Bryan W. Van Norden is a leading expert on Chinese thought. His most recent book is Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto. He is also the author, translator, or editor of eight other books on Chinese and comparative philosophy, including Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophy.
Van Norden is Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Visiting Professor at Yale-NUS College (Singapore); Chair Professor in the School of Philosophy at Wuhan University (China); Professor of Philosophy, Vassar College (USA).
He is available for presentations, articles, or consultations on Chinese history, philosophy, and current affairs, including but not limited to Confucianism, Daoism (Taoism), Buddhism, and their contemporary relevance.
Professor of Chinese Thought and History, Vassar College
Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Professor, Yale-NUS College
Stanford University, PhD/Philosophy
University of Pennsylvania, BA/Philosophy
Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto, Columbia University Press
Readings in Later Chinese Philosophy (co-editor), Hackett Publishing
Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophy, Hackett Publishing
Virtue Ethics and Consequentialism in Early Chinese Philosophy, Cambridge University Press
Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy (co-editor), Hackett Publishing
Confucius and the Analects: New Essays, Oxford University Press