Virtual round table on Modern and Contemporary Taiwanese Philosophy

Dear Friends,

as part of a new seminar cycle, "Conversations on Chinese Philosophy - A Virtual Symposium", organized at the University of Naples L'Orientale and Tallinn University together with Chiara Luna Ghidini and Lisa Indraccolo, I am happy to invite you to a round table on Modern and Contemporary Taiwanese Philosophy.


Professor Jana S. Rošker, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Professor Lee Ming-huei, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Professor Fabian Heubel, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Professor Huang Kuan-min, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Postdoctoral researcher Dr. Ady van den Stock, Ghent University, Belgium

When: March 4, 2021 at 11.30 am CET
Where: Microsoft Teams
How: register here -
- or send an email to: fbrusadelli [at]

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Prof. Rošker will lead a wonderful group of participants who will discuss the role, function and significance of modern and contemporary Taiwanese philosophy and its contributions to the further development of Chinese philosophy, especially during the second half of the 20th century.

While the Chinese conceptual tradition (especially Confucianism) fell out of favour from the 1950s onwards and was often banned or at least severely criticized on the mainland, Taiwanese philosophers constantly strove to preserve and develop it. Many of them tried to modernize their own traditions through dialogues with Western thought, especially with the ideas of the European Enlightenment. However, it was not only about preserving tradition; in the second half of the 20th century, several complex and coherent philosophical systems emerged in Taiwan. The creation of these discourses is evidence of the great creativity and innovative power of many Taiwanese theorists, whose work is still largely unknown in the Western world.

The participants will also introduce the results of the research project Modern and Contemporary Taiwanese Philosophy (RG004-U-17), which is supported by the Taiwanese Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for international scholarly exchange. In this context, they will introduce two publications:

See you!
Federico Brusadelli