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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. 

“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.