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Professor Cheng Kat Hung Dennis is carrying the concurrent title of Chair Professor of Cultural History. Prior to joining EdUHK, Professor Cheng was a full Professor in the Department of Chinese Literature at the National Taiwan University (2002-2012). He is famous for being one of the leaders in involving the “Project of Pursuing for Excellence (first phase)” (2000-2004) and in setting up the “NTU Center for the Study of East Asian Civilization” (2002-2006), both initiated and supported by the Ministry of Education. He had also worked with sixteen scholars from four universities on a collaborative project “Innovative and Inter-disciplinary Program in Contemporary Interpretations of Canonical Texts” supported by the MoE for which he served as the P. I. . He has been active in giving talks at top universities across the east and west. Specifically he had worked in two world leading international institutions in Asian Studies. He was appointed “Senior Visiting Research Fellow” at the Asia Research Institute (ARI) of National University of Singapore in 2007 and appointed “European Chair of Chinese Studies” at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) of Leiden University (2010-2011). He has come to know the latest trends of scholarship in Chinese Studies in particular, and Asian Studies in general. He specializes on a variety of areas in Chinese studies, mainly on Confucianism, Chinese intellectual history and East Asian hermeneutic traditions focusing on the interpretation theories of the Classic of Changes (Yijing and their commentaries), involving the disciplines of history, philology, philosophy, and their inner connections. He had authored 6 books, 12 editing volumes and more than 60 reviewed articles.

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Confucianism, Chinese intellectual history and East Asian hermeneutic traditions focusing on the interpretation theories of the Classic of Changes (Yijing and their commentaries), involving the disciplines of history, philology, philosophy, and their inner connections.

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Chief Editor: Book series of History of Chinese Thought(中國思想史研究叢書), Taipei: National Taiwan University Press

Editor, Newsletter for International Academy for China Studies《國際漢學研究通訊》編輯委員, Beijing: International Academy for China Studies, Peking University

Advisor, New Perspectives on Chinese Culture (國學新視野), Hong Kong: China Institute of Culture Limited.

Visiting scholars at Leiden University, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Princeton University, University of Washington, Hookaido University, Kansai Unversity, Peking University, Tshinghua University and others.

External examiner for PhD graduation committee at Leiden University (2012), National University of Singapore (2006)

Panel Member of the Humanities Panel of RAE-2014 Hong Kong

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