,” in the APA Newsletters 5.2: 22-6.

  • 2006. “Gongsun Long”, article for Encyclopedia of Philosophy (second edition) (Chicago: Thomson-Gale/Macmillan Reference USA), 148-9.

  • 2006. “Hui Shi”, article for Encyclopedia of Philosophy (second edition) (Chicago: Thomson-Gale/Macmillan Reference USA), 472-3.

  • 2003. Book review on Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy (edited by A. S. Cua, Routledge, 2003) for The Review of Metaphysics (December 2003 issue).

(3) Memorial Articles

  • 2022. “In Memoriam: ZHANG Xianglong (1949-2022)”, Comparative Philosophy 13.2: 172-180. <https:// scholarworks.sjsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1531&context=comparativephilosophy> [An earlier shorter (Chinese) variant (14 June 2022) of this memorial article, entitled “缅怀张祥龙” [In Memory of ZHANG Xianglong] (the longer English version and the shorter Chinese versions contain some content that are not included in each other) is posed at the webite of Philosophy Department, Peking University <https://www.phil.pku.edu.cn/xwgg/dnzxlxszl/523823. htm>]
  • 2022, “In Memoriam: SU Guoxun (1942-2021)” [怀念吾师苏国勋], 中国社会科学网[China Social Science Network] <http://ex.cssn.cn/zx/zx_gjzh/zhnew/202201/t20220131_5391249.shtml>. [In Chinese]
  • 2021. “In Memoriam: Adam Morton (1945-2020)”, Comparative Philosophy 12.1: 222-226. Also see <www.amherstcremation.com/memorials/morton.html>.
  • 2017. “In Memoriam: Richard Tieszen (1951-2017)”, Comparative Philosophy 8.2: 106-110. <https:// scholarworks.sjsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1227&context=comparativephilosophy>
  • 2016. “In Memory of Rolf Eberle (1931-2014)”, University of Rochester Philosophy Newsletter, No.49 (Spring 2016), 5-7. <www.sas.rochester.edu/phl/assets/pdf/newsletter2016.pdf>
  • 2014. “缅怀黄楠森先生: 谦谦君子道德文章” [“In Memoriam: HUANG Nanson (1921-2013)”], 《哲学创新的一面旗帜: 黄楠森先生追思录》王东/徐春主编 (北京: 中央编译出版社) [A Banner in Creative Philosophy: In Memory of HUANG Nansen, eds WANG Dong and XU Chun (Beijing: Central Compilation & Translation Press)], 248-254 [In Chinese]
  • 2013. “涂纪亮先生逝世周年追思祭”[In Memoriam: TU Jiliang (2026-2012)], 哲学中国网 [China Philosophy Network] <http://philosophychina.cssn.cn/zxts/wgzx/ztyj_20331/201507/t20150713 _2725900.shtml> [In Chinese]
  • 2008.  “In Memory of Richard Rorty (1931-2007)”, ISCWP Newsletter Vol 6, Issue 1 (January 2008), 6-7. <www.iscwp.org/uploads/1/3/8/9/13896433/iscwp-newsletter-0108.pdf>
  • 2008. “In Memory of Antonio S. Cua (1932-2007)”, ISCWP Newsletter Vol 6, Issue 1 (January 2008), 4-6. <www.iscwp.org/uploads/1/3/8/9/13896433/iscwp-newsletter-0108.pdf>
  • 2003. “戴維森、哲學與中國哲學:追思戴維森]” [“Davidson, Philosophy, and Chinese Philosophy: In Memory of Donald Davidson (1917-2003)”], 《世界哲學》[World Philosophy] 2003 No. 6: 13-18. [In Chinese]



        [The above contents are updated in November 2022]