Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Sung Hiu Chuk Winnie

Associate Professor, School of Humanities

Assoc Prof Sung Hiu Chuk Winnie

I received my Honours B.A. in philosophy from University of Toronto in 2006 and completed my Ph.D. studies in Chinese Philosophy at the University of New South Wales in 2010. I worked as a research assistant professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2011 and as a postdoctoral fellow of Chinese Philosophy here at Nanyang Technological University from 2011 to 2012. Since 2012, I have been pursuing further graduate studies in analytic philosophy at the University College London.


Hon. B.A. in Philosophy, University of Toronto (2006)
Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of New South Wales (2010)
MPhil in Philosophy, University College London (2016)
Research Interests
For the past few years my primary research project has been on Confucian thinker Xunzi's thought, focusing in particular on interpreting and working through the implications of Xunzi’s concept of xin (the heart/mind).

I am also interested in moral psychology and issues related to self-knowledge and self-consciousness. Some smaller projects I am currently working on include hypocrisy, self-deception, loyalty, and epistemology of belief.
Current Projects
  • Trustworthiness: Its Contours, Forms, Importance and Limits
Selected Publications
  • Sung, Winnie. (2020). Xin: Being Trustworthy. International Philosophical Quarterly, .
  • Sung, Winnie. (2019). The Early Confucian Worry about Yuan (Resentment). The Journal of Value Inquiry, .
  • Sung, Winnie. (2019). Bu Ren in the Mencius: I Cannot Let You be Harmed. Philosophy East and West, .
  • Winnie Sung. (2017). Li, Qing, and Ethical Transformation in the Xunzi. Asian Philosophy, .
  • Winnie Sung. (2016). Mencius and Xunzi on Xing. Philosophy Compass, 11(11), 632-641.

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