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Ergo | Summer 2012

China and the UT Department of Philosophy

During the past year, Xiaosheng Chen, a doctoral candidate from Peking University working on the political philosophy of John Rawls, has been a visiting scholar in our department, working closely with David Reidy.

Jiajun Hu, who has strong interests in Kant, traveled from China to join the department this year as a PhD student. This August, Xinghua Wang and Qianlu Ying from China will join the department, also as PhD students. Wang has an MA from Renmin University, and Ying has an MA from Fudan University. Both have interests in moral and political philosophy and Kant.

And in August, Lian Yu will join the department as a visiting scholar to work with Reidy. Yu is a lawyer now working on a PhD in political philosophy at Renmin University. Like Chen, she comes to UT to study with Reidy with funding from the Chinese government.

Shaomeng Li, a former student of Reidy, is now tenure-track at Beijing Normal University and active in China’s emerging political philosophy community.

John Nolt recently traveled to China to deliver several lectures in environmental philosophy at Nanjing University.

Always “ready for the world,” our department looks forward to further developing intellectual relationships with philosophers and philosophy departments in China.

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