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Ellen Y. ZHANG

Dr. Ellen Y. ZHANG

Head and Associate Professor, Department of Religion and Philosophy

Phone number3411-7283
ORCID number0000-0002-7282-9542



B.A. (Beijing Normal University), M.A. (People’s University of China), Ph.D. (Rice University)

Research area(s):

Philosophy of Religion; Chinese Philosophy (Daoism and Buddhism); and Applied Ethics

Teaching area(s):

Chinese Philosophy and Religion; Western Philosophy; China Studies; Globalization; Gender Studies

Taught previously at:

Temple University (US)

Selected output(s):

1. “Neurogenomics and neuroeudaimonics: Bioethical challenges from a Buddhist perspective” in Interreligious Perspectives on Mind, Genes and the Self, Joseph Tham, Alberto Garcia (eds). London: Routledge, 2018, pp. 31-49.
2. “Daoism, Utopian Imagination and Its Discontents” in Imagination: Cross-Cultural Philosophical Analyses. Hans-Georg Moeller and Andrew Whitehead (eds.). London/New York: Bloomsbury Academic Publishing, 2018, pp.103-126.
3. “Po: Jizang’s Method of Deconstruction” in Dao Companion to Buddhist Studies. eds. Wawrytko, S and Wang, Y. Springer, 2018, pp.189-216.
4. “When the Ground of Being Encounters Emptiness: Tillich and Buddhism” in Paul Tillich and Asian Religion. Keith Chan (ed.). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter publishers, 2017, 87-107.
5. “‘Weapons Are Nothing but Ominous Instruments’: The Daodejing’s View on War and Peace.” Journal of Religious Ethics, Vol.3, 2012, pp. 473-502.

Current project(s):

1. FNRA: “Chinese and Cross-Cultural Health Humanities.”
2. War and Peace: A Daoist perspective
3. Bioethics, Multiculturalism and Religion by UNESCO Chair of Bioethics and Human Rights

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