Yi Guo

Confucianism and Taoism, Beijing
Fellowship: 01.10.2010–30.09.2011


Guo Yi is a Professor at the Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (since 2003); vice Chair of Academic Committee, International Confucian Association (since 2002); guest Professor at China University of Political Science and Law (since 2007); vice President and Chair of Academic Committee, Nishan Confucius Birthplace Academy (since 2008). He was a researcher at Institute of Confucius, Qufu Normal University (1984-1993). After receiving his Ph.D. from Fudan University in Chinese philosophy (1993), he was appointed as assistant professor (1993-1996), then as associate professor (1996-2003) at Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Afterward, he was appointed as visiting scholar at Harvard, USA (1999-2001); as guest Professor at Seoul National University, Korea (2002-2004); and as Fulbright Research Scholar at University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA (2008-2009).


Fields of Research

  • Confucianism
  • Taoism
  • Chinese classics
  • Excavated texts
  • Reconstruction of Chinese philosophy


Publications (Selection)

  • The Guodian Bamboo Texts and the Learning and Thought in Pre-Qin Period (Guodian Zhujian Yu Xianqin Xueshu Sixiang ), 859 pages, Shanghai Educational Publishing House, 2001.
  • Additional and Corrected Version of the Completed Analects of Confucius (Kongzi Jiyu Jiaobu), 614 pages, Qilu Press, 1998.
  • The Modern Construction of Chinese Philosophy, Hebei Journal, No. 4-5, 2009.
  • Knowledge, Value and Life-World - Reconstruction of Philosophy of Dao, »Deutsches Jahrbuch Philosophie« (German Almanac of Philosophy).
  • Looking at Globalism from the Ancient Chinese Organicizing World, International Journal of Decision Ethics, Spring 2008, published by Global Scholarly Publication, New York.
  • The Contemporary Paradigm of Confucianism, International Confucianism Study, Vol. 16, 2008.
  • State Ideology and National Value Supplement Each Other, Philosophical Trends, No. 3, 2007.
  • Between Virtue and Desire – the Core of the Early Confucian Theory of Human Nature and its Development, Confucius Studies, No. 5, 2005.
  • Four Levels of Chinese Social Formation and their Historical Stages, Journal of Literature, History and Philosophy, No. 6, 2003.
  • A New Interpretation of »Taking Classical Chinese Learning as Substance, Taking the Western Learning as Function,« International Confucianism Study, Vol. 7, 1999.