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Tao Jiang

Director of the Center for Chinese Studies, Rutgers University

Tao Jiang’s primary research interest is classical Chinese philosophy, Mahāyāna Buddhist philosophy (Madhyamaka and Yogācāra), and cross-cultural philosophy. He is currently the director of the Rutgers Center for Chinese Studies.

He is the author of Contexts and Dialogue: Yogācāra Buddhism and Modern Psychology on the Subliminal Mind (Hawaii), the translator of A Guided Tour of the Collected Works of C.G. Jung, and co-editor of an anthology, The Reception and Rendition of Freud in China: China’s Freudian Slip (Routledge). Jiang’s book, Origins of Moral-Political Philosophy in Early China, was published by Oxford University Press in 2021. It received Honorable Mention for the 2023 Joseph Levenson Prize for distinguished scholarship on pre-1900 China from the Association for Asian Studies. He is working on several book manuscripts including one on Zhuangzi’s political philosophy and one on Linji’s Chan/Zen philosophy.

Jiang has a joint appointment in the Philosophy Department. He formerly served as chair of Religion Department. Jiang co-directs the Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy (RWCP) with Dean Zimmerman of Philosophy Department and Stephen Angle of Wesleyan University, and co-chairs the Neo-Confucian Studies Seminar at Columbia University. He is serving on editorial boards of several Asian philosophy journals.

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