Chun-chieh Huang, PhD (1980) of the University of Washington (Seattle, USA), used to serve as Adviser to the Confucian Ethics Team of Singapore Ministry of Education, Visiting Professor of the University of Washington, President (Now Honorary President) of Chinese Association for General Education. He is currently Distinguished Chair Professor of National Taiwan University (NTU).

      Professor Huang has been the major leader of the study of “East Asian Confucianisms.” As compared to the 20th century New Confucians who studied Confucianism on a “state-centric” basis, Professor Huang and his team have promoted the study of “East Asian Confucianisms” from a transnational, multi-lingual, transcultural perspective. This new study of Confucianism in 21st century Taiwan has been very much fascinated with two developments in the history of Confucianisms in East Asia: a) the emergence of tensions and fusions between Chinese Confucian values and the specific characteristics of other regions such as Korea, Japan and Vietnam in East Asia, and b) the duality of cultural and political identity exhibited within East Asian Confucianisms among non-Chinese Confucians. The study of Confucianism in Korea, Japan and Vietnam explores the inseparability and tension between cultural and political identity in the minds of Confucian scholars in these countries.

      Professor Huang is a Member of Academic Advisory Committee of Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. He was Chair Professor and Dean (2008-2017) of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences at NTU, the President (2010-11) of the Society for Cultural Interaction in East Asia based on Kansai University, Japan. He was conferred upon Doctor of Cultural Interaction by Kansai University, Japan.

He has been awarded the Wang Fellowship in Chinese Studies, USA (1988), Outstanding Scholar Award (1997-2002), Hu Shih Chair Professorship (2005-6), Sun Yat-sen Academic Award (2006), National Award of Teaching Excellence in General Education (2011), National Academic Award (2011), and National Chair Professor(2013-16), Ministry of Education, Taiwan.

        In addition to 27 volumes in Chinese, Professor Huang authors four books in English, including East Asian Confucianisms: Texts in Contexts (2015), Taiwan in Transformation: Retrospect and Prospect (2014), Humanism in East Asian Confucian Context (2010) and Mencian Hermeneutics: A History of Interpretations in China (2001). His most recent books in Chinese include Discourses of Humanity in East Asian Confucianisms: A History (NTU Press, 2017), Confucianism and Chinese Historical Thinking (NTU Press, 2014), Confucian Classics and Their Ideas in the Cultural Interaction in East Asia (NTU Press, 2010), East Asian Confucianisms: Dialectics between the Classics and Interpretations (NTU Press, 2007) and A History of the Interpretations of the Analects in Tokugawa Japan (NTU Press, 2007). Many of professor Huang’s books had been translated into English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Spanish and Slovene.
      His personal website is: http://huang.cc.ntu.edu.tw