Vincent Shen

Professor and Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture
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B.A.(1973, Fu-jen) M.A. (1975, Fu-jen), M.A.(1977, Philosophy, Louvain), M.A.(1979, Soc. Sci, Louvain), Ph.D.(1980, Institut Supérieur de Philosophie, Université Catholique de Louvain)


Primary Office

Department of East Asian Studies

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Secondary Office

Department of Philosophy

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Research Interests:  
Chinese Philosophy, Phenomenology, Philosophical Problems of Technology, Culture and Religion



— 2012.03. Tsingsong Shen, Kuawenhua Zhexue yu Zhongjiao 跨文化哲學與宗教(Essays on Intercultural Philosophy and Religion), Taipei: Wunan, March, 2012.

— Disenchantment of the World: Impact of Science and Technology on Culture (China Times, 1984)

— After Physics–The Development of Metaphysics (Newton, 1987)

— A Philosopher’s Diagnosis of Modern Civilization (Guangqi, 1985)

— Technology, Human Values and Postmodernism (Social University Press, 1990)

— Rebirth of Tradition (Yeqiang, 1992)

— Confucianism, Taoism and Constructive Realism (Vienna University Press,1994)

— The Philosophy of Paul Ricoeur (Sanming, 2000)

— Taiwan Spirit and Cultural Development (Taipei Commercial Press, 2001)

— Contrast, Strangification and Dialogue (Wunan, 2002)

— Technology and Culture (Open University Press, 2003)

— Generosity to the Other (Chinese Hong Kong University, 2004)

— Idea of University and Spirit of Strangification (Wunan, 2004)

— An Anthology of Vincent Shen (Shandong Education Press, 2005)



Books edited by Vincent Shen since 2000

Vincent Shen, editor Zhong Hua Xiandai Xing de Tangxuo: Jiantao yu Zhanwang中華現代性的探索:檢討與展望(In Search of Chinese Modernity: Retrospect and Prospect), Taipei: Chengchi University Press, 2014.


Vincent Shen, editor, Dao Companion to Classical Confucian Philosophy, Dordrecht, Heidelberg: Springer, 2014, 404 Pages.  ISBN 978-90-481-2935-5


Vincent Shen, Yolaine Escande and Chenyang Li, editors, Inter-culturality and Philosophic Discourse, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholar Publishing. 2013, 327 pages. ISBN 1-4438-4895-6


Vincent Shen and Kwong-loi Shun, 2008, Confucian Ethics in Retrospect and Prospect, Washington DC: Council for Research in Value and Philosophy. ISBN I-56518-245-6


2004.5, Vincent Shen, Introduction to Philosophy (in simplified Chinese), edited with preface and 3 chapters by Vincent Shen, Guizhou: Guizhou People’s Press, 354 pages, ISBN7-221-06500-4.


2004. 12, Vincent Shen, Wisdom in China and the West, edited by Vincent Shen and Willard Oxtoby, Prefaced by Vincent Shen, Washington DC: Council for Research in Value and Philosophy. 413 pages.


2001.06, Vincent Shen, Chinese Philosophy across the Century (in Chinese), edited with preface, Taipei: Wunan Publishing Co., 2001, 530 pages, ISBN957-11-2481-8