Professor Tu has written more than 30 books in English and Chinese, many of which are available from bookstores. The Chinese publications are listed with their romanized titles and an English translation of the title. English Publications

  • Traditional China (editor, with James T. C. Liu), Englewood Cliffs, N.J: Prentice-Hall, 1970.
  • Centrality and Commonality: An Essay on Chung-yung, Honolulu : University Press of Hawaii, 1976.
  • Humanity and Self-Cultivation, Berkeley: Asian Humanities Press, 1979; Boston: Cheng & Tsui Company, 1998; Chinese translation, 1988 (China) & 1992 (Taiwan).
  • Confucian Ethics Today: The Singapore Challenge, Singapore: Federal Publications, 1984; Chinese translation, 1989 (China).
  • Confucian Thought: Selfhood as Creative Transformation, Albany: SUNY, 1985; Chinese translation, 1991 (China) & 1997 (Taiwan).
  • The Way, Learning and Politics in Classical Confucian Humanism, Singapore: Institute of East Asian Philosophies, 1985.
  • Centrality and Commonality: An Essay on Confucian Religiousness (A revised and enlarged edition of Centrality and Commonality: An Essay on Chung-yung), Albany: SUNY, 1989; Chinese translation, 1999 (China).
  • Confucianism in A Historical Perspective, Singapore: Institute of East Asian Philosophies, 1989.
  • The Confucian World Observed: A Contemporary Discussion of Confucian Humanism in East Asia, (editor, with Milan Hejtmanek and Alan Wachman), Honolulu: East-West Center, 1991.
  • The Triadic Chord: Confucian Ethics, Industrial East Asia, and Max Weber : Proceedings of the 1987 Singapore Conference on Confucian Ethics and the Modernization of Industrial East Asia (editor), Singapore: Institute of East Asian Philosophies, 1991.
  • Way, Learning and Politics: Essays on the Confucian Intellectual, Singapore: Federal Publications, 1989; Albany: SUNY, 1993.
  • Neo-Confucian Thought in Action: Wang Yang-ming’s Youth (Based on dissertation The Quest for Self-realization; A Study of Wang Yang-ming’s Formative Years, 1472-1509, 1968), Berkeley: University of California Press, 1976; Korean translation, 1994.
  • China in Transformation (editor), Harvard University Press, 1994.
  • The Living Tree: Changing Meaning of Being Chinese Today (editor), Stanford University Press, 1994.
  • A Confucian Perspective on Human Rights: The Inaugural Wu Teh Yao Memorial Lectures 1995, Singapore: The Centre for the Arts of National University of Singapore, 1996.
  • Confucian Traditions in East Asian Modernity: Exploring Moral Education and Economic Culture in Japan and the Four Mini-Dragons (editor), Harvard University Press, 1996.
  • The Humanities and the Public Intellectual (An essay prepared for Creative America, a report by the President? Committee on the Arts and the Humanities), Washington, D.C.: President? Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, 1998.
  • Confucianism and Human Rights (editor, with Wm. Theodore de Bary), N.Y.: Columbia University Press, 1998.
  • Confucianism Spirituality (editor, with Mary Evelyn Tucker), Volume 11 of ?orld Spirituality: An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest?Series, New York: Crossroad, 2002.
  • Local Knowledge, Ancient Wisdom: Challenges in Contemporary Spirituality, by TU Weiming (Author, contributor), and the other four authors: Rubellite Kawena Johnson, Charles H. Long, Jill Raitt, Ewert Cousins and Lawrence E. Sullivan; Institute of Culture and Communication East-West Center Honolulu, HAWAII (1991).
  • Boston Confucianism: Portable Tradition in the Late-Modern World (Suny Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture); by TU Weiming (foreword), Robert Cummings Neville (author); State University of New-York Press, September 22, 2000.
  • Confucian Spirituality (World Spirituality: an Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest), Crossroad Publishing Company, June 1, 2002.
  • Confucian Spirituality (World Spirituality), by TU Weiming & Tucker, Mary Evelyn (editors) Volume 1 (June 1, 2003); Volume 2 (July 1, 2004); The Crossroad Publishing Company, New York.
  • Hsieh Liang-tso and the Analects of Confucius: Humane Learning as a Religious Quest (AAR Academy Series) 1st edition, by TU Weiming (foreword), Thomas W.Selover (author), Oxford University Press, January 20, 2005.
  • Joining East and West: a Confucian Perspectives on Human Rights: An Article from Harvard International Review; July 28, 2005.
  • Confucian Studies Volume 1-4: Critical Concepts in Asia Philosophy, by TU Weiming & YAO Xinzhong (editors), London : Routledge, January 15, 2010.
  • The Global Significance of Concrete Humanity: Essays on the Confucian Discourse in Cultural China; Munshirm Manoharlal Pub Pvt Ltd, April 1, 2010.
  • New Horizons in Eastern Humanism: Buddhism, Confucianism and the Quest for Global Peace; by TU Weiming and Daisaku Ikeda; I.B. Tauris, May 24, 2011.
  • Tu Weiming Work Series: Modern Spirit and the Confucian Tradition; Life Reading Joint Publishing, August 1, 2013.

Selected Chinese Publications

  • Sannian de Xu Ai (Three Years?Cultural Reflection in America), Taipei: Zhiwen Press, 1970.
  • Renwen Xinling de Zhendang (Cultivation of the Heart-and-Mind) Taipei: Shibao Publishing Company, 1976.
  • Ruxue di Sanqi Fazhan de Qianjing Wenti (The ?hird Epoch?of Confucian Humanism), Taipei: Lianjing Press, 1989.
  • Rujia Ziwo Yishi de Fansi (Reflection on Confucian Consciousness), Taipei: Lianjing Press, 1990.
  • Rujia Chuantong de Xiandai Zhuanhua (Modern Transformation of Confucian Tradition), ed. Yue Hua, Beijing: Zhongguo Guangbo Dianshi Press, 1992.
  • Wenhua Zhongguo yu Rujia Chuantong (Cultural China and Confucian Tradition), Singapore: National Singapore University Press, 1996.
  • Ruxue Fazhan de Hongguan Toushi (Essays on the Development of Confucianism), editor, Taipei: Zhengzhong Press, 1997.
  • Xiandai Jingsheng yu Rujia Chuantong (Modernity and Confucian Tradition), Taipei: Lianjing Press, 1996; Beijing: Sanlian Publishers, 1997
  • Yiyang Laifu (An Anthology of Tu Weiming), ed. Chen Yinchi, Shanghai: Shanghai Wenyi Press, 1997.
  • Bainian Zhongguo Zhexue Jingdian (20th Century Chinese Philosophy), editor (with Tang Yijie), Shenzhen: Haitian Press, 1998.
  • Shinian Jiyuan Dai Ruxue (East Asian Values and Confucianism), Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1999
  • Du Weiming Xueshu Wenhua Suibi (Anthology of Tu Weiming), ed. Cheng Man-lung, Beijing: Zhongguo Qingnian Press, 1999.
  • Wenhua Zhongguo de Renzhi yu Guanhuai (Cultural China: Issues and Concerns), Taichung: Tunghai University Center for General Education, 1999.
  • Du Weiming Wenji (The Collective Works of Du Weiming, eds. Guo Qiyong & Zheng Wenlong, 5 Volumes), Wuhan: Wuhan Publishing House, 2002.


3 Responses to Books

  1. Robert Pierce says:


    Do not want to disturb him, but does anyone recall the 4 stages of the development of Confucianism as Professor Tu may have delineated them in a 1986 article or book (or at some other time?)

    Xie Xie

  2. Arttatrana Nayak says:

    I disagree with the negative views reflected in the Chinese press during the cultural revolution. Confucius was a progressive thinker. I would very much like to go through the ideas and views of Prof. Du Weiming on the historic development of Chinese philosophy. How does he views Chinese philosophy on the backdrop of Western and the Indian philosophy?

  3. Jeff Miller says:


    Just curious: what English translations of the Four Books does Dr. Tu recommend?




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