Yang Xiao 蕭陽 has been teaching in the Department of Philosophy at Kenyon College since 2003. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Xiao's major in college was theoretical physics. He received a master degree in philosophy at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, and a Ph.D. at the New School for Social Research in New York. Xiao was a visiting student at Wolfson College at Oxford University. He has studied with Peter Strawson, Richard Bernstein, Agnes Heller, Yirmiyahu Yovel, Reiner Schürmann, Axel Honneth, Albrecht Wellmer, Jerome Kohn and Seth Benardete. When he lived in Berkeley, he took courses with Bernard Williams, Robert Bellah, Donald Davidson, Hubert Dreyfus, Barry Stroud and Frederic Wakeman.
Xiao was a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley and at Harvard. He has spent his sabbatical years at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the Institute for Advanced Study at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou.
Xiao has been the book review editor of "Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy" since 2005.
In 2011 Xiao was elected as vice president of the International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy (ISCWP) for the term 2011-2014. Xiao was the president for the term 2014-2017.
Xiao was the director for the Sino-British-American Summer School of Philosophy in 2019 held at East China Normal University 華東師大 in Shanghai, and the theme of the year was "Environmental Philosophy".
Xiao started teaching a course dealing with climate change in 2016, "The Anthropocene as a Philosophical Problem", which might have been the first course of its kind.
For PDF versions of his articles and chapters, please go to Xiao’s website at academia.com.
Areas of Expertise
Ethics, Political Philosophy, Chinese Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Eco-Philosophy (Environmental Philosophy and Climate Change)