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Academic Research

BOOKS

The Wrong of Rudeness.  Oxford 2019.

Editor, Dao Companion to the Analects.  Springer, 2014.  

Moral Exemplars in the Analects. Routledge, 2011; 2017.

Editor, with Philip J. Ivanhoe,   Mortality in Traditional Chinese Thought.  SUNY, 2011. 


JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS     
“Other People Die and That is the Problem.”  In Alexus McLeod, ed., Chinese Ethics and Political Philosophy (New York:  Bloomsbury Press).  Forthcoming.

“Philosophical Exclusion and Conversational Practices.” Philosophy East and West 67.4(2017): 1023-1038.* 

“Rejoinder to Eric Schliesser.” Philosophy East and West 67.4(2017): 1044-1048.

“Chinese Philosophy and Wider Philosophical Discourses:  Including Chinese Philosophy in General Audience Philosophy Journals.” Newsletter of the APA Committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophies and Philosophers 15.2 (2016): 2-10. 

“Martha and the Masters:  Virtuous Domestic Aesthetic Activity.” Dao:  A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 15 (2016): 257-271.*

Etiquette: A Confucian Contribution to Moral Philosophy.” Ethics 126.2 (2016): 422-446.

"Regret and Moral Maturity:  A Response to Michael Ing and Manyul Im."  Dao:  A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 14.4 (2015):  579-587.

"Looking Philosophical:  Bias, Self-Presentation, and Props."  Hypatia 30.4 (2015): 692-707.


“A Sensible Confucian Perspective on Abortion.” Dao:  A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 14.2(2015):  235-253.*

“From Corpses to Courtesy:  Xunzi and the Defense of Etiquette.” Journal of Value Inquiry 49(2015): 145-159.

Co-authored with Sherri Irvin and Stephen Ellis, "Best Practices for Fostering Diversity in Tenure-Track Searches."  American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy 13.2 (2014):  27-36.

“Subclinical Bias, Manners, and Moral Harm.”  Hypatia 29.2(2014): 287-302.

“Perspectives on Moral Failure in the Analects.”  In Amy Olberding, ed., Dao Companion to the Analects (New York:  Springer Press, 2014).

“Confucius’ Complaints and the Analects’ Account of the Good Life.”  Dao:  A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 12.4 (2013): 417-440.

“‘I Know Not “Seems”’:  Grief for Parents in the Analects.”  In Amy Olberding and Philip J. Ivanhoe, eds., Mortality in Traditional Chinese Thought (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2011).

“Ascending the Hall:  Demeanor and Moral Improvement in the Analects.” Philosophy East and West 59.4(2009): 503-522.

“Dreaming of the Duke of Zhou:  Exemplarism and the Analects.”  Journal of Chinese Philosophy 35.4(2008): 625-639.

“‘A little throat cutting in the meantime’:  Seneca’s Violent Imagery,” Philosophy and Literature 32(2008): 130-144.

“Slowing Death Down:  Mourning in the Analects,” in Confucius Now: Contemporary Encounters with the Analects, ed. David Jones (LaSalle, IL:  Open Court Press, 2008), 137-149. 

“Sorrow and the Sage:  Grief in the Zhuangzi,” Dao:  A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 6.4(2007): 339-359.

“The Educative Function of Personal Style in the Analects,” Philosophy East and West 57.3 (2007): 357-374.

“The Stout Heart:  Seneca’s Strategy for Dispelling Grief,” Ancient Philosophy 25 (2005):1-14.

“‘The Feel of Not to Feel it’:  Lucretius’ Remedy for Death Anxiety,” Philosophy and Literature 29 (2005): 114-129.

“The Consummation of Sorrow:  An Analysis of Confucius’ Grief for Yan Hui,” Philosophy East and West 54 (2004): 279-301.* Translated and reprinted in Fang Xudong 方旭东, ed., Daode zhexue yu rujia chuantong 道德哲学与儒家传统 (Shanghai:  Huadong shifan daxue chubanshe, 2010).

“Mourning, Memory, and Identity:  A Comparative Study of the Constitution of the Self in Grief,” International Philosophical Quarterly 37 (1997): 29-44.