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  • Bond University, Faculty of Society and Design

    4229 Gold Coast

    Australia

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Confucian Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy, Chinese Philosophy, Japanese Aesthetics, Phenomenology, Pragmatism, Philosophy of Comparison, Comparative Literature, East Asian Studies

  • 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
19992019

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Personal profile

Research interests

I am interested in the phenomenological self, aesthetics and environment, from the perspectives of Chinese and Japanese philosophical traditions. My recent publications include a critical evaluations of reward-based ethics for sustainability, an expression of "existential reciprocity" in Confucian propriety; and the aesthetics of "deceptive simplicity" and the confluence of Confucian, Buddist and Shintoist values in Japanese aesthetics. In particular, I pursue how philosophical concepts appear in the structures of Law, Business, Science and Medicine.  

Statement for HDR students

I myself have spent a long period of time as an H.D.R. student, since I pursued two Ph.D. degrees, one in Philosophy from Fu Dan University, Shanghai, China (2001) and one in Comparative Literature from University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (2015), on top of two Master degrees, one also in Philosophy from Fu Dan University (1998), and one in Greek and Latin Classics, from the University of Arizona in Tucson, U.S.A. (2008). Since my field of interests are broad, and I consider philosophy to be a way of life rather than a body of specialised knowledge, I welcome both M.A. and Ph.D. students who wish to inquire deeply into ways to think about and argue for a better being of our individual lives and our cultures, no matter what career they would choose in the future. Such thinking could start out from the East Asian traditions such as Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, and Shintoism, how those contribute to business, law, medicine, biology and/or other domains, and are in turn shaped by our daily lives in society. But I am also especially interested in supervising students who would consider bridging Western and Eastern traditions of thought, through reflecting upon phenomenology, pragmatism, and/or other philosophical traditions, specifically contributing methodologies for ethics and/or aesthetics, or for arts (music, painting, film), poetry and/or architecture, or the roles of ceremony and ritual. A third domain of interest are contributions from such philosophical approaches could make to Australian Aboriginal studies on their path of establishing a “new” philosophy that is especially significant not only for Australia as a nation but also for the longevity of our planet. Let’s talk.

 

Education/Academic qualification

Comparative Literature, Ph.D., University of Toronto

15 Sep 200915 Dec 2014

Classics, M.A., University of Arizona

15 Aug 200610 Dec 2008

Philosophy, Ph.D., Fu Dan University

1 Sep 199831 May 2001

Philosophy, M.A., Fu Dan University

1 Sep 199531 May 1998

Chinese Literature, B.A., Fu Dan University

1 Sep 199020 Jun 1995

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Research Output

Hamlet or Kaonashi: A Non-Metaphorical Approach to the Ghosts within the Self

Chen, Y., Jul 2019, (Unpublished).

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    Mood, Shades, and Hues: Aesthetics and the Phenomenology of Emotion

    Chen, Y., 2019, p. 27-29. 3 p.

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    Savouring the Bland, Speaking the Simple: the “as if” of Confucian Rites (Lǐ 禮)

    Chen, Y., 2019, (Unpublished).

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    The Self, Refracted: A New Confucian Approach to Respect

    Chen, Y., 2019, p. 9. 1 p.

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  • From Kernel to Skin: An aesthetic commentary on Rén 仁 and Lǐ 禮 in the Analects 《論語》of Confucius

    Chen, Y., 2018. 2 p.

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  • Activities

    Journal of East Asian Philosophy (Journal)

    Yi Chen (Member of editorial board)
    2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial Board Member

    Culture and Organization (Journal)

    Yi Chen (Reviewer)
    2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial Board Member

    Symposium on European Languages in East Asia

    Yi Chen (Participant)
    29 Sep 201730 Sep 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...Invited Talk

    Conference on Japanese Philosophy: Sourcebooks for Teaching and Research

    Yi Chen (Participant)
    2 Sep 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...Invited Talk

    Confucianism and World Disharmony: The Quest for Harmony in Differences

    Yi Chen (Participant)
    28 Aug 201931 Aug 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...Oral Presentation