WONG, Wai-ying

Associate Professor

Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • PhD (Philosophy), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1985)
  • MA (Philosophy), The University of York, UK (1983)
  • MPhil (Philosophy), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1980)
  • BA (Philosophy), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1976)

Areas of Interest

Meta-ethics, Modern Moral Philosophy, Business Ethics, Confucian Ethics, Pre-Ch’in Philosophy, Neo-Confucianism, Contemporary Neo-Confucianism.

Working Experience

  • Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Lingnan University (2000 – present)
  • Associate Professor, School of GeneralEducation, Lingnan University (1997 – 2000)
  • University Lecturer, General EducationDivision, Lingnan College (1993 – 1997)
  • Lecturer, General Education Division, Lingnan College (1991 – 1993)
  • Part-time Lecturer, Philosophy Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1985 – 1991)
  • Part-time Lecturer, Extra-Mural Studies, University of Hong Kong (1986 – 1990)
  • Teaching Assistant, Philosophy Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1984 – 1986)

Publications

  • Wong Wai-ying (forthcoming) , “The Broadening of Life and the Realization of Values: Mr. Tang Chun-i’s Experiential Understanding of Illness and Suffering”, The Journal of Chinese Philosophy and Culture , Guangxi Normal University Press.
  • Wong Wai-ying (forthcoming) , “The Thesis of Single-Rootedness in the Thought of Cheng Hao” , Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy Series: Neo-Confucianism , John Makeham (ed.) , Springer.
  • Wong Wai-ying (2010), “青年眼中的生死存亡”, 善別與知青, 《善別—向臨終者和逝者告別》,蘇淑芳(編),香港︰基督教文藝出版社有限公司,2010年10月,pp.65-107.
  • Wong Wai-ying (2010) , “From Mysteries to Problems: A Higher Order Thinking for the Concept of “Harmony in the Cosmos” (in Chinese)” , A Festschrift for Lao Sze-kwang in Honour of His Eightieth Birthday 《勞思光教授八十華誕祝壽論文集》 , K.Y. Lau, Z.X. Wu & B.L. Lin (eds.) , Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, pp. 161-172 .
  • Wong Wai-ying (2009) , “CHENG Yi” , Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Online publication), Bradley Dowden (ed.) , pp. 1-5 ,, (http://www.iep.utm.edu/chengyi/).
  • Wong Wai-ying (2009) , “儒家倫理中之道德德性與非道德德性” , 《求索之迹:香港中文大學哲學系六十周年系慶論文集.校友卷》 , 劉國英、張燦輝 (編), 香港:中文大學出版社 , pp. 99-110.
  • Wong Wai-ying (2009) , “Vision of the Mind and Spectrum of Consciousness: a possible dialogue between contemporary Neo-Confucianism and transcendental psychology (in Chinese)” , Contemporary Confucianism and Spirituality , K.C. Cheung (ed.), 桂林:廣西師範大學出版社, pp. 105-120.
  • Wong Wai-ying (2009) , “The Discussion on the Other Mind and the Universality of Good Human Nature by Tang Jun-yi and Mou Zhong-san”, Legein Semi-annual Journal, Issue 43, pp. 95-119.
  • Wong Wai-ying (2009) , “The Growth of Death Awareness Through Death Education Among University Students in Hong Kong”, Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, Baywood Publishing Company, Inc. , Vol. 59, Issue 2, pp. 113-128.
  • Wong Wai-ying (2009) , “The Morally Bad in the Philosophy of the Cheng Brothers”, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Blackwell , Vol. 36, Issue 1, pp. 141-156.
  • Wong Wai-ying (2008) , “To Live with Death (in Chinese)” , The Search for Life and Death , S.W. Lai (ed.) , Hong Kong: Dharmasthiti Press , pp. 165 -190.
  • Wong Wai-ying (2008) , “The Purpose and Meaning of Living (in Chinese)” , 《探究宗教 陶造心靈—講座文集》 , L.T. Hung (ed.) , Hong Kong Education Bureau , pp. 27-33.
  • Wong Wai-ying (2008) , “Regarding ‘Regarding the Pain of Others’ (in Chinese)”, Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine Newsletter, Issue 1, pp. 3-8.
  • Wong Wai-ying (2006) , 《訪問死亡︰大學生的生死筆記》(Interviewing Death: Notes of Life and Death by University Students) (in Chinese) , 香港︰進一步多媒體有限公司 (Hong Kong: Step Forward Publication Co.), 128 Pages.
  • Wong Wai-ying (2006) , “The Concept of Quan in Chun Qiu Gongyang Zhuan (in Chinese)” , Confucianism, Culture and Religion , M.F. Lee, H.Y. Yip, & C.Y. Cheng, (eds.) , Taipei: Student Books Co , pp. 171-188.
  • Wong Wai-ying (2006) , “儒家倫理中之道德性與非道德性” , 馮天瑜 (編),《人文論叢》 , 武漢︰武漢大學出版社 , pp. 749-757.
  • Wong Wai-ying (2006) , “The Model of Metaphysics of Confucianism, Revisited (in Chinese)” , Proceedings of Contemporary Confusians of The Chinese University of Hong Kong , New Asia College (ed.), Hong Kong: New Asia College , pp. 393-417.
  • Wong Wai-ying (2006) , “Virtues in Aristotelian and Confucian Ethics”, The International Journal for Field-Being, Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 50-60.
  • Wong Wai-ying (2006) , “Can the Two-level Moral Thinking Reconcile the Rivalry of Contextualism and Principled Ethics?”, Humanities, Chung-li: National Central University , Vol. 30, pp. 477-508.
  • Wong Wai-ying (2005), Confucian Ethics: Its Substance and Function (in Chinese), Shanghai: Shanghai Joint Publishing Co.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (2005). “The Dignity of Life and the Dignity of Death”, Proceedings of the Conference on Death and Human Society, M.Y. Leung & C.F. Cheung (eds), Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, pp. ??.
  • Wong Wai-ying (2004), “Ch’en Pai-sha’s Doctrine of Moral Practice (in Chinese)”, Legein Semi-annual Journal, 33: 207-232.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (2003). “Moral Rationality and the Care for Humanity: Mou Chung-san on Humanism” (in Chinese), Legein Semi-annual Journal, 30: 67-97.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (2003). “The Status of Li in the Cheng Brothers’ Philosophy”, Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, 111.1: 109-119.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (2003). “The Meaning of Life and Death” (in Chinese) 《思》, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Christian Institute.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (2003). “The Concept of Morality in Confucian Ethics”. Chinese Philosophy and the Trends of 21st Century Civilization, KL Fang (ed.), Beijing: Commercial Press, pp. 168-90.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (2003). “Philosophy and Cultural Transformation” (in Chinese), Infinite Horizons: Professor Lao Sze-kwang as Scholar and Thinker, K.Y. Lau and C.F. Cheung (eds.), Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, pp. 101-119; also published in Philosophy, Chinese and World Culture, Hong Kong: The Chinese Society of Humanities, pp. 105-123.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (2002). “The ‘Confucian Heritage Culture’ Learner’s Phenomenon”, Asian Psychologist, 3.1: 78-82.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (2002). “The Role of Human Beings in History: Mr. Lao Sze-kwang’s Philosophical Reflection on History” (in Chinese), in The Proceedings of The Conference on the Thought of Lao Sze-kwang and the Universalization of Chinese Philosophy, Taipei: Council for Cultural Affairs, pp. 157-167.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (2002). “An Examination of the Methodology in Bioethics” (in Chinese), Chinese and International Philosophy of Medicine, 3.4: 5-28.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (2001). “On the Emphases of Confucian and Mencian Philosophies from the Differentiation between Man and Beast” (in Chinese). Transcendence and Immanence: Comparative and Multidimensional Perspectives. Hong Kong: New Asia College, CUHK, pp. 227-249.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (2001), “Confucian Ethics and Virtue Ethics”, The Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 28.3: 285-300.
  • Wong, Wai-ying & N.Y. Wong (2000). “Reflections on the’Confucian Heritage Culture’Learning Phenomenon” (in Chinese). Curriculum Forum, 9.2: 73-81.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (2000). “Confucius’ Attitude towards Death” (in Chinese) Yi-Pu, 21: 21-27.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (2000). (ed.) Lao Sze-kwang’s An Annotation to Daxue and Zhongyong (in Chinese). Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, pp. 128.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1999). “Rethinking the Presupposition of Business Ethics”. Business Ethics in Theory and Practice: Contributions from Asia and New Zealand. P. Werhare & A. Singer (eds.), Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 177-188.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1999). “From Aristotelian Approach to Confucian Ethics: The Presupposition of Business Ethics Revisited”(in Chinese). Business Ethics and Management, C. B. Siu (ed.), Chung-li: National Central University, pp. 1-14.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1998). “Confucian Ethics: Universalistic or Particularistic?” The Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 25. 3: 361-374.
  • Wong, Wai-ying tr. (1998). “Moral Rationality” by Alan Gewirth. Legein Monthly, 7: 3-12; 8: 39-50.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1998). “The ‘Desire’ and ‘Goodness’ in Feng Yu-lan’s Philosophy of Life” (in Chinese). Philosophical Research, Supp. Issue, Beijing: Chinese Social Science Press, pp. 68-69.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1997). “Value and Desire: A Contemporary Interpretation of Mencius’ ‘Higher Faculty’ and ‘Lower Faculty'” (in Chinese). The Modern Reflection on Confucianism. C. B. Siu (ed.), Taipei: Wen Tsin, pp. 103-119.
  • Wong, Wai-ying & K. H. Lo (1997). “Relationship among the Idea, Curriculum and Administrative System of General Education: A Comparison of Two Models” (in Chinese). Proceedings of the Conference on University General Education in Chinese Community. K.K.Lau, et.al. (eds.) Hong Kong: Office of General Education, CUHK, pp. 83-100.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1997). “Moral Theory and Confucian Ethics” (in Chinese). The Modern Interpretation of Confucianism. Ed. M.F.Lee. Taipei: Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, pp. 115-132.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1997). “The Meaning of Intellectualization of Confucian Ethics and Its Limitation” (in Chinese). Proceedings of the Conference on Philosophy and Culture, Beijing: Chinese Social Science Press, pp. 59-63.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1997). “The Meta-ethical Presuppositions of Business Ethics” (in Chinese). Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Management and Philosophy. Chungli: National Central University, pp. 405-417.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1997). “Universal Moral Rules and Moral Education: A Criticism on a Post-modern View” (in Chinese). Legein Semi-annual Journal, 18: 167-186.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1997). “An Examination on Moral Theories: A Response to Anti-theorists” (in Chinese). Proceedings of the Conference on Applied Philosophy and Therapy of Culture. Chungli: National Central University, pp. 135-152.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1997). “The Self-Other Relation in Confucian Virtues” (in Chinese). Value and Society. K. P. Yu (ed.), Beijing: Chinese Social Science Press, pp. 14-32.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1996). “The Meaning of Moral Creativity: Mou Tsung-san’s Interpretation of Confucianism” (in Chinese). Mr Mou Tsung-san and the Re-construction of Chinese Philosophy. Taipei: Wen Tsin, pp. 143-159.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1996). “The Practice of Confucian Ethics at Different Levels” (in Chinese). Confucian Ethics and Civil Morality. Beijing Oriental Morality Institute, Beijing: Chinese Commercial and Industrial United Press, pp. 201-211.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1996). “The Modernization of Confucian Ethics and the Development of Moral Education” (in Chinese). Moral and Civic Education: East Asian Experience and Prospect. K. K. Lau & S. C. Lee (eds.), Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research, pp. 157-164.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1996). Compiled a Chinese Glossary of Commonly-used Ethical Terms for Ethics in Management: “A Resource Portfolio in Hong Kong Universities'” produced by HKICAC.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1995). Caring About Morality (in Chinese). Taipei: Dong Da.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1995). “The Modernization of Confucian Ethics” (in Chinese). Essays on Contemporary Confucianism: Tradition and Innovation. S.H. Li. (ed.), Taipei: Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, pp. 33-50.
  • Wong, Wai-ying, K. H. Tam & C. W. Fong (1994). “The Logical Thinking of Graduate Masters/Mistresses in Hong Kong” (in Chinese). Educational Journal, Vol. 22, No.2, Hong Kong: Faculty of Education, CUHK, pp. 255-265.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1994). “The Rational Desire: The Confucian Philosophy of Self-Transformation and Its Moral Significance” (in Chinese). Dialogue between Chinese and Western Philosophy. J. H. Chiang (ed.), Taipei: Wen Tsin, pp. 153-157.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1994). “Women Are Vulnerable?” (in Chinese). Lin Sin, 11: 14.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1993). “The Irrational Desire” (in Chinese). Legein Biannual Journal, 11: 103-120.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1993). “The Limitation of Linguistic Intuition: Hare’s Distinction between Moral Intuition and Linguistic Intuition” (in Chinese). Proceedings of the Conference on Analytic and Linguistic Philosophy. Hong Kong: New Asia College, CUHK, pp. 83-93.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1992). “Morality and Self-Interest: The Opposition and Reconciliation of Personal Reasons and Impartial Reasons” (in Chinese). Legein Monthly, 209: 6-13.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1992). “The Status of Chinese Women: A Confucian View” (in Chinese). Legein Monthly, 208: 28-30.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1992). “Utilitarianism and Rights” (in Chinese). Legein Monthly, 207: 25-29.
  • Wong, Wai-ying & Fong, C. W. tr. (1991). Moral Thinking: Its Levels, Method and Point by R.M. Hare. Hong Kong: Cosmos Books Co. Ltd.
  • Wong, Wai-ying & Fong, C. W. tr. (1991). Moral Thinking: Its Levels, Method and Point by R.M. Hare. Taipei: Yuen Liu Publishing Co.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1991). “Why Be Moral? A Confucian Solution” (in Chinese). Proceedings of the Conference on Contemporary Confucianism. Taipei: Wen Tsin Publishing Co., pp. 275-291.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1989). “The Worship of Moon and Sun in Ancient China as Observed from Cultural Relics” [Video & Slides]. Hong Kong: University Instructional Media Services, CUHK.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1989). “Festival of Man” (in Chinese). “The Education View” column. Hong Kong Economic Journal.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1988). The Fundamental Problems of Meta-ethics (in Chinese). Taipei: Dong Da Book Co., Ltd.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1988). “Hedonism Revisited” (in Chinese). Legein monthly, 162: 40-45.
  • Wong, Wai-ying tr. (1983). “Moral Conflict” by R.M. Hare. Legein Monthly, 96.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1983). “Hare’s Contemporary Utilitarianism” (in Chinese). Legein Monthly. 93: 15-21.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1978). “Reality? Illusion?” (in Chinese) Morning Bell, 44.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1978). “The Naviety of Jonathan Livingstone Sea Gull” (in Chinese). Morning Bell, 43.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1978). “The Belief and Imperfection of Don Quixote” (in Chinese). Morning Bell, 42.

Research

  • Wong, Wai-ying, (2004-05), “The Concept of Death and the Growth of Death Awareness Among University Students in Hong Kong”, funded by Direct Grant.
  • Wong, Wai-ying, (2003-04), collaborated with Yu Kam-por (principal investigator) et.al., “Taking Confucian Ethics Seriously”, funded by General Education Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (2002-03). “Death Education in Hong Kong”, funded by Lingnan University.
  • Wong, Wai-ying and K. H. Tam (1997). “Value Implications in Students’ Evaluation of Teaching”, funded by Lingnan College.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1993-1996). “Contemporary Confucianism”, funded by the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
  • Wong, Wai-ying, Fong, C. W and Tam, K H. (1992-1993). “Logical Thinking of Graduate Masters/Mistresses in Hong Kong”, funded by Lingnan College.

Papers presented at Conferences

  • Wong Wai-ying (May 2010) , “Confucian Ethics and Virtue Ethics Revisited”, International Conference on Confucianism and Virtue Ethics, International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy (ISCWP), Institute of Foreign Philosophy, Peking University and Centre for Applied Ethics, Hong Kong Baptist University, Beijing.
  • Wong Wai-ying (Sep 2009) , “The Justification of the Doctrine of Good Human Nature and the Existence of Other Minds in the Philosophy of Mou Zhung-san and Tong Jun-i”, the Eighth International Conference on Contemporary Neo-Confucianism, jointly organized by the Research Fund on Oriental Humanities, Research Institute of Chinese Philosophy and Normal Central University of Taiwan, Taipei.
  • Wong Wai-ying (Aug 2009) , “Understanding Confucianism through Ken Wilber’s Holistic Philosophy”, the Eleventh Symposium on Field-Being, organized by the International Institute for Field-Being and sponsored by the Hong Kong Taoist Association and The Yuen Yuen Institute, Hong Kong.
  • Wong Wai-ying (May 2009) , “The Broadening of Life and the Realization of Values: Mr. Tang Chun-i’s Experiential Understanding of Illness and Suffering”, International Conference on “New Directions on Chinese Philosophy”, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and New Asia College, Hong Kong.
  • Wong Wai-ying (Mar 2008) , “The Unity of Heaven and Man: A New Interpretation”, American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Eighty-Second Annual Meeting, American Philosophical Association, Pasadena, U.S..
  • Wong Wai-ying (Nov 2007) , “Vision of the Mind and Spectrum of Consciousness: a possible dialogue between contemporary Neo-Confucianism and transcendental psychology”, Contemporary Confucianism and Spirituality, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong.
  • Wong Wai-ying (Oct 2007) , “From Mysteries to Problems: A Higher Order Thinking for the Concept of ‘Harmony in the Cosmos’”, Philosophical Interpretation, Cultural Critique and Poetic Art, Department of Philosophy, CUHK, Chung Chi College, and the Chinese Research Society of Humanities, Hong Kong.
  • Wong Wai-ying (Jun 2007) , “Spiritual Education in University”, Workshop on Spirituality, Happiness and Culture, Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.
  • Wong Wai-ying (Sep 2005), “The Relationship between Moral and Non-Moral Virtues in Confucianism” , presented at the 7th International Conference on Contemporary New-Confucianism, jointly organized by the Research Institute for Chinese Traditional Culture, Hu Han University and Legein Monthly Publisher.
  • Wong Wai-ying (Jul 2005), “Aristotle’s Practical Wisdom and Mencius’ Xin” , presented at the 14th International Society for Chinese Philosophy Conference, jointly organized by the International Society for Chinese Philosophy and Australais Society for Asian and Comparative Phiosophy
  • Wong Wai-ying (Dec 2004), “The Model of Metaphysics in Confucianism, Revisited” , presented at the conference on Confucians of CUHK, jointly organized by the department of philosophy, CUHK, New Asia College and Chung Chi College.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (2004, June). “The Concept of Quan in Chun Qiu Gongyang Zhuan”, presented at the conference on “Confucianism, Religion, Cultural and Comparative Philosophy” jointly organized by Academia Sinica, Taiwan and the Department of Philosophy, CUHK.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (2004, June). “The Source and Meaning of Evil in Cheng Brothers’ Philosophy”, presented at the symposium on “Taking Confucian Ethics Seriously” organized by the General Education Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (2002, November). “The Role of Human Beings in History”. Paper presented at the Conference on the Thought of Mr. Lao Sze-kwang and the Universalization of Chinese Philosophy organized by the Council for Cultural Affairs.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (2002, August). “Virtues in Aristotelian and Confucian Ethics”. Paper presented at The Sixth Symposium on Field-Being and the Non-Substantialistic Turn organized by the International Institute for Field-Being and the School of Humanities and the Arts, Fairfield University and Xian Jiaotong University, Xian, China.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (2002, July). “The Moral Virtues and Non-Moral Virtues in Confucian Ethics”. Paper presented at The Australasian Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (ASACP) 2002 Conference organized by the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics and Philosophy Department, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (2002, March). “The Dignity of Life and the Dignity of Death”. Paper presented at the conference on Death and the Life World, organized by The Office of General Education, CUHK.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (2001, August). “Moral Rationality and the Care for Humanity”. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Contemporary Neo-Confucianism, organized by The Research Fund on Oriental Humanities, Research Institute of Chinese Philosophy and Normal Central University of Taiwan.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (2001 July), “The Concept of Morality in Confucian Ethics”. Paper presented at the 12th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy, organized by The International Society of Chinese Philosophy and The Chinese Academy of Social Science.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (2001 March), “The Status of Li in Erh Ch’engs’ Philosophy”. Paper presented at the 75th annual meeting of the Pacific Division of American Philosophical Association, U.S.A.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (2000), “The Exploration of the Meaning of Life: The First Lesson of Moral Education”. Paper submitted to the Conference on the Future Development of School Moral Education in 21st Century, organized by K.P. Tin Foundation Ltd.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (2000 June). “Can the Two-level Moral Thinking Reconcile the Rivalry of Contextualism and Principled Ethics?”. Paper presented at the Second International Conference of Bioethics: Human Genome and Health Care, organized by the Graduate Institute of Philosophy, National Central University, Taiwan.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1999 December). “Morel Dilemma: From the Confucian Perspective”. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Division of American Philosophical Association Meeting, U.S.A.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1999 September). “Confucius’ Attitude towards Death”. Paper presented at the International Conference on the Studies of Confucius, organized by Research Fund on Oriental Humanities and Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1998 September). “Mou Tsung-san’s Investigation on Moral Practice”. Paper presented at the Fifth International Conference on Contemporary Neo-Confucianism, organized by Chinese Fund on Confucius, Shan Tung University and Legein Monthly.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1998 August). “Confucian Ethics and Virtue Ethics”. Paper presented at the Second Symposium on Field-Being and the Non-Substantialistic Turn, organized by the International Institute for Field-Being and Fairfield University, U.S.A.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1998 March). “Rethinking the Presuppositions of Business Ethics: From Aristotelian Approach to Confucian Ethics”. Paper presented at the Fourth International Conference of Management and Philosophy, organized by National Central University, Taiwan.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1997 December). “On the Emphases of Confucian and Mencian Philosophies from the Differentiation between Man and Beast”. Paper presented at the Conference on Comparative Philosophy organized by the Department of Philosophy, CUHK and the Division of Humanities, HKUST.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1997 December). “Philosophy and Cultural Transformation”. Paper presented at the Conference on Mr Lao Sze-kwang’s Thought organized by The Chinese Research Society of Humanities.
  • Wong, Wai-ying & Lo, K. H. (1996 November). “Relationship Among the Idea, Curriculum and Administrative System of General Education: A Comparison of Two Models”. Paper presented at the International Conference on University General Education in Chinese Community organized by the Office of General Education, CUHK.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1996 August). “The Confucian View on the Status of Human”. Public lecture delivered at the Chinese Culture Seminar Series organized by the Cultural Division of Chi Lin Nunnery.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1996 July). “Confucian Ethics and Moral Theory”. Paper presented at the International Conference on the Confucianism and the Modern World organized by the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1996 May). “The Practice of Confucian Ethics at Different Levels”. Paper presented at the International Conference on Confucian Ethics and Civil Morality co-organised by Beijing Oriental Morality Institute, Capital Normal University and Nianjing Oriental Morality Institute.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1996 April). “The Current Trend of Applied Ethics”. Talk given at the Post-graduate Seminar, organized by Graduate School of Philosophy, National Central University, Taiwan.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1996 April). “An Examination on Moral Theories”. Paper presented at the 1st Conference on Applied Philosophy and Therapy of Culture organized by the Graduate School of Philosophy, National Central University, Taiwan.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1995 December). “The Meaning of Moral Creativity: Mou Tsung-san’s Interpretation of Confucianism”. Paper presented at the Conference on Mou Tsung-san and the Re-construction of Chinese Philosophy organized by Research Fund on Oriental Humanities, Taiwan.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1995 November). “Universal Moral Rules and Moral Education: A Criticism on a Postmodern View”. Paper presented at the 12th Annual Conference of the Hong Kong Educational Research Association.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1995 August). “Confucian Ethics: Universalistic or Particularistic?” Paper presented at the 9th International Congress in Chinese Philosophy organized by The International Society for Chinese Philosophy and Boston University.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1994 December). “The ‘Desire’ and ‘Goodness’ in Feng Yu-lan’s Philosophy of Life”. Paper presented at the Conference on The Philosophy of Feng Yu-lan organized by Associcao de Filosofia da Chine em Macau, Macau.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1994 December). “Value and Desire: A Contemporary Interpretation of Mencius’ ‘Higher Faculty’ and ‘Lower Faculty'”. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Contemporary Neo-Confucianism co-organized by the Department of Philosophy, CUHK and Research Fund on Oriental Humanities, Taiwan.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1994 June). “The Meta-ethical Presuppositions of Business Ethics”. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Management and Philosophy organized by the National Central University, Taiwan.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1993 December). “The Meaning of the Intellectualization of Confucian Ethics and Its Limitation”. Paper presented at the Conference on Philosophy and Culture organized by Association de Filosofia de Chine em Macau, Macau.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1993 December). “The Modernization of Confucian Ethics and Its Contemporary Application”. Paper presented at the Seminar on Contemporary Confucianism organized by the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1993 November). “The Modernization of Confucian Ethics and the Development of Moral Education”. Paper presented at the International Conference on Moral & Civic Education organized by the Faculty of Education, CUHK.
  • Wong, Wai-ying, Fong, C. W and Tam, K H. (1993 November). “Logical Thinking of Graduate Masters/Mistresses in Hong Kong”. Paper presented at the 10th Annual Conference of Hong Kong Educational Research Association.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1993 August). “Should Confucianism Be Modernized?” Paper presented at the Seminar on Theological Perspectives on Other Faiths organized by the Working Group on Confucianism of Lutheran World Federation, Hong Kong.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1993 July). “Confucian Ethics”. Public lecture delivered at the seminar organized by The Hong Kong Friends of Philosophy.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1993 June). “Irrational Desire”. Paper presented at the 1st Annual Conference on Values & Society organized by the General Education Division, Lingnan College.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1992 December). “The Rational Desire: The Confucian Philosophy of Self-Transformation and its Moral Significance”. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Contemporary Neo-Confucianism co-organized by Legein Monthly and Research Fund on Oriental Humanities, Taiwan.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1992 May). “The Confucian View of the Role of Women”. Paper presented at the Seminar on The Chinese Women and the Family as Understood from Buddhist, Confucian and Christian Perspectives organized by Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion & Culture, Hong Kong.
  • Wong, Wai-ying (1991 March). “The Limitation of Linguistic Intuition: Hare’s Differentiation between Moral Intuition and Linguistic Intuition”. Paper presented at the Conference on Analytic Philosophy and the Philosophy of Language organized by the Department of Philosophy, CUHK.

Committee Works in the School / University

  • Programme Director, Master of Arts in Practical Philosophy (2006-present).
  • Member, Sub-Committee on Academic Quality Assurance of Associate Degree Programme (SCAQA) (2005-present).
  • Elected Member, Research and Postgraduate Studies Panel, Arts Programme (2000-date).
  • Member (appointed by the President), Investigation Panel (Feb 2005 – Mar 2005)
  • Elected Representative of Arts Programme, Academic Quality Assurance Committee (1999-2001)
  • Elected Member, Departmental Assessment Panel, Department of Philosophy (2000-2001)
  • Elected Member, Departmental Assessment Panel, School of General Education (1999-2000)
  • Appointed Member, Task Force on Review of the School of General Education (1999)
  • Appointed Member, Sexual Harassment Investigation Panel (1999)
  • Member, Steering Group for the 2000 Open Day (1999)
  • Elected Member, General Education Programme and Curriculum Committee (Jan 1999-Aug 2000)
  • Elected Member, Research Panel, School of General Education (1997-1999)
  • Chair, Audit Team for Arts Faculty, Academic Quality Assurance Committee (1997)
  • Elected Member, Management Board of General Education, (1996-1997)
  • Member, Management Board of Hong Kong Institute of Business Studies, (1996-1999)
  • Elected Member, Programme Committee, General Education Division (1995-1997)
  • Member, Faculty Board of Social Sciences (1993-1996)
  • Member, General Education Committee (1991-1996)
  • Member, Degree Programme Committee, The Faculty of Social Sciences (1991-1997)
  • Member, Publicity Committee (1991-1993)

Scholarly Activities and Community Services

  • Research Fellow, Research Centre for Chinese Philosophy and Culture, Department of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2005 – date
  • Advisor, The Philosophia Cultural Society, 2004-date
  • Founding Member, The Philosophia Cultural Society, 2000-date
  • Programme Director, Diploma Programme in Philosophy, School of Professional and Continuing Education, University of Hong Kong, 2000-date
  • Vice President, The Chinese Research Society of Humanities, 1997-date
  • Invited Research Fellow, Beijing Oriental Morality Institute, 1996-date
  • Programme Director, Certificate Programme in Philosophy, School of Professional and Continuing Education, University of Hong Kong, 1987-date
  • Member, Hong Kong Philosophy Society, 1986-date
  • Invited by the Education and Manpower Bureau to deliver a talk on “Euthanasia and the Meaning of Life and Death” on 12 June 2004.
  • Delivered a talk on “To Learn Philosophy Is to Learn Death” at the Festival of Philosophy, 2004, organized by the Society of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong on 8 March 2004.
  • Served as an external examiner for a M.Phil. Student of the Department of Philosophy, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2003.
  • Reviewer, The Journal of Basic Education, 2001
  • Vice President, The Philosophia Cultural Society, 2000-2003
  • External Examiner for Doctoral Examination, Arts Faculty, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1999
  • Regional Secretary, International Society for Chinese Philosophy, 1996-1999
  • Member, Review Panel, Annual Conference of Hong Kong Educational Research Association, 1996
  • Member, Conference Organizing Committee, Hong Kong Educational Research Association, 1996.
  • Member, Executive Committee, International Society for Chinese Philosophy, 1995-1996.
  • Member, Executive Committee, The Research Society of Oriental Humanities, 1995-1997.
  • Member, Working Group on the Subject “Chinese Culture” organized by Office of General Education, CUHK, 1995-1997.
  • Member, Organizing Committee, The 3rd International Conference on Contemporary Neo-Confucianism, 1994.
  • Member, Organizing Committee, The 3rd General Education Annual Conference, 1994.
  • Reviewer, Educational Journal, Vol.22, Hong Kong: Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1994.
  • Member, The Research Society of Oriental Humanities, 1987-1997.
  • Member, Executive Committee, Hong Kong Philosophy Society, 1986 – 1988.
  • Member, Organizing Committee of Extracurricular Chinese Readings, Modern Educational Research Society, Ltd. 1986 – 1987
  • Coordinator, Editorial Board, Civic Education Series, Modern Education Research Society, Ltd. 1986 – 1987
  • Manager, The Philosophia Publishing Co. 1981-1990