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Yi Chen

Level 4, Building 1a, Faculty of Society & Design, Bond University

Professional biography

Yi Chen 陳怡 entered academia in Fu Dan University, Shanghai, China with a B.A. in Chinese Literature (1995) and an M.A. (1998) and Ph.D. (2001) in Western Philosophy. She taught Ethics at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics before embarking on a pursuit for the cultural roots of philosophy, with an M.A.in Ancient Greek and Latin Classics at the University of Arizona, U.S.A. (2008) and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto, Canada (2015) where she developed a phenomenological approach to literary comparison. Subsequently she held an Alexander-von-Humboldt Research Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2016–2017), working on “Deceptive Simplicity” as an aesthetic principle. Yi Chen joined the Faculty of Society and Design at Bond University in 2017.

Professional appointments

  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2016-2017)
  • Lecturer, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (2015-2016)
  • Lecturer, York University, Toronto, Canada (2015-2016)
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland (2015)
  • Assistant Professor of Ethics, Department of Philosophy, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai, China (2001-2004)

Teaching expertise

Confucian Philosophy
East Asian Philosophy
Japanese Aesthetics
Phenomenology
Ethics
Comparative Literature
Philosophy of Comparison

Subjects

  • PHIL11-121: Cultural and Ethical Values
  • PHIL11-106: Understanding East Asian Cultures
  • PHIL12-203: Buddhist Philosophy

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Art in Chinese Literature, Fu Dan University, Shanghai, China
  • Master of Arts in Philosophy, Fu Dan University, Shanghai, China
  • Master of Arts in Classics, University of Arizona, Tucson, U.S.A.
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, Fu Dan University, Shanghai, China
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada