Vincent Shen



Professor and Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture


St. George,


  • BA (1973, Fu-jen)
  • MA (1975, Fu-jen)
  • MA(1977, Philosophy, Louvain)
  • MA (1979, Soc. Sci, Louvain)
  • PhD (1980, Institut Supérieur de Philosophie, Université Catholique de Louvain)

Prof. Shen’s other interests include phenomenology, philosophical problems of technology, culture and religion.

Research Interests:

Chinese Philosophy



  • Vincent Shen, Scholastic Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy (Shilin Zhexue yu Zhongguo Zhexue士林哲學與中國哲學), Beijing: Beijing Commercial Press. January, 2018.
  • Tsinsong Shen, Renovate Confucianism by Returning to its Roots (Fanben Kaixin lun ruxue 返本開新論儒學), Guizhou: Confucius Publishing House, October 2017.
  • Tsingsong Shen, Cong Li Madou dao Heidege: kuawenhua mailuo xia de zhongxi zhexue hudong從利瑪竇到海德格: 跨文化脈絡下的中西哲學互動 (From Matteo Ricci to Heidegger: Interaction Philosophy East and West in an Intercultural Context), Taipei: Commercial Press, 2014. 10.
  • Tsingsong Shen, Keji, Renwen yu Wenhuafazhan, 科技、人文與文化發展 (Technology, Humanities and Cultural Development), Wihan: Wuhan University Press, 2014. 05.
  • Tsingsong Shen, Kuawenhua Zhexue yu Zhongjiao 跨文化哲學與宗教 (Essays on Intercultural Philosophy and Religion), Taipei: Wunan, March, 2012.
  • An Anthology of Vincent Shen (Shandong Education Press, 2005)
  • Generosity to the Other (Chinese Hong Kong University, 2004)
  • Idea of University and Spirit of Strangification (Wunan, 2004)
  • Technology and Culture (Open University Press, 2003)
  • Contrast, Strangification and Dialogue (Wunan, 2002)
  • Taiwan Spirit and Cultural Development (Taipei Commercial Press, 2001)
  • The Philosophy of Paul Ricoeur (Sanming, 2000)
  • The Philosophy of Paul Ricoeur (Sanming, 2000)
  • Taiwan Spirit and Cultural Development (Taipei Commercial Press, 2001)
  • Confucianism, Taoism and Constructive Realism (Vienna University Press,1994)
  • Rebirth of Tradition (Yeqiang, 1992)
  • Technology, Human Values and Postmodernism (Social University Press, 1990)
  • After Physics–The Development of Metaphysics (Newton, 1987)
  • A Philosopher’s Diagnosis of Modern Civilization (Guangqi, 1985)
  • Disenchantment of the World: Impact of Science and Technology on Culture (China Times, 1984)

Edited Books

  • Zhong Hua Xiandai Xing de Tangxuo: Jiantao yu Zhanwang中華現代性的探索:檢討與展望(In Search of Chinese Modernity: Retrospect and Prospect), Taipei: Chengchi University Press, 2014.
  • Dao Companion to Classical Confucian Philosophy, Dordrecht, Heidelberg: Springer, 2014, 404 Pages.  ISBN 978-90-481-2935-5
  • Inter-culturality and Philosophic Discourse, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholar Publishing. 2013, 327 pages. ISBN 1-4438-4895-6
  • Confucian Ethics in Retrospect and Prospect, Washington DC: Council for Research in Value and Philosophy. 2008. ISBN I-56518-245-6
  • Introduction to Philosophy (in simplified Chinese), edited with preface and 3 chapters by Vincent Shen, Guizhou: Guizhou People’s Press. 2004, 354 pages, ISBN7-221-06500-4.
  • Wisdom in China and the West, edited by Vincent Shen and Willard Oxtoby, Prefaced by Vincent Shen, Washington DC: Council for Research in Value and Philosophy. 2004, 413 pages.
  • Chinese Philosophy across the Century (in Chinese), edited with preface, Taipei: Wunan Publishing Co. 2001, 530 pages. ISBN957-11-2481-8