Academic Profile

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Academic Profile

Prof Chan Kam Leung Alan

Committee Vice-Chair for New Silk Road Peak of Excellence, President's Office
Dean, College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

College Dean's Office

College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Email: ALANCHAN@NTU.EDU.SG
Phone: (+65)67906983/65148346
Office: HSS-05-60A

Education
  • PhD University of Toronto 1986
  • MA University of Manitoba 1981
  • BA University of Winnipeg 1978
Biography
Alan K. L. Chan is Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at NTU. Previously, he was Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education at the National University of Singapore. His current research centers on early Chinese philosophy and religion, especially Confucianism and Daoism. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.
Research Interests
Chinese Philosophy and Religion; Hermeneutics and Critical Theory; Comparative Philosophy and Religion
Current Projects
  • NTU Forum on Chinese Philosophy
Selected Publications
  • Alan K. L. Chan.(2011). Harmony as a Contested Metaphor and Conceptions of Rightness (Yi) in Early Confucian Ethics. How Should One Live? Comparing Ethics in Ancient China and Greco-Roman Antiquity(37–62). Berlin: De Gruyter.
  • Alan K. L. Chan. (2011). Interpretations of Virtue (De) in Early China. Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 38(1), 158–174.
  • Alan K. L. Chan. (Ed.). (2010). Philosophy and Religion in Early Medieval ChinaUnited States: State University of New York Press.
  • Alan K. L. Chan. (Ed.). (2010). Interpretation and Literature in Early Medieval ChinaUnited States: State University of New York Press.
  • Alan K. L. Chan. (2010). Affectivity and the Nature of the Sage: Gleanings from a Tang Daoist Master. Journal of Daoist Studies, 3, 1-27.

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