Notes on Contributors
Roger T. AMES
is Humanities Chair Professor of Philosophy at Peking University, and Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of Hawai’i. He has translated a number of the Chinese philosophical canons and has also authored several interpretative studies of Chinese philosophy and culture.
is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Philosophy at Beijing Normal University. His research field is American pragmatism.
is Professor of Philosophy of Education at Virginia Tech University. Although he is widely published in many fields, his specialty is pragmatism, especially the pragmatism of John Dewey. Jim has books and papers in 11 languages.
Larry A. HICKMAN
is the Director Emeritus of the Center for Dewey Studies and emeritus professor of philosophy at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He is a past president of the John Dewey Society and an internationally recognized authority on the philosophy of John Dewey.
(Ph.D., 2012) is Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Education History and American Chinese Education History at South-Central University for Nationalities (China). He published books on the history of Chinese modern education, including Exclusion and Acceptance: A Historical Review of Chinese Education in San Francisco (1848–1943) (Wuhan: Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press, 2015).
(Ph.D., 2018, Hiroshima University) is International Research Fellow at Hiroshima University, and a Lecturer at Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University. He is currently studying the history of Chinese education from a global perspective, based upon archives in China, Japan and U.S.A. He has published more than 20 articles in academic journals of China, England, America and Japan.
Michael A. PETERS
is Distinguished Professor of Education at Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University and Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He is the executive editor of the journals, Educational Philosophy and Theory and The Beijing International Review of Education.
(Ph.D., 1989) is Professor of Education at California State University, Northridge. She was selected as the Dewey Lecturer for the 2019 Annual Conference of the American John Dewey Society, and has published numerous research articles in American, European and Chinese journals and books, including American Journal of Education, Oxford Review of Education, Teachers College Record, and International Review of Education.
(Ph.D., 2000, University of Hawaii) is Professor of Philosophy at Singapore Management University. She has published monographs and articles on comparisons of Pragmatism and Confucianism.
Leonard J. WAKS
is Distinguished Professor of Educational Studies at Hangzhou Normal University. He has earned doctorates in philosophy and psychology and has taught at Purdue, Stanford, Penn State and Temple universities. He is a past president of the John Dewey Society and has been awarded the Society’s lifetime achievement award.
is Professor of philosophy at the School of Philosophy and Sociology, Shanxi University (China). He is Associate Editor in Chief of the English journal Frontiers of Philosophy in China. His interests include pragmatism, postmodern philosophy, and the theory of identity.
(Ph.D., 2019) teaches Educational Science at University of Cologne, Germany. She published on Studies in Deweyan Education as well as intercultural understanding. Her thesis John Dewey’s Democratic Education and Its Influence on Pedagogy in China 1917–1937 (Springer, 2019) is published in English and German.
James Zhixiang YANG
(Ph.D., 2016, University of Oklahoma) is Assistant Professor of the Chinese Language and Culture Centre and the Program of Chinese Culture and Global Communication at BNU-HKBU United International College. Dr. Yang has published some articles on Dewey and Confucius.
is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University. She has published books and articles on philosophy of education and teacher education, both in English and Chinese, including John Dewey, Liang Shuming and China’s Education Reform: Cultivating Individuality (Lexington, 2013).
(Ph.D., 2009, University of Exeter) is Associate Professor of History and Theory of Education at Zhejiang University, China. He has published monographs, translations and many articles on educational history and theory, including Learning, Identity and Narrative in the Late Modern Age (ZJU Press, 2014).
(Ph.D., 1991) is Professor of Educational History and Educational Policy Research at Central China Normal University. He published books on Chinese education history and Chinese education policy, especially study on Tao Xingzhi, including Research on Tao Xingzhi from a Global Perspective (Beijing Normal University Press, 2015).