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CURRICULUM VITAE (updated February 2013) Edward Gilman Slingerland III 森舸瀾 Professor, Department of Asian Studies Associate

Member, Departments of Philosophy and Psychology Canada Research Chair in Chinese Thought and Embodied Cognition Director, Cultural Evolution of Religion Research Consortium (CERC) Co-Director, Centre for Human Evolution, Cognition and Culture (HECC) University of British Columbia Asian Centre, 403-1871 West Mall Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 1Z2 e-mail: edward.slingerland@ubc.ca t: (604) 827-3160 f: (604) 822-8937 Homepage: http://faculty.arts.ubc.ca/eslingerland/ EDUCATION 09/94–08/98 Ph.D., Religious Studies, Stanford University (1998) Area of Specialization: Early Chinese thought Fields: Virtue ethics, hermeneutics 09/91–06/94 09/88–06/91 12/88–12/89 09/86–06/88 M.A., East Asian Languages (classical Chinese), UC Berkeley B.A., with Distinction, Stanford University, Asian Languages (Chinese) Phi Beta Kappa Chinese Language Center, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC Princeton University, biology and Chinese language

Additional summer language training sessions at Goethe-Institut (Goettingen, Berlin) and Alliance Française (Paris) RESEARCH INTERESTS Warring States (5th-3rd c. B.C.E.) Chinese thought, religious studies (comparative religion, cognitive science and evolution of religion), cognitive linguistics (blending and conceptual metaphor theory), ethics (virtue ethics, moral psychology), cognitive science, evolutionary psychology, the relationship between the humanities and the natural sciences, and the classical Chinese language. BOOK MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS Body & Mind in Early China: Getting Beyond Neo-Orientalism (in progress). Trying Not to Try: Ancient China, Modern Science and the Paradox of Spontaneity (Spring 2014 catalogue). Trade book contracted to Crown (division of Random House; US/Canada) and Canongate (UK), with contracted translations into German (Berlin Verlag), Dutch (Maven), Russian (Corpus) and Korean (Sam & Parkers).

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2 (Summer 2005): 389-394 (D. 2008). Language and Literature (Keel ja Kirjandus) (August 09.4 (Oct-Dec 2011): 165-170 (M. Dennett. New Directions in Cognitive Science series (472 + xv pages) * Bulbulia. Harrington) “Putnam. Joseph and Edward Slingerland (edited).3.31 (July 28. Fromm) “Quo vadis. 2012 (South Korea) Excerpts published in Brian Boyd. Oxford University Press. Goldin) 2 . 中國翻譯 [Chinese Translators Journal] 26.1 (January 2007): 82-83 (R.3 (May 2005). MA: Hackett Publishing Company. 2012. Creating Consilience: Integrating the Sciences and the Humanities.1 (January 2005): 99-109 (R. Hon) “A Multiperspective Comparison of Three Translations of the Analects Across the Centuries: From James Legge to Ezra Pound to Edward Slingerland” (review article).21 (February 2007). February 2008 (370 + xvi pages) Topic of Author Meets Critics session.” Historical Methods 44. New York: Hackett Publishing Company. Schouten) Confucius: The Essential Analects (abridged version of the Analects. and extensive introduction). sole-authored unless otherwise indicated) * Slingerland.3 (October 2010): 235-238 (N. Evolution. 中國科技翻譯 [Chinese Science and Technology Translators Journal] 20.E. Montréal. 491-522 (J. 社會縱橫 [Social Sciences Review] 21. Joseph Carroll and Jon Gottschall (eds.2 (June 2005): 337-339 (T.K. Fielding) Journal of Chinese Philosophy 32. American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting.4 (December 2009). Edward and Mark Collard (edited). McCall) “The Humanities as Empirically Grounded Sciences. Day) Journal for the Study of Religion. QB (2009) Korean edition in preparation. Journal of World History 20. Columbia University Press (2010) Reviewed: Science 322 (10 October 2008): 195-196 (H. Barrett) The Heythrop Journal 52. * What Science Offers the Humanities: Integrating Body & Culture. 52-57 (Wei Wangdong 魏望東) [in Chinese] “Recent Works on Confucius and the Analects” (feature review) Philosophy East & West 55.8 (August 2006). for use in survey courses).). New York: Cambridge University Press. 175-176 (Wei Wangdong 魏望東 and Huang Botian 黃 伯天) [in Chinese] Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 4. September 2011. and Others: Philosophical Resources for the World Historian” (article discussion). 2003 (279 + xxix pages) Reviewed: “An Introduction to and Appraisal of Edward Slingerland’s Analects translation” (review article). Method & Theory in the Study of Religion 22.1 (Spring 2004): 174-180 (Y.BOOKS (asterisks indicate refereed publication.R.2 (March 2011): 351-352 (B. 577-588 (M. March 2006 (164 + xxvi pages) Reviewed: Religious Studies Review 33. Wills) “The Educator Must Be Educated: The Study of Religion at the End of the Humanities” (article discussion). forthcoming Chiho Publishing House. Evolutionary Approaches to the Study of Religion. 1-8 (M. Lloyd) Metapsychology online reviews 13.K.1 (2010). Tamm) [in Estonian] Isis 100 (March 2009): 211-212 (G. humaniora?” (article discussion). with traditional commentary. Lo) Journal of Chinese Religions 31 (2003): 292-93 (P. Kirkland) * Confucius: Analects (full translation with running traditional commentary. glossary. 2009) (R. Literature & Film: A Reader. Nature & Culture 222 4. 59-62 (Wang Yong 王勇) [in Chinese] “Images of Traditional Chinese Culture in Contemporary Translations: A Comparison of Three Representative English Translations of the Analects” (review article). a special issue of the journal Religion 41. Littlejohn) China Review International 11. Cambridge.

” translated by 马鼎当 into Chinese].1 (January 2007): 97-106 (C. and Effortless Attention in Early Chinese Thought. Madeline Sands. Yang) “On Wu-wei as a Unifying Metaphor” (feature review) Philosophy East & West 57.3: 611-617 (2012). Turchin. May 2007) Winner. Ashlan Falletta-Cowden.5: 564–613 (2012).* Effortless Action: Wu-wei as Conceptual Metaphor and Spiritual Ideal in Early China. IL (2004) Reviewed: “Embodiment and Virtue in a Comparative Perspective” (review article) Journal of Religious Ethics 35. Peter.2 (December 2004): 511-516 (K. 中國哲學與文化 [The Journal of Chinese Philosophy and Culture] 9: 35-75 (May 2012). 2003 (352 + xi pages) (paperback edition. * Slingerland. under submission).” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 80. Charles Efferson. Joseph and Edward Slingerland. Schofer) “Paradox of Wuwei?” (review article) Journal of Chinese Philosophy 34. Rita McNamara. Fraser) History of Religions 45. Harvey Whitehouse. * “邁向經驗上可信賴的論理學:認知科學,德性論理,與中國早期思想德‘不費力注 意’” [A re-refereed and updated version of a 2010 book chapter. “Toward an Empirically Responsible Ethics: Cognitive Science. Shirajum Munira.4 (December 2007): 715-728 (J.J. “The Challenges of Qualitatively Coding Ancient Texts. Chicago. Fox) China Review International 10. New York: Oxford University Press. * “Toward a Second Wave of Consilience in the Cognitive Scientific Study of Religion” (13 manuscript pages). “Strong Institutions. Material Security and the Expanding Social Network” (12 manuscript pages. 中國哲學與文化 (The Journal of Chinese Philosophy and Culture) 1 (May 2007): 321-326 (L.” Numen 59.2 (November 2005): 181-182 (R.” Cognitive Science 36. Pieter François.J. Central Division American Philosophical Association Meeting.2 (Fall 2003): 452-457 (E. Shun) Journal of Asian Studies 63. Ivanhoe) “評斯林格蘭對《老子》無為之詮釋” (‘A Critique of Slingerland’s Interpretation of Wu-wei in the Laozi’) (review article). * “Body and Mind in Early China: An Integrated Humanities-Science Approach” (49 print pages). Sveinn Sigurdsson. sole-authored unless otherwise indicated) * Hruschka. Journal for Cognitive Historiography (in press).1 (February 2004): 172-173 (A. “Religious Studies as a Life Science.” Cliodynamics: The Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical History 3: 271–293 (December 2012). Edward Slingerland and Mark Collard.2 (June 2007): 277-287 (P. Edward and Maciej Chudek.2: 183-186 (March 2012). “Back to the Future: A Response to Martin and Wiebe.L. Journal of the American Academy of Religion (in press). 3 . Edward Slingerland and Joseph Henrich. * Bulbulia. Cline) JOURNAL ARTICLES (asterisks indicate refereed publications. AAR Best First Book in the History of Religions award Topic of paper session. Ting Jiang. “A Historical Database of Sociocultural Evolution. Virtue Ethics. Campany) Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 64. Daniel.

As of December 2012. “Good and Bad Reductionism: Acknowledging the Power of Culture. “Collision with China: Conceptual Metaphor Analysis.” Ethics 121. Selected as a target article for discussion on the Philosophy blog “Pea Soup”: http://peasoup.com/ To be reprinted in Cultivating Virtue (ed. Brain and Behaviour 1. * “Who’s Afraid of Reductionism? The Study of Religion in the Age of Cognitive Science. Chinese University of Hong Kong Press. Eastern Division. * Reber. * Slingerland.3: 307-328 (September 2011). December 2012 * “‘Of What Use Are the Odes?’ Cognitive Science. Accompanied by “Reply to Cho & Squier” (418-419) and “Response to Cho & Squier” (449-454).” International Studies Quarterly 51.2-3 (Summer/Fall 2008): 266-271. * “Metaphor and Meaning in Early China. Edward. Nancy Snow).” Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 10.3 (Fall 2008): 237-256.” Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 10. Moeller’s Response. Annual Best Essay Award (2012) Followed by “Reply to Prof. this article was listed by JAAR as its #1 most cited article (http://jaar. Rolf and Edward Slingerland. Oxford University Press (in press). Edward and Maciej Chudek. Virtue Ethics.” Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 7.” Religion 41. American Philosophical Association. * Slingerland.org/reports/most-cited) “Distinguishing the Perspective of Religious Insider From That of Academic Outsider: A Response to ‘評斯林格蘭對《老子》無為之詮釋’ [‘A Critique of Slingerland’s Interpretation of Wu-wei in the Laozi’]. 4 . Eric Blanchard and Lyn Boyd-Judson.1 (March 2007): 53-77. “The Prevalence of Folk Dualism in Early China.oxfordjournals.2: 135-145 (June 2011). Winner: Dao.typepad. “An Evolutionary Paradigm for Literary Study”. To be reprinted in New Directions in Chinese Philosophy (ed. and the EP-3 Incident.2 (June 2008): 375-411. Cheng Chung-yi and Cheung Chan-fai).1 (January 2011): 80-109. “Evolutionary Cognitive Science and the Study of Religion. 2012.” invited response to Joseph Carroll target article.” 中國哲學與文化 (The Journal of Chinese Philosophy and Culture) 1 (April 2007): 321-326.” Philosophy East & West 61. * “The Problem of Moral Spontaneity in the Guodian Corpus. Style 42.” Religion.1 (Winter 2011): 1-30.* Slingerland. and Early Confucian Ethics. Edward and Joseph Bulbulia.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 76. “Confucius Meets Cognition: New Answers to Old Questions.” Cognitive Science 35: 997-1007 (Summer 2011). Somatic Marking. Topic of panel discussion.4 (Fall 2011): 537-539.2 (January 2011): 390-419. * “The Situationist Critique and Early Confucian Virtue Ethics.

forthcoming.” in Cultural Evolution: Strüngmann Forum Reports.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 72.3 (July 2004): 322-342. Dimitris Xygalatas 5 .* “Conceptual Blending. ed. “The Evolution of Prosocial Religions. * “Conceptions of the Self in the Zhuangzi: Conceptual Metaphor Analysis and Comparative Thought.1 (March 2004): 1-31. and the Problem of Commensurability. “Religious Prosociality: A Synthesis. Joseph. and Activities. Yao Xinzhong and Tu Weiming. BOOK CHAPTERS * Slingerland. * “Effortless Action: the Chinese Spiritual Ideal of Wu-wei. Metaphor and the Mind. Peter Richerson and Morton Christiansen. “Cognitive Science and Religious Thought: The Case of Psychological Interiority in the Analects. * “Virtue Ethics. Peter Richerson and Morton Christiansen. ed. Joseph Henrich and Edward Slingerland. Cambridge. Religion and Culture Series (forthcoming). Routledge 2013. “The Cultural Evolution of Religion: Group Report 4. Vol.” in Mental Culture: Towards a Cognitive Science of Religion. Roger Beck and Luther Martin.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 68.” Cognitive Linguistics 16. Cambridge. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Edward Slingerland. NY: SUNY Press.” in History of Religions in Graeco-Roman Antiquity and the Cognitive Science of Religion. Vol. ed. 12.2 (June 2000): 293-328. * Norenzayan. in preparation. To be reprinted in Confucian Studies: Critical Concepts. the Analects.” Journal of Religious Ethics 29.4 (1996): 567-581.” Philosophy East and West 46.” Philosophy East & West 54. and Normativity: A Case Example from Ancient Chinese. Albany. ed.1 (Summer 2001): 97-125.” in Cultural Evolution: Strüngmann Forum Reports. Monika Kopytowska and Paul Chilton. 12. MA: MIT Press (in print). * Bulbulia. Cognitive. Somatic Marking. MA: MIT Press (in print).3 (September 2005): 557-584. To be reprinted in Figuring Religions: Comparing Ideas. Armin Geertz. Vol. Images. * “Conceptual Metaphor Theory as Methodology for Comparative Religion.” in Cultural Evolution: Strüngmann Forum Reports. 12. Ara. London: Equinox Press. Quentin Atkinson. “Data from Dead Minds: Toward a ‘Second Wave’ of Consilience in the Scientific Study of Religion. Shubha Pathak. Peter Richerson and Morton Christiansen. To be reprinted in Religious Language. ed. ed. * “The Conception of Ming [“Fate”] in Early Chinese Thought. ed. Cambridge. Ara Norenzayan. Thomas Widlok and David Sloan Wilson. MA: MIT Press (in print). ed. Joseph Henrich. Joseph Henrich and Ara Norenzayan. Emma Cohen. Edward. Harvey Whitehouse.

“Neuroscience. Religion and Culture Series (forthcoming). in Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy. IL: Open Court Press. REVIEWS Berthrong. ed. What Would Confucius Do? Wisdom and Advice on Achieving Success and Getting Along with Others.4 (October 2006): 694-699. Volney Gay. Seven Bridges Press (August 2000): 1-53.” in Creating Consilience. and Other Essays on Science and Confucian Ethics. Lausanne. ed. Self and Soul. ed. Laying Foundations for a World Knowledge Dialogue.1 (Spring 2008): 71-77.and Lee McCorkle. E. 2008. 247-286. Mind. Switzerland: EPFL Press. Annotated translation of and introduction to selections from the Analects (with critical bibliography). Virtue Ethics. 2003: 62-67. * Slingerland.” in A Vision of Transdisciplinarity.J.” in Effortless Attention: A New Perspective in the Cognitive Science of Attention and Action. * “Toward an Empirically Responsible Ethics: Cognitive Science. Feature Review: “Chinese Thought from an Evolutionary Perspective. New York: Hackett Publishing Company. New York: Oxford University Press (2012). a Review of Donald Munro. A Chinese Ethics for the New Century: The Ch’ien Mu Lectures in History and Culture. Edward Slingerland and Mark Collard.N. Csikszentmihalyi.” In Images of Women in Chinese Thought and Culture.” Philosophy East & West 57:3 (July 2007): 375–388.” in Creating Consilience. Mark. 2009. MA: MIT Press (2010). ed. New York: Oxford University Press (2012). “Crafts and Virtues: the Paradox of Wu-wei in the Analects. Edward and Mark Collard.” In Confucius Now: Contemporary Encounters with Confucius.” in Neuroscience and Religion: Brain. Brian Bruya. ed. David Jones. Jérôme Billotte and Francis Waldvogel. Ivanhoe and Bryan Van Norden. Theory of Mind and the Status of Human-Level Truth. 109-136. Bo Mou. 51-60. London: Routledge. LaSalle. and Effortless Attention in Early Chinese Thought. Moira Cockell. Material Virtue: Ethics and the Body in Early China. Cognitive. Integrating the Sciences and the Humanities. ed. “Creating Consilience: Toward a Second Wave.” In Routledge History of Chinese Philosophy. Cambridge. in Philosophy East & West 56. ed. “Classical Confucianism (I): Confucius and the Lun-Yü. Frédéric Darbellay. 6 . * “Mind-Body Dualism and the Two Cultures. Robin Wang. 2008. in China Review International 15. 107-136. 2008. “Images of Women in the Analects of Confucius. New York: Lexington Books. 67-108. P. ed. Integrating the Sciences and the Humanities. “Consilience and the Status of Human Level Truth. 3-40. ed. 74-87. Edward Slingerland and Mark Collard. London: Equinox Press.

” In Robin Wang (ed. 2012. “Research team looking to prove controversial theory that religion was the ‘cornerstone to civilizations. The Ambivalence of Creation: Debates Concerning Innovation and Artifice in Early China. in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion 68. ON-LINE PUBLICATIONS AND POPULAR PRESS (AUTHORED) “What Does the ‘Cultural Evolution of Religion Research Consortium’ Hope to Accomplish?. Douglas.Puett.ssrc. Chinese Philosophy in an Era of Globalization. 2004. 1998: 211-237. Kohn and LaFargue (eds. “Let’s Get Clear About Materialism.” Vancouver Sun.” invited post to the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) blog. and the Classical Tradition. Gardner.2 (June 2002): 188192. Feature review: “Why Philosophy Is Not ‘Extra’ In Understanding the Analects.1 (2003): 4-5. A8.1 (March 2004): 132-134. Religion.’” National Post.). 2013. and Henderson (eds. “Bridging Universities’ Two Cultures. Liu Xiaogan. Imagining Boundaries: Changing Confucian Doctrines. September 19. Ng.2 (June 2000): 418-422. 2012. January 11.). in the Journal of Chinese Philosophy 31.).). TRANSLATIONS (MODERN CHINESE TO ENGLISH) Wan Junren. a review of Brooks and Brooks. Zhu Xi's Reading of the Analects: Canon. and Hermeneutics. 146-147. 2008 (http://www. Michael. (http://www. 7 . and the Public Sphere. in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion 70. December 21.” in Philosophy East and West 50.org/blogs/immanent_frame/2008/08/01/lets-get-clear-about-materialism/) SELECTED POPULAR PRESS ACCOUNTS OF RESEARCH Hopper. 2013. Albany: SUNY Press. Commentary. Lao-tzu and the Tao-te-ching. on sacred values and religious violence. “Contrasting Confucian Virtue Ethics and MacIntyre’s Aristotelian Virtue Theory. Chow. Tristan.” August 1.” In Csikszentmihalyi and Ivanhoe (eds. 2008.scienceandreligiontoday.” Op-ed in the The Vancouver Sun. “The Immanent Frame: Secularism.” invited post to Science + Religion Today blog.com/2013/01/14/what-does-the-cultural-evolution-ofreligion-research-consortium-hope-to-accomplish/) Radio interviews on CBC Radio Kelowna and CBC Radio Vancouver. “An Inquiry Into the Central Value in Laozi's Philosophy. Todd.1 (January 2000): 137-141. September 14. in the Journal of the American Oriental Society 123. “UBC wins $3 million to study morality. Albany: State University of New York Press. The Original Analects. Essays on Religious and Philosophical Aspects of the Laozi. A21. Daniel. January 14. Texts.

” Human Evolutionary Studies Program (SFU) and the Cultural Evolution of Religion Research Consortium (UBC). 2012. April 2012. CO: Westview Press. 1991. and Religion in the Biblical World Section. WA.” Invited Response to Yitzhaq Feder. Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Conference. 2012. November 18. 2012. CA. October 27. CA. May 28–June 1. “Cooperation. Chicago.” American Philosophical Association (Western Division). San Francisco. Boulder. Chicago. Society for Biblical Literature Annual Conference.” Mind. Honolulu.” Invited Symposium on “Cultivating Virtue. San Antonio. Laogai: The Chinese Gulag. Czech Republic. “Large-scale Corpus Analysis as New Humanistic Method. Planning Advisory Committee Member. Society. San Francisco. November 2011. CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (* indicates peer-reviewed application process) Discussant. * “Are the Early Chinese Mind-Body Holists? A Large-Scale Corpus Analysis. January 2011. “Between Contagion and Cognition: The Israelite Concept of Pollution in Light of West Asian and Ethnographic Evidence. “Conceptual Blending and the Concept of Pollution.” Southern California Working Group on the Cognitive Science of Religion. * “Weak Folk Dualism in Early China: A Large-scale Corpus Analysis.” Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting. TX. Simon Fraser University. Eastern American Philosophical Association Meeting. Ernst Strüngmann Forum on Cultural Evolution. Group 4 (Evolution of Religion) Participant. Society for Biblical Literature Annual Conference. 2012.” Association of Chinese Philosophers in America. “Cognitive Science of Religion and New Approaches to Religious Texts. 2012.” International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion.” American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting. Author’s response to “Metaphor and Meaning in Early China—2011 Dao Annual Best Essay Award. Society for Biblical Literature Annual Meeting. 247 pages. Germany. Frankfurt am Main.Harry Hongda Wu. 2013. April 2011. * “Neo-Orientalism and the Myth of Chinese Holism. Boston. Seattle. Respondent to the paper session on “Cognitive Theories of Ritual. February 15. UC Santa Barbara.” Ritual in the Biblical World Group. HI. MA.” Brno. Conflict and the Cultural Evolution of Religion.” David Noel Freedman Award for Excellence and Creativity in Hebrew Bible Scholarship.” Homo Experimentalis: Experimental Approaches in the Study of Religion. “Weak Folk Dualism in Early China. “Interdisciplinary Cooperation in the Cognitive Science of Religion. December 28. November 17. 8 .” Preconference on Religion. July 2011. “Confucian Virtue Ethics in Light of Contemporary Cognitive Science. November 2011. October 2010.

August 2010. San Francisco.“Embodied Cognition: Metaphor and Meaning. ON. March 2010.” University of Oxford. Religion and Theology Project. Structure and Meaning in Early Chinese Philosophy. American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting. University of Oxford. Toronto. “In Defense of Habit: Cognitive Science and Confucian Virtue Ethics. Toronto. June/July 2010. * “Psychological Interiority in the Analects. CA. Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy Annual Meeting. Toronto. September 2009. BC. April 2009. Taipei. CUHK and the Centenary of Tang Chun-I.” Session on “What Science Offers the Asian Humanities. IL.” International Association for the History of Religion XXth Quinquennial World Congress. “「變化」的象徵化與 秩序化: 《荀子》和〈易傳〉的「象」與「神」” and Chia-Lynne Hong. * “Mind-Body Folk Dualism in Early China.” Plenary session in honor of Herbert Fingarette. “Folk Dualism in Early China. March 2009. National Taiwan University. “The Secular and the Sacred: Early Confucianism and Now. UK. November 2009. Author’s Response. American Philosophical Association Annual Meeting (Pacific Division). CA. San Diego. January 2009. * “Cognitive Science and the Study of Chinese Thought. June 2009.” San Diego State University.” Conference on “New Directions in Chinese Philosophy: In Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Department of Philosophy. August 2010. May 2009.” Asian Cultures in Secular and Sacred Relations: Pasts and Presents. Taiwan.” Chinese University of Hong Kong. Chicago. WA.” International Association for the History of Religion XXth Quinquennial World Congress. Asilomar. “Metaphor and Meaning in Early China. Vancouver.” Conference on Theology and Cognition. 9 .” Conference on Metaphor. ON. Department of Philosophy. panel session on “New Work in the Field: Edward Slingerland’s What Science Offers the Humanities. * “Vertical Integration in a Darwinian Age. * “Body and Mind in Early China”. “Early Confucian Virtue Ethics: A Response to the Situationist Critique. August 2010.” Invited Symposium on Early Confucian Moral Philosophy. November 2009.” Cognitive Science of Religion Group and North American Association for the Study of Religion.” Respondent to panel on “Data from Dead Minds.” Conference on “Literary Forms of Argumentation in Premodern China. Cognition. “Obstruction: An Image-Schema in the Zhuangzi. Respondent to Masayuki Sato 佐藤將之.” at Symposium on “150 Years of Evolution: Darwin’s Impact on the Humanities and Social Sciences. American Philosophical Association Annual Meeting (Pacific Division). Olympia.” Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting. Evergreen College.

Indiana University.” Panel on “Blurring Boundaries: Excavated Texts and the Reconceptualization of Genre and School in Warring States China.” Conference on Beyond Belief: Enlightenment 2. University of British Columbia.ca/video_slingerland. CA.” Pragmatism and Empiricism in American Religious Thought Group.” Western Conference of the Association of Asian Studies. October 2007. Chicago.” Conference on Ethics in Ancient China and Greco-Roman Antiquity. PA.” Third International Conference on Daoism. La Jolla. Philadelphia.. Frauenwörth. Switzerland.” Panel on “The Cognitive Science of Religion. CA. April 2008. Chinese University of Hong Kong. * “Who’s Afraid of Reductionism? Cognitive Science. “Modern Cognitive Science and Mencian Ethics. Germany. Salk Institute. Crans-Montana.pwias.0. and the Humanities. (Viewable on-line at: http://thesciencenetwork. November 2005.” Additional Meeting on “Folk Dualism and Religious and Moral Cognition. (Viewable on-line at: http://www. September 2006. November 2007.” Cognitive Science of Religion Group. Salt Lake City. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. April 2006.” Keynote Address. “Confucius as Secular Savior? A Problem with Enlightenments 0.” Exploratory Workshop on Integrating Science and the Humanities. Il. 4th Annual Midwest Conference on East Asian Thought.0.scihum. Utah. September 2007..” Cognitive Science of Religion Group. American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting. September 2008. “Taking Heaven Seriously: Normativity and Constraint in the Zhuangzi. Respondent to panel on “Notions of Sagehood in Early China. Education.org/BeyondBelief2/watch/slingerland. “Moving from a Bi-versity to a True University: Prospects and Challenges. Bavaria. May 2006.” 「 道家經典的 詮釋 ── 我注六經還是六經注我」國際學術研討會 [International Conference on Daoist Textual Interpretation: Historical Approach Versus Self Expression].” Conference on Chinese Philosophy and Moral Psychology. American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting. “Reductionism and the Dialogue Between the Natural and Human Sciences.* “Some Issues in the Cognitive Science of Religion. “In Defense of Method: Hermeneutics and the Study of Early Daoist Thought. December 2007. Chicago. Munich. and the Problem of Moral Spontaneity in the Guodian Corpus. Germany. November 2008.ubc. Not Trying is Wrong’: The Paradox of Wu-wei in the Guodian Texts. * “‘Trying is Wrong.php) “Vertical Integration and the Study of East Asian Thought. San Francisco.” Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting. December 2007. Il. 10 .” World Knowledge Dialogue. Vancouver. American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität.5–2. November 2008. Pragmatism. * “Folk Dualism and Religious and Moral Cognition in Early China.php) “Music.

Taiwan. Boston. Nashville. 2000. 1998 and to the panel on “Non-Theological Ethics. San Diego. August 2002. by Edward Slingerland. * “China and the Debate on Human Rights: Potential for Cross-Cultural Dialogue. TN. American Philosophical Association Annual Meeting (Central Division). “Cognitive Science as a Tool for Comparative Studies. 2000.’” panel on “Interfaith Dialogue. November 2002. * “A Metaphor Analysis of Conceptions of the Self in the Zhuangzi. March 2003. Hawaii. at the Association of Asian Studies 2000 Annual Meeting. National Chengchi University.” Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy. * “One Root. University of Michigan. * “Toward a Conversation Between East and West on Human ‘Rights. “The Chinese Spiritual Ideal of Wu-wei (Effortless Action). Ontario. Boston. One Source: Conceptual Blending in the Mencius. American Academy of Religion 2002 Annual Meeting. Respondent to “New Works in the Field: Effortless Action: Wu-Wei as Conceptual Metaphor and Spiritual Ideal in Early China.” Conference on the Analects. March 9-10. * “Conceptual Blending and Normativity in the Mencius. East-West Center. 11 . Chinese Religions Group. “Metaphors for Self-Cultivation and the Paradox of Wu-wei in the Analects. Ann Arbor. 2000.” Workshop on The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Metaphor Theory and the Humanities.” panel on “New Approaches to the Self in Early China. November 20.” roundtable meeting of the Society for the Study of Early China.” panel on Methodological Approaches to Cross-Cultural Theory of Human Rights. Human Rights and the WTO.“Of What Use are the Odes? Modern Cognitive Science. September 2005.” Panel on Metaphor and Confucian Thought.” Panel on “Metaphor and Morals in Traditional China. 1999. Taipei.” at the American Academy of Religion 2000 Annual Meeting.” at the American Academy of Religion 1999 Annual Meeting. April 2003. January 5-9. April 2004. IL. March 9-10. 2000.” Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting. November 20-23. American Political Science Association 2002 Annual Meeting. October 1314. Honolulu.” International Conference on Chinese Philosophy in Analytical Perspectives. New York. San Diego. Toronto.” at the Association of Asian Studies 2000 Annual Meeting. * “Confucius as Virtue Ethicist. University of Southern California.” at the Third International Research Conference in Asian and Comparative Philosophy. Virtue Ethics. and Early Confucian Moral Training. Chicago.

January 2012. November 2011. Berlin. March 2012. Guangzhou. Simon Fraser University. “Philosophy and Metaphor: The Case of Early China.” Jacob Marschak Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Mathematics in the Behavioral Sciences. University of Texas. 12 .” The Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy. Germany. Centre for East Asian Studies. UK. June 2011.” Fudan University and East China Normal University. National University of Singapore. Team-Based Approach. Vancouver. March 14.” Institute for Logic and Cognition.” Aarhus University. “Mind-Body Dualism in Early China: A Large-Scale Corpus Analysis. “Mind-Body Dualism in Early China: A Large-Scale Corpus Analysis. Germany. China. Respondent to David Wong. Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG). May 2011. “Contemporary Cognitive Science and Early Chinese Virtue Ethics. “Chinese Philosophy and the Development of Compassion.” China Seminar.” Department of Philosophy. “Do We Really Live in a Secular Age?” Vancouver Institute. Sun Yat-Sen University.” INSIGHTS Public Lecture. February 2011. UCLA. April 2011. 2013. May 2012. 2013. Shanghai.” Green College. March 2. Scientific Methodology and the Study of Culture. University of Heidelberg. October 2012. Newcastle University.” Philomathia Lectures on Human Values. Cooperation and Morality: An Interdisciplinary.” Cluster of Excellence: Asia and Europe in a Global Context. Columbia University. Department for the Study of Religions. Vancouver. UBC Excellence in Research Lecture.INVITED LECTURES / KEYNOTES “Defending Habit: Cognitive Science and Confucian Virtue Ethics. Denmark. Masaryk University. NY. China. Chinese University of Hong Kong. “Moral Technologies: Cognitive Science. University of British Columbia. November 2012. “Debunking Myths About Early China: Embodied Cognition.” Ritual as Technology in East Asia Workshop. October 2011. Austin. Czech Republic. “From Bi-Versity to True University: Bringing Together the Sciences and Humanities. “Debunking Myths About Early China: Realizing the Benefits of Science-Humanities Integration. June 2011. “(Il)logic and Cognition: A Contemporary Scientific Perspective. Virtue Ethics and Ritual. “The Situationist Critique and Early Confucian Virtue Ethics. “In Defense of Habit: Contemporary Cognitive Science and Confucian Virtue Ethics. TX.” videoconference presentation. “The Evolution of Religion. 2013.” Department of Philosophy. January 7.

New Zealand. October 2010. Indiana. Arts.” Walter Powell Distinguished Lectures in Philosophy. Oregon. May 2009. Birmingham.” Keynote Address. Collège de France.” Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute for Advanced Studies. “China and the Debate on Human Rights: Potential for Cross-Cultural Dialogue. 2010. “Thinking with the Body: Somatic Marking and Blending Jujitsu in Early China. “Why Humanists Hate Vertical Integration. April 2010. University of Alabama. “Cognitive Science and the Humanities. Wabash College. “Effortless Action in Early Chinese Thought. “Vertical Integration and the Study of Chinese Thought. Evolution and Culture Speaker Series.” University of Sydney. March 2008. “Reverse Orientalism: The Myth of Holism in Early China. Paris. Italy. Tallinn. “Literature and Mind Symposium” (Departments of English and Psychology).” Hall Peebles Lecture.” Behavior.“From a Bi-versity to a True University: Bringing Together the Sciences and the Humanities. graduate student conference on “The Architecture of Minds and Cultures: Prospects and Problems of the Cognitive Science Approach in the Humanities. University of Auckland. Cognition and Culture Working Group. “What Science Offers the Humanities: Beyond the Humanities / Natural Science Divide. June 2008. Princeton University. Victoria University of Wellington. March 2008. Università Ca’Foscari. May 2009. Berlin). May 3. May 2010. Case Western University. “Reverse Orientalism and the Figure of Confucius in the West [L’orientalisme inversé et la réception de Confucius en Occident]” Guest Lecturer. Cal State Fullerton. Germany. June 2. and Social Sciences.” Collège de France. “Exorcizing the Geist in the Machine: Taking the Humanities Beyond Dualism. UC Santa Barbara.” Department of Cognitive Science Colloquium. University of Michigan. March 25. Venice. March 2010. April 11.” College of Arts & Sciences and the UAB Evolution. Linfield College. May 2010.” Department of Psychology.” B. Australia. “Consilience and Philosophy” and “Reverse Orientalism in the Study of Early Chinese Thought. March 2008.” Simon Fraser University. April 2010. China Scholars’ Symposium on “China: Globalization Now and Then. 2007 (via videoconference). University of Michigan. New Zealand.” 2008 Tang Junyi Lecture. 13 . 2010. 2006. February 2009. UCLA. 2010. Estonia. University of Tallinn.C. June 1 2010. April 2010. March 11. Center for Chinese Studies. “Cognitive Science and Early Confucian Ethics.” Brown University. “Confucian Ethics in the Age of Cognitive Science.” Dipartimento di Studi sull’Asia Orientale.

2005. “The Paradox of Wu-wei and the Sudden-Gradual Debate in Zen Buddhism. February 24. 2001.” UCLA. 2004. April 30. “Conceptual Blending in the Mencius. 2004. Response to Charles Taylor. 2003. the Humanities. October 30.” Templeton Foundation and Local Societies/Metanexus Institute Conference. March 21. UC San Diego. 2002. and the humanities. September 22. University of British Columbia.” Roundtable on Behavior and Evolutionary Psychology. University of Redlands.” at Biopolitics II. Somatic Marking. “Effortless Action: Wu-wei as Conceptual Metaphor and Spiritual Ideal in Early China.“Who’s afraid of reductionism? Evolution. UCLA Center for Governance. UCLA. Loyola Marymount University.” guest lecture in Cognitive Science 201. spiritual. March 30. 2003. October 2. UCLA. University of Southern California. “Religion Today. and the EP3 Incident. Asia-Pacific series. 2002.” in the Evolution and Human Behaviour series. University of Southern California. April 22. “Approaching awe. 2005. November 13. “Moral Spaces and Moral Accounting. May 8. an interdisciplinary seminar series supported by Green College and the UBC Biological Anthropology Research Group. 2004. April 9. “Collision with China: Conceptual Metaphor Analysis. 2001. Tier 2 (07/05–) 14 . November 15. UCLA.” at “The Self and the Sacred. February 28.” International/Interdisciplinary Discourse Seminar. 2003.” One-day conference. “China and the Debate on Human Rights: Potential for Cross-Cultural Dialogue. September 16.” session on “Cognitive Science.” Zen Center of Los Angeles. UCLA. CURRENT ACADEMIC SERVICE The University of British Columbia Professor of Asian Studies (07/10–) Canada Research Chair in Chinese Thought and Embodied Cognition. and the Social Sciences.” Center for the Study of Religion and Civic Culture meeting. 2003. October 22. “Loss of Self and Religious Ecstasy in Early Daoism. 2002. “Cross-Cultural Metaphors for Self. 2003. “Metaphor and Conceptions of Self.” University of British Columbia.” Great Ideas in the Social Sciences seminar series. University of Virginia. “Thinking With the Body: Somatic Marking and Blending in the Mencius.” Center for International Studies. CA. CA. November 6. “Taking Joy in the Way: A Confucian Meditation on Embodied Morality and Modern Neuroscience. 2002. 2004. Los Angeles.” Arizona State University. June 7. USC. Los Angeles. and aesthetic emotion. a moral. pragmatism.

Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy (CEACOP). joint appointment in the School of Religion and Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (06/04–07/05) Assistant Professor. Cultural Evolution of Religion Research Consortium (CERC) (04/12–) Co-Founder and Co-Director. and Religion” (06/04–07/05) Member. Journals. Cognitive Science of Religion Group. joint appointment in the School of Religion and Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (08/99–05/04) Member. American Academy of Religion (11/12–) Editorial Board Member. executive board. Department of Philosophy (04/10–) Centre Investigator. Other Centres Steering Committee Member. Cognitive Science of Religion Group. Brain Research Centre (09/06–) Professional Organizations. Templeton Foundation Grant on “Inquiry and Creativity in the Sciences. Pew CRCC “Religion and Culture” working group (09/02–06/04) University of Colorado. Other Centres Co-Founder and Co-Chair. Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (09/08–04/09) Graduate Advisor. Core Committee. Department of Psychology (02/09–) Associate Member.Director. Boulder Instructor (equivalent to Visiting Assistant Professor). Centre for the Study of Human Evolution. Arts. American Academy of Religion (11/01–11/05) Member. Journals. and primary organizer. Philosophy. Center for Religion and Civic Culture (03/02–06/04) Member. Confucian Traditions Group. Department of Religious Studies (08/98– 07/99) Professional Organizations. American Academy of Religion (12/07–11/12) Co-Chair. Cognition and Culture (HECC) (08/07–) Associate Member. City University of Hong Kong PREVIOUS ACADEMIC SERVICE The University of British Columbia Associate Professor of Asian Studies (07/05–07/10) Early Career Scholar (Senior). Journal of Cognitive Historiography (01/13–) Advisory Board Member. Program Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Ernst Strüngmann Forum on Cultural Evolution (01/11-05/12) 15 . Department of Asian Studies (07/09–07/10) University of Southern California Associate Professor.

Religion. SSHRC Partnership Grant. American Philosophical Association (APA). International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion (IACSR). University of Hawaii Press. Tier 2 (renewal).999. Society for the Study of Early China (SSEC). Best First Book in the History of Religions award.” Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy (2012) UBC. AAR Academy Series. Academic Year 20082009 Canada Research Chair. June 1991 GRANTS April 2012-April 2018 (sole PI). Association for Asian Studies (AAS). Science and Education. Stanford University. Studies in Logic. Research Grant. Journal of Humanities (Thailand). Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy.000. Cornell University Press. Tier 2. State University of New York Press. Manusya. Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) AWARDS / FELLOWSHIPS Annual Best Essay Award for “Metaphor and Meaning in Early China. C$3-4 million in partner matching funds. “The Evolution of Religion and Morality” (PI: Slingerland). Journal of Religion Nature and Culture. 2012-2013 Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. Early Career Scholar (Senior). Hackett Publishing Company. Oxford University Press.Journal or Grant Referee Cognitive Science. Journal of the American Academy of Religion. 2012-2013 Killam Faculty Research Fellowship. Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science. Early China. “Religions of Asia. Chinese University of Hong Kong Press.280 + approx. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS American Academy of Religion (AAR). John Templeton Foundation.” C$2. for Effortless Action: Wu-wei as Conceptual Metaphor and Spiritual Ideal in Early China USC General Education Teaching Award. 16 . $3. Danish Council for Independent Research.” 2002 Phi Beta Kappa. July 2005 – April 2010 Canada Research Chair. International Cognitive Linguistics Association (ICLA). Routledge.000 2011 (sole PI) SSHRC PG Grant planning grant. $20. May 2010 – April 2015 American Academy of Religion. “The Evolution of Religion and Morality. Killam Faculty Research Fellowship. Philosophy East & West. National Endowment for the Humanities.

English. USD215.S. C$103.000 September 2008 Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. 2001 (sole PI) James H. “Metaphor Analysis of Chinese & U. w/ C$27. modern Chinese. “Metaphor Analysis of Chinese & U. and Departments of Asian Studies.687. “Mapping the Cognitive Landscape of Early China.S. “Virtues in Conflict: a Cross-Cultural Study of Virtue Dilemmas and their Resolution” (PI: Daniel Hruschka. “Folk Dualism and Religious and Moral Cognition in Early China”. US$25. Japanese (reading only) 17 . £25. Cognitive Systems Program. Religion and Theology Project Small Research Grant. Philosophy.000 LANGUAGES Classical Chinese. “Critical Translation of the Analects of Confucius”.000 matching funds from the Faculty of Arts. Co-PIs: Charles Efferson. University of Southern California. 2003-Aug.000 Oct 2000-Oct 2000 (sole PI) Ahmanson Foundation (Conference on The Embodied Mind: Metaphor Theory and the Humanities). US$2.500 Jun. and Classical Near Eastern and Religious Studies. Joseph Henrich). French. (Principal Investigator: Edward Slingerland. 2003-May.000. University of Southern California. C$25. Zumberge Foundation. Arete Initiative. German. Standard Research Grant.” Committee 15 (“Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies”).October 2010–present (Co-investigator) University of Chicago. ranked 002/122. US$2. US$5. Political Discourse”. Italian. Political Discourse”. 2004-May.000 Jan. University of Southern California. September 2008-March 2011 (sole PI) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). 2003 (sole PI) Center for Religion and Civic Culture. Principal Applicants: Edward Slingerland and Joseph Henrich). 2003 (sole PI) James H. US$5. Exploratory Workshop Grant (“Integrating Science and the Humanities”). Jan.500 Jun. Zumberge Foundation. University of Southern California. “Metaphor Analysis of Chinese & U. Cognition. Political Discourse”. 2004 (sole PI) Center for Religion and Civic Culture.000 May 2009–August 2009 (sole PI) University of Oxford. University of British Columbia. 2001-Aug. Brain Research Centre. Psychology.S.