Curriculum Vitae

Present Position

  • Director of the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Peking University
  • Harvard-Yenching Professor of Chinese History and Philosophy and of Confucian Studies,
  • Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

Personal Information

  • Born: February 1940
  • Place of Birth: Kunming, China
  • E-mail: wtu@fas.harvard.edu

Degree

  • B.A. in Chinese Studies, Tunghai University, Taiwan, 1961
  • M.A. in Regional Studies — East Asia, Harvard University, 1963
  • Ph.D. in History and East Asian Languages, Harvard University, 1968

Main Appointments

  • 1966-1967: Lecturer in the Humanities, Tunghai University, Taiwan.
  • 1968-1971: Assistant Professor in East Asian Studies, Princeton University.
  • 1971-1981: Successively Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor of History, University of California at Berkeley.
  • 1981-: Professor of Chinese History and Philosophy, Harvard University.
  • 1983-1986: Chairman, Committee on the Study of Religion, Harvard University.
  • 1986-1989: Chairman, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilization, Harvard University.
  • 1988-:Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1996-: Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute.
  • 1999-2008: Honored as the Harvard-Yenching Professor of Chinese History and Philosophy and of Confucian Studies, Harvard University. It is the first time that a professorship is named on ?onfucian Studies?in the English-speaking world.
  • 2009-:Professor of Philosophy, Peking University.
  • 2010-:Fellow of International Institute of Philosophy.

Other Appointments

  • 1981-: Chair, Harvard Seminar in Confucian Studies.
  • 1984-1992: Overseas Member of Board of Directors, Institute of East Asian Philosophy, Singapore.
  • 1988-: Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • 1990: Visiting Professor at L’Ecole Practique des Haute Etudes, Paris.
  • 1990-1991: Director, Institute of Culture and Communication, East-West Center, Hawaii.
  • 1993-: Co-chair, Seminar on “The Chinese in the Global Community,” Aspen Institute
  • 1995-: Chair, Advisory Board of the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
  • 1997-: Member of the International Advisory Panel, Centre for Civilisational Dialogue, University of Malaya.
  • 1998- 2001: Member of the Advisory Committee to the Program Committee of the Eastern Section of American Philosophical Association.
  • 1998- 2000: Member of the International Advisory Panel, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, National University of Singapore.
  • 2000-: Member of the International Advisory Council of Toda Institute
  • 2001: Group of Eminent Person, the United Nation

One Response to Curriculum Vitae

  1. Edward Tiryakian says:

    Dear Tu Weiming,

    It has been many years since I last saw you at Harvard. I would like to correspond with you about a possible visit to Peking this fall, but I don’t know what your schedule is like or what is your present email at which I can send you a paper.
    Best summertime wishes,

    Ed(ward) Tiryakian
    Professor Emeritus of Sociology
    Duke University

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