Feng Liu

Bernhard Karlgren Fellow, SCAS
Associate Professor of Chinese Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing

Feng Liu studied the history of Chinese thought at Northwest University, Xi’an, and in 2001 he received
his Ph.D. from Nankai University, Tianjin. From 2002 to 2004, he did his postdoctoral research in the field
of traditional Chinese philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy, cass. From 2004 on, he is Associate
Professor of Chinese Philosophy at CASS. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge in
2010–2011. He is also now the associate editor of the journal History of Chinese Philosophy (in Chinese)
and the Deputy Secretary-General of the Society of Chinese Philosophy.

His main field of research is traditional Chinese thought, especially Confucianism and Confucian classics
studies. Feng Liu’s publications include the monograph The Theory of Rites in the Pre-Qin Period and
Its Relationship with the Integration of Traditional Chinese Society (2003, in Chinese) and some essays,
such as ‘The Integration of Yin-Yang and Wu-Xing in the Book of Rituals’ (in Chinese), ‘On the Theory
of Selection in the Warring-States Confucianism’ (in Chinese) and ‘The New Development of Ritual Study
in the Song Dynasty’ (in Chinese). In recent years, he has focused his research on ritual learning in the
Chinese Song Dynasty, a comprehensive study combining rituals, Confucian classics and social changes
together. His latest monograph, A New Study of the Learning of Rituals in the North Song Dynasty (in
Chinese), will be published at the end of 2015. He was also part of a research group that examined the
relationship between rituals and traditional Chinese society (2004–2011) and was involved in the ‘Ruzang
Project’ (by Peking University).

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2015-16.