Dr. Philippe Major
PostDoc - SNSF Project:
„The Exterior of Philosophy:
On the Practice of New Confucianism”
Institute for European Global Studies,
University of Basel
Tel.: +41 (0)61 207 48 65
February 2019 – present: Postdoctoral fellow, Institute for European Global Studies, University of Basel
March 2018 – January 2019: Postdoctoral fellow, Sinology department, KU Leuven (Belgium)
July 2017 – February 2018: Doctoral research fellow, Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
September 2015 – June 2016: International scholar, Sinology department, KU Leuven (Belgium)
2017: PhD in Philosophy, National University of Singapore
Thesis: Is “Modern Confucianism” an Oxymoron? Textual Authority and the Early New Confucian Response to the Modern Tradition of Anti-Traditionalism
2013: M.A. in History, National Taiwan University
2008-2009: Undergraduate studies in East Asian Studies, McGill University (Canada)
2005: B.A. in History, Université du Québec à Montréal
“The Politics of Writing Chinese Philosophy: Xiong Shili’s New Treatise on the Uniqueness of Consciousness and the ‘Crystallization of Oriental Philosophy.’” Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 18, no. 2 (June 2019).
“Tradition and Modernity in Liang Shuming’s Eastern and Western Cultures and Their Philosophies.” Philosophy East & West 68, no. 2 (April 2018): 460-476.
“Textual Authority and Its Naturalization in Liang Shuming’s Dong-Xi wenhua ji qi zhexue.” Monumenta Serica: Journal of Oriental Studies 65, no. 1 (June 2017): 123-145.
“Rethinking the Temporalization of Space in Early Republican China: Liang Shuming’s Eastern and Western Cultures and Their Philosophies.” International Communication of Chinese Culture 4, no. 2 (May 2017): 171-185.
“Tradition and the Translation of Democracy during the Transitional Period of Modern China (1895-1925).” Contemporary Chinese Thought 47, no. 3 (December 2016): 153-165.
Max Ko-wu Huang on the Translation of Democracy during the Transitional Period of Modern China (1895-1925). Special issue of the journal Contemporary Chinese Thought 47, no. 3 (December 2016).
Talks and Public Appearances
Philippe Major Participates in Conference at the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy of Academia Sinica
Researchers from the Institute at the 21st International Conference on Chinese Philosophy
Ralph Weber and Philippe Major at the Biannual Conference of the Nordic Association for Chinese Studies