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SUN Shangyang

Shangyang Sun
Shangyang Sun




Professor of Philosophy and of Religious Studies of Peking University




SUN Shangyang received his Ph.D. degree from Peking University. From 1991 to 1996 he worked as a researcher at the Institute of Philosophy of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Currently he is Professor of Philosophy and of Religious Studies of Peking University. He was visiting scholar to the Catholic University of America, Yale University, and the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. His major areas of research include the history of Christianity in China and the sociology of religion. Among his major publications are: Christianity and Late-Ming Confucianism, Matteo Ricci and XU Guangqi, A History of Western Philosophy Coming to the East in the 20th Century: Christian Philosophy in China (co-authored), Christianity in China before 1840 (co-authored), and A Sociology of Religion, etc. He is author of more than forty scholarly articles.


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