Administrative and Academic Services

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- present 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.
  • 1996-present Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute.
  • 1999- present 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 on “Confucian Studies” in the English-speaking world.

Selected Other Appointments

  • 1981- present Chair, Harvard Seminar in Confucian Studies.
  • 1986- 1989 Overseas Member of Board of Directors, Institute of East Asian Philosophy, Singapore.
  • 1988- present Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • 1990 Visiting Professor at L’Ecole Practique des Haute Etudies, Paris.
  • 1990-1991 Director, Institute of Culture and Communication, East-West Center, Hawaii.
  • 1993- present Co-chair, Seminar on “The Chinese in the Global Community,” Aspen Institute
  • 1995-present Chair, Advisory Board of the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
  • 1997-present Member of the International Advisory Panel, Centre for Civilisational Dialogue, University of Malaya.
  • 1998- present Member of the Advisory Committee to the Program Committee of the American Philosophical Association.
  • 1998- present Member of the International Advisory Panel, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, National University of Singapore.

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