Research Interests & Projects
Prof. Tu’s research interests include but not limited to the following: Confucian Humanism, Confucian Critique of Enlightenment Mentality, theories of modernity, Chinese history and philosophy, and civilizational dialogue. A major proponent of the third Epoch of Confucian humanism and the idea of “Cultural China,” which attempts to understand what it means to be Chinese within a world context, Prof. Tu interprets Confucian ethics as a spiritual resource for the emerging global community.
Professor Tu is currently working on a number of projects related to Confucian humanism and Confucian ethics:
- Cultural China
- Dialogue Among Civilizations
- Reflection on the Enlightenment Mentality
- Third Epoch of Confucian Humanism