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Chin-shing Huang
Chin-shing Huang
Position: Distinguished Research Fellow and Vice President, Academia Sinica
Tel: 02-26523120
Email: huangch@asihp.net

* Academic Experience

Harvard University (June, 1983)

Current and Previous Positions:
2016.9- , Vice President, Acacdemia Sinica
2015-present, Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Chinese History
2014.2-2020.1, Honorary Chair Professor, Department of Chinese Literature, National Sun Yat-sen University (Taiwan)
2012.8-2017.7, Adjunct Chair Professor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Taipei Medical University
2009.10-2016.10, Director, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica

2008- , Distinguished Research Fellow, Academia Sinica
2006.8-2007.8, Chairman of Personnel Council for Humanities and Social Sciences Division, Academia Sinica
2005.4-2010.3, Joint Researcher, Institute of Oriental and Occidental Studies, Kansai University, Japan
2005- , Correspondent Research fellow, Research Center for Chinese Philosophy and Culture, Chinese University of Hong Kong
2004.10-2006.4, Executive Secretary, Academic Advisory Committee
2003.1-2004.9, Deputy Executive Secretary, Academic Advisory Committee
1997-present, Member, Editorial Board, Asia Major
1997, Visiting Scholar, Ecole Francaise d’Extreme-Orient
1994-95, Senior Fulbright Scholar, Princeton University
1994-2000, Head of History Division, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
1990.8-2004.7, Adjunct Professor, Institute of History, National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan)

1990-2008, Senior Research Fellows, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
1990-present Adjunct Professor, Department of History, National Taiwan University

1989-2002, Editor of The Continent Magazine (大陸雜誌)
1985-86, Research Fellow, Institute of Ease Asian Philosophies, Singapore
1983-89, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academic Sinica
1975-76, Assistant Editor of Shih-Huo Monthly (食貨)
1973-76, Instructor in the Department of History, Soochow University, Taipei

* Academic Honors

1990, Award of Distinguished Academic Performance, National Council of Sciences
1991, Award of Distinguished Academic Performance, National Council of Sciences
1994-95, Senior Fulbright Scholar
1998, Outstanding Research Award, National Council of Sciences
2000, Outstanding Research Award, National Council of Sciences
2002, Book Award for Sages and Saints, Bureau of Information and News,
        Administrative Yuan

2002-2007, Chair of Outstanding Scholarship, Foundation for the Advancement of
        Outstanding Scholarship

2006, Guiding Student for Creative Research Award, National Council of Sciences
2007-2012, Chair of Outstanding Scholarship, Foundation for the Advancement of
        Outstanding Scholarship (second receipt)

2008, Elected Academician, Academia Sinica
2009-2012, Research Project for Distinguished Scholar, awarded by National Council
        of Scineces

* Publications
Books ▼

l. Those Days at Harvard
(a) [Tradition Chinese character version] Taipei: Asian Culture Press, 1986, 17l pages; 33nd printing, 1998; enlarged edition, 2009.
(b) [Simplified Chinese character version] Beijing: SDX Joint Publishing Co. (san lian shudian), 1997.
(c) [Simplified Chinese character version] Xian: Shaanxi Normal University Press, 1998.
(d) [Simplified Chinese character and Revised version] Beijing: Zhonghua Book Co., 2009; 2nd printing, 2014.
(e) [Korean edition] Geulhangari Publishers, 2012.

2. Business as a Vocation: The Oral-History of Mr. Wu Ho-su
(a) Taipei: Asian Culture Press, 1988, 3l9 pages; 30th printing, 2004.
(b) [Japanese edition] Tokyo: Kodansha (講談社), 1992.
(c) [English edition] Business as a Vocation, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2002; 2nd printing, 2003.

3. Essays on Historicism and Analytical Philosophy of History
(a) Taipei: Asian Culture Press, 1992, 347 pages; 4th printing, 1999.
(b) [Simplified Chinese character version] Xian: Shaanxi Normal University Press, 2002.

4. Entering the Master's Sanctuary: Power, Belief and Legitimacy in Traditional China
(a) Taipei: Asian Culture Press, 1994, 486 pages; 2nd printing, 2003.
(b) [Simplified Chinese character version] Xian: Shaanxi Normal University Press, 1998.
(c) [Simplified-Chinese-character version] Beijing: Zhonghua Book Co., 2010.

5. Philosophy, Philology, and Politics in Eighteenth-Century China: Li Fu and the Lu-Wang School under the Ch'ing
(a) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. Paperback edition, 2002.
(b) [Simplified Chinese character version] Nanjing: Jiangsu jiaoyu chubanshe, 2010.

6. Sages and Saints: Collected Essays on History and Religion
(a) Taipei: Asian Culture Press, 2001, 298 pages; 2nd printing, 2004.
(b) [Simplified Chinese character version] Beijing: Peking University Press, 2005.

7. Postmodernism and Historiography: A Critical Study
(a) Taipei: San Min Book Co., 2006; 2nd printing, 2009.
(b) [Simplified Chinese character version] Beijing: SDX Joint Publishing Co. (san lian shudian), 2008.

8. From Virtue to Morality: The Transformation of Moral Consciousness during the Late Qing and Early Republic Era
(a) Taipei: Asian Culture Press, 2013.
(b) Simplified Chinese character version, Beijing: Zhonghua Book Co., 2014; 2nd printing, September, 2014.

9. Rulers, Scholars, and Confucian Temples
(a) Beijing: SDX Joint Publishing Co. (san lian shudian), 2014.

10. Postmodernism and New History in China
(a) Kaohsiung: National Sun Yat-sen University Press, 2015.

11. The Holy Ground of Confucianism
(a) Hong Kong: SDX Joint Publishing Co. (H.K. san lian shudian), 2015.

12. A Thinking Reed: The Selected Essays of Huang Chin-shing
(a) Shanghai: Shanghai renmin chubanshe, 2017.


Journal Articles ▼

1. “The Relationship between Historical Explanation and the General Laws: A Critique of Hempel’s Theory of History,” Shih-Huo, vol. 4 no.8 (November 1974), pp. 345-365, also in Thomas Lee ed., History and Historiography (Taipei: Shih-Hou Press, 1980), pp. 393-416.

2. “An Appraisal of Historical Relativism: The View of Beard and Becker,” Shih-Huo, vol. 5 no. 2 (May 1975), pp. 60-75.

3. “The Selected Themes of Analytical Philosophy of History,” Chinese Renaissance, total no. 87 (vol. 8 no. 6, June 1975), pp. 31-34; also in Tu Wei-yun and Huang Chun-Chieh eds., A Comprehensive Anthology of Modern Historiography (Taipei: Huashi Press, 1979), pp. 379-389.

4. “Comments on Karl Mannheim’s Relationism,” Shih-Huo, vol. 7 no. 6 (September 1977), pp. 291-196.

5. “Liang Ch'i-ch'ao and His Ultimate Concern,” translated from English into Chinese by Dr. Yang Shu-hsien, Chinese Historical Review, no. 2 (July 1980), pp. 85-99. Enlarged Edition: “Liang Ch'i-ch'ao and His Ultimate Concern: An Aspect of Modern Chinese Nationalism,” Contemporary Monthly, no. 17 (Sept. 1987), pp. 22-29.

6. “On ‘Method’ and ‘Methodology’: in the Context of Modem Chinese Historiography,” Shih-Huo, vol. 11 no. 5 (August 1981), pp. 17-28.

7. “The Intellectual Background to the Emergence of a Historical Genre--Philosophical Records (xue-an 學案): Discussion from Li Fu’s Book Luzi Xuepu 陸子學譜,” Chinese Studies, vol. 2 no. 1 (June 1984), pp. 201-221.

8. “Rethinking the Concept of ‘Moral Autonomy’ in the Study of Chinese Thought,” Shih-Huo, vol. 14 no. 7-8 (Nov. 1984), pp. 77-88.

9. “Max Weber on the Religion of China: A Paradigm of Comparative Studies,” Shih-Huo, vol. 15 no. 1-2 (June 1985), pp. 32-48.

10. “Moral Autonomy vs. Ethic of Responsibility: Weber diverges from Kant,” Contemporary Monthly, vol. 58 no. 1 (1987), pp. 136-138.

11. “The Term 'hsueh-an' in Historical Perspective,” Shih-Huo, vol.16 no. 9-10 (1987), pp. 18-21.

12. “An Investigation of Early Ch'ing Political Attitudes: The Politicization of Confucian Orthodoxy,” Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, vol. 58 part 1 (March 1987), pp. 105-132.

13. “Chu Hsi versus Lu Hsiang-shan (Chu-Lu i t'ung): A Philosophical Interpretation,” Journal of Chinese Philosophy, vo. 14 issue 2 (June 1987), pp. 179-208.

14. “Confucian Ethic and the Economic Development: Myth or Fact?" China Times (daily newspaper) 9 December 1987.

15. “Neo-Confucianism, Textual Criticism, and Politics: the Development of the Revised Editions of the 'Ta-hsueh' as an Example,” Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, vol. 60 part 4 (December 1989), pp. 889-916.

16. “Between Orthodoxy and Legitimacy: Reflections from the Debates on Ritual Reforms of the Confucian Temple in 1530,” Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, vol. 61 part 4 (December 1990), pp. 917-941. English translation: “The Cultural Politics of Autocracy: The Confucius Temple and Ming Despotism, 1368-1530,” translated by Curtis Dean Smith and Thomas Wilson, in Thomas Wilson ed., On Sacred Grounds: Culture, Society, Politics, and the Formation of the Cult of Confucius (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2002), pp. 267-296.

17. “Power and Belief: The Formation of a National Cult, The Worship of the Confucian Temple in Imperial China,” The Continent Magazine, vol. 86 no. 5 (May 1993), pp. 8-34.

18. “Deconstructing and Reconstructing the Confucian Temple: The Difficulties in the Transformation of Traditional Culture in Modern China," Contemporary Monthly, no. 86 (June 1993), pp. 120-133.

19. “Mencius’ Theory of Four Germs and Theory of Moral Sense: The Limit of a Philosophical Comparison,” The Continent Magazine, vol. 88 no. 5 (May 1994), pp. 1-3.

20. “Knowledge and Belief: Confucian Canonization and the Confucian Conception of Orthodoxy,” New History, vol. 5 no.2 (June 1994), pp. 1-82.

21. “The Confucian Temple as a Ritual System,” Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Studies, New Series XXV, no. 2 (June 1995), pp. 115-136.

22. “The Dual Crises of Modern Chinese Historiography: Remarks on the Birth of the 'New History' and Its Predicament,” Journal of Chinese Studies (Hong Kong), new series no. 6 (1997), pp. 263-285.

23. “Confucianism as a Religion: A Preliminary Study of Comparative Religions,” Asian Studies, Hong Kong, no. 23 (1997), pp. 184-223.

24. “The Humble Words of an Old Rustic and the Culture of the Confucian Temples,” Contemporary Monthly, no. 126 (February 1998), pp. 74-85.

25. “On Iconoclasm and the Cult of 'Sage-Master',” The Continent Magazine, vol. 99 no. 5, (November 1999), pp. 1-8.

26. “'Sages' and 'Saints': Comparisons between Confucianism and Christianity in Terms of Canonization,” Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, vol. 71 part 3 (September 2000), pp. 509-561, pp. 727-729.

27. “Text and Truth: A Critical Study of Derrida’s Impact on Historiography,” New History, vol. 13 no. 3 (September 2002), pp. 43-77.

28. “'History as Literature' Reconsidered: Hayden White and a Poetics of History,” New History, vol. 14 no. 3 (September 2003), pp. 81-121.

29. “Theory of Reading and Historical Understanding,” New History, vol. 16 no. 2 (June 2005), pp. 153-184.

30. “The Quest for Ethical Modernity during the Late Qing: Liang Qichao’s ‘Moral Revolution’ and Its Followers,” New History, vol. 19 no. 4 (December 2008), pp. 77-120.

31. “‘Intellectual History’ in Transformation: From a Viewpoint of Historiography,” Bulletin of the Center for the Study of Asian Cultures (Kansai University), vol. 5 (Feb 2010), pp. 327-354.

32. “The ‘De-religionalization’ of Confucianism in Modern China,” Disquisitions on the Past and Present, no. 22 (June 2011), pp. 33-60. Simplified Chinese character version: Edited by LIU Xiaogan & Research Centre for Chinese Philosophy and Culture, Department of Philosophy, CUHK, in The Journal of Chinese Philosophy and Culture (Guilin: Lijiang Publishing Limited, China, 2012), no. 10 (Sept 2012) Confucianism: Scholarship, Faith, and Self-Cultivation, pp.177-202.

33. “Reflections on My Study of Confucianism as a Religion,” Journal of East Asian Cultural Interaction Studies (Osaka: Kansai University, 2012), Supplemental vol. 8 (Feb 2012), pp. 27-40.

34. “On the Secular Character of Confucianism: Discussion from Li Fu’s Article ‘Yuan Jiao 原教’”, Journal of Intellectual History (Linking Books), no. 1 (September 2013), pp. 59-84.

35. “Chinese New Historiography’s Encounter with Postmodernism,” Historical Studies, total no. 345 (no. 5, 2013/10/15), pp. 24-32.

36. “Reformulating Traditional Thoughts in Modern China: Toward a Philosophy of Discourses?” Shanghai Wen Wei Po (daily newspaper), 31 October 2014, on “Wen Wei Xue Ren 文匯學人” Section, p. 9. [Traditional Chinese character version] in Liu Ts’ui-jung ed., Rethinking Chinese History (Taipei: Linking Books, 2015), pp. 35-42.

37. “The Historical Turn: The Revival of Historical Consciousness in Human Sciences in the Late Twentieth Century,” Shanghai Wen Wei Po (daily newspaper), 22-23 May 2015, on “Wen Wei Xue Ren 文匯學人” Section, pp. 3-6. 又刊於《中國文化》44 (2016.11):1-10。

38. “The Symbolic Expansion of the Meaning and Function of the Rites of Confucian Temples in Imperial China,” Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, vol. 86 part 3 (September 2015), pp. 471-511.

39.〈「書中有書」:《從理學到倫理學》後記〉,《人文與社會科學簡訊》(科技部人文及社會科學研究發展司出版)16.4 (2015.9):107-112。

40.〈文學的真實與歷史的真實:王冕之死〉,《書城》2016年9月號 (總124):36-39。

41.〈從普世史到世界史和全球史——以蘭克史學為分析始點〉,《北京大學學報》(哲學社會科學版)54.2 (2017.3):37-50。



Book Chapters ▼
  1. The Price of having a Sage-Emperor: The Unity of Politics Culture, in IEAP Occasional Paper and Monograph Series no.10 (Singapore: Institute of East Asian Philosophies, 1987, 36p).
  2. “The Rise and Fall of the Martial Temple, 7th-14th Century: A Politico-cultural Analysis,” in 周質平 and Willard J. Peterson, eds., Essays in Honor of Professor Yu Ying-Shih (Taipei:Taipei: Linking Books, 2002), pp.249-282.
  3. “The Rise of Narrative Philosophy of History,” in 丘慧芬, ed., Liberalism and Humanist Tradition (Taipei: Asian Culture Company, 2005), pp.454-491.
  4. “Hsün-tzu: the Confucian Temple’s Absentee,” in Liu Ts’ui-jung, ed., Ssu-fen Hsi Lun-hsueh Chi (Taipei: Asian Culture Company, 2006), volume 1, pp.477-502.
  5. “The Cult of Confucius and Its Religiosity,” in Juji Azuma, Yoshihiro Nikaido, eds., Collected Essays on Rituals and Religions in East Asia (Kansai University, Tokyo: Yushodo Co., 2008), pp.139-165.。
  6.  “Decoding the Symbols of Confucian Temples: Remarks on the Religiosity of Confucianism,” in Hoyt Tillman ed., Essays in Commemoration of Prof. Yu Ying-shih’s 80 Birthday (Taipei: Linking Books, 2009), pp. 535-558.
  7. “The Moral Outlook of Neo-Confucianism: as Viewed from The Great Learning (Da-xue), Reflections on Things at Hand (Jin-si-lu), and Introductions for Practical Learning (Chuan-xi-lu),” in Chen Jo-shui, ed., New Chinese History: Intellectual History Section (Taipei: Linking Books, 2012), pp. 283-316.


Book Editor ▼
  1. ed., with professor Tu Wei-yun (University of Hong-Kong), Reading in the History of Chinese Historiography, 2 vols., Taipei, 1st edition, 1976; 2nd printing, 1979.
  2.  ed., with Dr. Le Kang, History and Social Sciences, Taipei, l981, 1st Printing; 1983, 2nd Printing.
  3. 《陳希達先生紀念文集:事業與情緣》(臺北:陳希達先生紀念文集編輯委員會出版,1997)。


Other Writings ▼
  1. “Confucian Ethic and the Economic Development: Myth or Fact?,” China Times, 9 December 1987.
  2. 〈「書中有書」:《從理學到倫理學》後記〉,《人文與社會科學簡訊》(科技部人文及社會科學研究發展司出版)16.4 (2015.9):107-112。
  3. 〈長者之愛:追憶余國藩院士〉,《中國文哲研究所通訊》25.3(2015.9):41-43;另刊於《書城》(上海)新113(2015.10):43-44。
  4. 〈師門六年記:1977-1983〉,收入田浩編,《文化與歷史的追索──余英時教授八秩壽慶論文集》(臺北:聯經出版公司,2009),頁vi-ix。


Book Reviews ▼
  1. “A Review of Arthur Marwick’s Nautre of History,” Shih-Huo (食貨) 7.1-2 (May 1974): 54-56.
  2. “Review of Utilitarian Confucianism by Hoyt Tillman,” Chinese Studies 5 (June 1985): 146-168.
  3. “Review of From Philosophy to Philology by Benjamin Elman,” Chinese Studies 7 (June 1986): 339-343.
  4. 〈「以序為書」:評介《朱熹的歷史世界》〉,《哈佛人》2003.7:157-160;另刊於《讀書》2003.9:80-84。


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