Paul J. D’Ambrosio is associate professor of Chinese philosophy at East China Normal University, where he also serves as fellow of the Institute of Modern Chinese Thought and Culture, and dean of the Center for Intercultural Research. He is co-author (with Hans-Georg Moeller) of You and Your Profile (Columbia University Press, 2021) and Genuine Pretending (Columbia University Press, 2017), author of 真假之间 (Kongxue Tang, 2020), and editor (with Michael J. Sandel) of Encountering China (Harvard University Press, 2018). Additionally, he has authored over 80 articles, chapters, and reviews, and is translator of over a dozen books on Chinese philosophy.
Control Everything: On Hartmut Rosa’s “The Uncontrollability of the World”
Paul J. D’Ambrosio finds meaning in “The Uncontrollability of the World,” the new book from Hartmut Rosa....
Cats and the Good Life
Paul J. D’Ambrosio on what John Gray can tell us about cats and the meaning of life....
My Successes (and Failures) Are All Mine?
“The Tyranny of Merit” might recast the way you view everything from essential workers to choice, luck, and smuggery....
The Proliferation of Profilicity
From the Chinese Social Credit System to Facebook and Airbnb, what to make of our new era of profilicity....
Ultra Soft Power
Paul J. D’Ambrosio reviews Roel Sterckx’s “Ways of Heaven: An Introduction to Chinese Thought.”...
Decoding the “Zhuangzi”: A Debate on Hans-Georg Moeller and Paul J. D’Ambrosio’s “Genuine Pretending”
David E. Cooper reviews "Genuine Pretending: On the Philosophy of the Zhuangzi," and authors Hans-Georg Moeller and Paul J. D'Ambrosio respond....
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