Professor Fung is an analytic philosopher with special interest in Chinese philosophy and comparative philosophy. Before joining the HKUST, he was a research fellow at the Institute of East Asian Philosophies, Singapore, from 1985 to 1987, and taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 1987 to 1997. In 1991 and 1993, he visited the National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, as a research professor. He was a visiting philosopher of the Faculty of Philosophy and the Institute for Chinese Studies, the University of Oxford, in 2003. He visited Oxford again as an associate member and visiting scholar of the Institute for Chinese Studies from November 2009 to August 2010..
Confucianism; Buddhist philosophy; logic and philosophy of language in ancient China; comparative philosophy.
"A Logical Analysis of the ‘White-Horse’ Dialogue.” Presented at the APA Pacific Meeting, San Francisco, 22-27 March 2005. (forthcoming)
"Davidson’s Charity in the Context of Chinese Philosophy.” In Davidson’s Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy: Constructive Engagement, ed. by Bo Mou. 117-162. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2006.
"荀子人性論新詮：附「榮辱」篇23字衍之糾謬" [A New Interpretation of Xunzi’s Theory of Human Nature: With an Appendix on the Rectification of the Redundancy Problem of 23 Words in ‘Rong-ru’ Chapter]. NCCU Philosophical Journal (Taiwan: National Chengchi University) 14 (July 2005): 169-230.
"佛理、禪悟與邏輯" [Buddhist Truth, Dhyna-pramit, and Logic]. In《邏輯思想與語言哲學》[Logical Thought and the Philosophy of Language], ed. by the Division of Humanities, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. 25-57. Taipei: Student Book Company, 1997.
“Wang Yang-ming’s Theory of Liang-zhi: A New Interpretation of Wang Yang-ming’s Philosophy,” Tsing-hua Journal of Chinese Studies (Taiwan: National Tsing-hua University), vol. 42, no. 2 (June 2012).
“Two Sense of ‘Wei’: A New Interpretation of Xunzi’s Theory of Human Nature,” Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, vol. 11, no. 2 (June 2012). http://hdl.handle.net/1783.1/7284
"Ren as a Heavy Concept in the Analects," forthcoming.
"Introduction: Philosophical Language and Logic in Later Mohism,” (Special Theme: Philosophical Language and Logic in Later Mohism) Journal of Chinese Philosophy, forthcoming.
“A Logical Perspective on the Parallelism in Later Mohism,” (Special Theme: Philosophical Language and Logic in Later Mohism) Journal of Chinese Philosophy, forthcoming.
Philosophy of Language and Logic in Ancient China, forthcoming.
“Disposition or Imposition? – Remarks on Fingarette’s Lunyu,” Journal of Chinese Philosophy, vol. 37, no. 2 (June 2010), pp. 295-311.
“On the Very Idea of Correlative Thinking,” Philosophy Compass (Blackwell) (2010), pp. 1-14.
“School of Names,” History of Chinese Philosophy, ed. by Bo Mou, Routledge, 2009, pp. 164-188.
“Philosophy in the Han Dynasty,” History of Chinese Philosophy, ed. by Bo Mou, Routledge, 2009, pp. 269-302.
“Problematizing Contemporary Confucianism in East Asia,” Teaching Confucianism, ed. by Jeffrey L. Richey, Oxford University Press, 2008, pp. 193-243.
“How to Do Zen (Chan) with Words? – An Approach to Speech Act Theory,” Searle’s Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy: Constructive Engagement, ed. by Bo Mou, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2008, pp. 230-242.
“A Logical Perspective on ‘Discourse on White-Horse’,” Journal of Chinese Philosophy, vol. 34, no. 4 (December 2007), pp. 515-536.
The Myth of ‘Transcendent Immanence’: A Perspective of Analytic Philosophy on Contemporary Neo-Confucianism (「超越內在」的迷思：從分析哲學觀點看當代新儒學), Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2003, vii+267pages.
“The Thesis of Anti-logic in Buddhism,” Comparative Approaches to Chinese Philosophy, ed. by Bo Mou, Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2003, pp. 307-322.
“A New Interpretation of Wang Yang-ming’s Thesis of ‘No Wu (Thing) outside Xin (Mind)’” (王陽明「心外無物」說新詮) Tsing-hua Journal of Chinese Studies (Taiwan: National Tsing-hua University (October 2003), pp. 65-85.
“Three Dogmas of New Confucianism: A Perspective of Analytic Philosophy,” Two roads to Wisdom: Chinese and Analytic Philosophical Traditions, ed. by Bo Mou, Open Court, 2001, pp. 245-266.
Gongsun Longzi: A Perspective of Analytic Philosophy (公孫龍子), Taipei: Tung Tai Book Company (台北：東大圖書公司), 2000, 3+284 pages.
“The Argument of ‘Brains in a Vat’ and the Problem of Skepticism” (「桶中之腦」論證與懷疑論的問題), Proceedings of the Fourth Seminar on American Literature and Philosophy (第四屆美國文學與思想研討會論文選集(哲學篇)), Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, October 1995, pp. 177-195.
“A Rational Reconstruction of Zhu Xi’s Theory of Mind and Nature” (朱熹心性論的重建), Proceedings of the International Conference on Zhu Xi (國際朱子學會議論文集), Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, Taipei, May 1993, pp. 437-461.
“The Thesis of ‘Strong A I’ and the Nature of Its Problem” (「強 A I」論旨及其問題的性質), Twenty-First Century Bimonthly (二十一世紀), no. 15 (February 1993), pp. 142-147.
Chinese Philosophy in the Ancient Period (中國古代哲學思想), 4 volumes, Hong Kong: the Open University of Hong Kong (香港公開大學), 1992.
The Methodological Problems of Chinese Philosophy (中國哲學的方法論問題), Taipei: Asian Culture Company (允晨文化實業股份有限公司), 1989, 23 + 347 pages.
“The Restrictions on the Uses of the Argumentative Forms in the Mohist Dialectical Chapters” (《墨辯》論辯說方式之限制), Continent Magazine (大陸雜誌) (September 1989), pp. 15-25.
“The Problems of ‘Four Sentences’ in Mūla-madhyamaka-kārikā and Intuitionistic Logic” (《中論》「四句」與直覺主義邏輯的問題), Legein Semi-annual Journal (鵝湖學誌), no. 3 (September 1989), pp. 125-158.
“The Problems of Logic and Dialectics in Nāgārjuna’s Mūla-madhyamaka-kārikā” (龍樹《中論》的邏輯與辯證問題), Legein Semi-annual Journal (鵝湖學誌), no. 2 (December 1988), pp. 157-171.