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About Stephen C. Angle

A philosophy writer and researcher specializing in Chinese Philosophy, Confucianism, Neo-Confucianism, and comparative philosophy, Angle’s research focuses on philosophy’s role in human rights, politics, and ethics both in China and globally. Angle’s work is informed by an on-going exchange of ideas with colleagues in universities in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Germany, and France, and through his international philosophy blog, http://warpweftandway.com/.

Fluent in Mandarin and in classical Chinese, Angle has spent Fulbright years in Taipei and in Beijing, and will be a Berggruen Fellow at Peking University during academic year 2016-17. Many of his books and essays have appeared in Chinese translation. Angle’s books include Virtue Ethics and Confucianism (Routledge, 2013), Contemporary Confucian Political Philosophy: Toward Progressive Confucianism (Polity, 2012), Sagehood: The Contemporary Significance of Neo-Confucian Philosophy (Oxford, 2009), and Human Rights and Chinese Thought (Cambridge, 2002). For more information on his research and teaching, see his website.

Positions

Present Professor, Wesleyan University Philosophy
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Present Mansfield Freeman Professor of East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University College of East Asian Studies
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Curriculum Vitae




Courses

  • Classical Chinese Philosophy
  • Cognitive and Ethical Pluralism
  • Mencius
  • Neo-Confucian Chinese Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Human Rights and Chinese Philosophy
  • East Asian Studies Sophomore Colloquium (Pro-seminar)
  • Challenging Confucianism
  • Moral Psychology (section on Classical Chinese Moral Psychology)
  • Reading Classical Chinese Philosophy
  • Sagehood
  • Human Rights Across Cultures
  • Confucianism and Virtue Ethics
  • Modern Chinese Philosophy
  • Philosophy as a Way of Life
  • Chinese Buddhist Philosophy
  • Classical Chinese Philosophy: Chinese Lab
  • Paternalism
  • Comparative Philosophy

Education

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19881994 PhD, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor ‐ Department of Philosophy
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June 1990July 1990 Japanese Language, University of California, Los Angeles
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June 1989July 1989 Japanese Language, University of Washington
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19871988 Advanced Chinese, Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies
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June 1987August 1987 Classical Chinese, Middlebury College ‐ Chinese School
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19831987 BA, Yale University ‐ East Asian Studies
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January 1986May 1986 Semester Abroad, Nanjing University
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June 1984August 1984 Intermediate Chinese, Middlebury College ‐ Chinese School
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