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Jiyuan Yu

Director of the Confucius Institute
Ph.D., Guelph

Contact Information:

122 Park Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-4150

Phone: (716) 645-0157

Personal Website:  Jiyuan Yu

Areas of Specialization

Greek Philosophy, Chinese Philosophy, Metaphysics and Ethics.

Current Research

The continuity between Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics; Comparative study of Stoic and Daoist virtue ethics


Ancient Philosophy

Chinese Philosophy

Plato, Aristotle, Stoicism

Selected Publications

  • “Transmitting and Innovating in Confucius: Analects 7:1,” Asian Philosophy 22 (4), 2012, 374-386
  • “The Practicality of Ancient Virtue Ethics: Greece and China” in Confucianism and Virtue Ethics, eds. Michael Slote and Stephen Angle, Routledge,  2013, 117-140; revised and reprinted from Dao, 9(3), 2010, 289-230.
  • “Living Well and Acting Well: An Ambiguity in Aristotle’s Theory of Happiness,” Skepsis 29 (1), 2008, 136-151
  • The Ethics of Confucius and Aristotle: Mirrors of Virtues, New York/London: Routledge, 2007  (paper cover, 2009)
  • The Structure of Being in Aristotle’s Metaphysics,  Dordrecht/London/Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishing, 2003