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

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