Journal of Chinese Philosophy (JCP)

The Department cooperates in the publication of the Journal of Chinese Philosophy (JCP), founded in 1973 by Professor Chung-ying Cheng. The Journal was founded as an organ for the publication of quality articles in Chinese Philosophy and Chinese-Western Comparative Philosophy for the purpose of developing and cultivating Chinese philosophy as an important area for contemporary philosophical thinking. In the last 50 years, the Journal has published over 2500 articles covering all aspects of Chinese philosophy from ancient to the present day. This has included papers on Yijing, Confucianism, Daoism, Legalism, Name School, Neo-Confucianism, Chinese Buddhism, and Contemporary Chinese Philosophy, including Chinese Marxism, the philosophy of logic, metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics, ethics and political philosophy. JCP features an International Editorial Board of 60+ Consulting Editors with Dr. Linyu Gu as Managing Editor and Associate Editor.

The Journal of Chinese Philosophy is undoubtedly unsurpassed in scope, depth, or quality. No China-expert, if such a qualification is scientifically justifiable, can afford not to regularly read this rigorously peer-reviewed journal, which covers Chinese thought in all its phases or stages of development, often making a comparison with ideas, theories or research methods advanced in the West. Along with clarifying comparisons, strenuous efforts to make philosophical materials available (if need be, in translation), and relentless attempts to make appropriate expositions and interpretations are the basic ingredients of JCP. Its founder and editor-in-chief, Professor Chung-ying Cheng, is arguably the world’s leading thinker in the field of comparative philosophy. His views reveal a life-long commitment to Chinese philosophy and a dedicated systemic approach concerned with the ontological interrelationship of all things, no matter the number and kind of distinctions which may be made epistemologically or mentally.” — Hans Kuijper, scholar in Hanxue and philosophy, Leiden University.

Since its founding half a century ago, the Journal of Chinese Philosophy has provided a monumentally delightful center of deep, complex and innovative thought about the rich past and vital future of Chinese philosophy and its place in the wider world. I have learned so very much from working closely with Chung-ying Cheng and Linyu Gu as well as with many other of the Journal’s outstanding contributors.” — Nicholas Bunnin, University of Oxford.

The exploration of Chinese philosophy and of its relationship to Western philosophy is one of the most exciting new developments to have taken place in philosophy in the Anglophone world during the past few decades. Since it was founded fifty years ago, the Journal of Chinese Philosophy has been at the forefront of this exploration. Edited by Chung-ying Cheng, whose deep knowledge of both philosophical traditions ideally suits him to the task, the Journal of Chinese Philosophy has come to constitute an essential and vital part of our contemporary philosophical landscape.” — Michael Forster, Bonn University, Germany.