Prof Ting-mien LEE

Prof Ting-mien LEE

Assistant Professor
(853) 8822 8252

Consultation Hours
Tuesdays 16:00-17:30 and Fridays 16:00-17:30

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Ph.D. in Sinology, University of Leuven, March 6, 2015.

M.A. in Philosophy, University of Leuven, 2009.

B.A. in Chinese Literature, National Taiwan University, 2006.

Research Interests

Ting-mien Lee’s main research interest lies in the area of classical Chinese philosophy, with a specific focus on the interaction of language, power-struggle strategies, and moral theories in pre-Han and early Han China. Her second research area is the history Mohist studies.

Professional Experience

2017-2018       Research Fellow, Department of Philosophy (Zhuhai), Sun Yat-sen University

2016-2017       Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Tunghai University

Awards & Honors

Postdoctoral Research Project, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (Awarded in 2016)

General Research Project, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (Awarded in 2017)

FWO (Research Foundation Flanders) Ph.D. Fellowship 2010-2014

Selected Publications

Ting-mien Lee (2017), “‘Benevolence-Righteousness’ as Strategic Terminology: Reading Mengzi’s ‘Ren-Yi’ through Strategic Manuals,” Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, Vol. 16, issue 1, pp.15-34.

Ting-mien Lee (2017), “Mozi as a Daoist Sage: An Intertextual Analysis of the “Gongshu” Anecdote,” in Paul van Els & Sarah Queen eds., Between History and Philosophy: Anecdotes in Early China, pp. 93-112. New York: SUNY press.

Ting-mien Lee (2016), “Does Classical Chinese Philosophy Reveal Alternative Rationalities?” in Hung, Tzu-Wei & Lane, Timothy Joseph eds., Rationality: Constraints and Contexts, pp. 195-211. Elsevier.

Ting-mien Lee (2014), “When ‘Ru-Mo’ may not be ‘Confucians and Mohists’ — The Meaning of ‘Ru-Mo’ and Early Intellectual Taxonomy,” Oriens Extremus, 53, pp. 111-138.