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Professor Cheng Kat Hung Dennis is carrying the concurrent title of Chair Professor of Cultural History. Prior to joining EdUHK in 2012, 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 launching the “NTU Center for 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, first in the Asia Research Institute (ARI) of National University of Singapore as "Senior Visiting Research Fellow" in 2007-2008, and later in the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) of Leiden University as "European Chair of Chinese Studies" in 2010-2011. He has been prolific and research active 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 9 books, 12 editing volumes and more than 70 reviewed articles.
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.
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
Member, Editorial Board of the Journal of Chinese Studies, Institute of Chinese Studies CUHK
Advisor, New Perspectives on Chinese Culture (國學新視野), Hong Kong: China Institute of Culture Limited.
External examiner for PhD graduation committee at Leiden University (2012), National University of Singapore (2006)
Panel Member, Humanities Panel of RAE-2014 Hong Kong
Panel Member, Humanities and Social Science Joint Research Schemes of the RGC
International Advisor, Journal of Chinese Studies and Education of Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia ISSN: 2716-5493
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Inter-institutional Collaboration on the Development of a Generally Recognized University Chinese Test and the Construction of a Complementary Repository of Question Papers
01/09/14 → 31/03/16
Project: Research project
The philosophy of change and the metaphor of body: From the I Ching (The Classic of Changes) to Wenxin Diaolong (Carving the Dragon with a Literary Heart)CHENG, K. H. D., Jun 2023, In: Literature and Theology. 37, 2, p. 121-131
Research output: Contribution to journal › Articles › peer-review
CHENG, K. H. D., 2021, The making of the global Yijing in the modern world: Cross-cultural interpretations and interactions. NG, B. W. (ed.). Singapore: Springer, p. 25-40
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapters