Ching-I Tu

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Professor of Chinese and East Asian Studies
Director of the Confucius Institute of Rutgers University (CIRU)

Scott Hall, Room 222
College Avenue Campus

Office Hours: M 1:30-2:30 | by appointment

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Ching-I Tu is a Professor of Chinese and East Asian Studies and the Director of the Confucius Institute of Rutgers University (CIRU). He has introduced and taught a large number of courses in Chinese and Chinese Studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels, received numerous grants for curriculum, faculty, and program development in Chinese and East Asian Studies, and served on many committees at and outside Rutgers.

Professor Tu is a co-editor of Chinese Classics and Thought (forthcoming in 2012 from CIRU Rutgers University).


Education Areas of Specialization
  • Ph.D., University of Washington
  • B.A., National Taiwan University
  • Chinese Literary Criticism
  • Chinese Thought
  • Chinese Hermeneutics
  • Chinese Culture
  • East Asia

Recent Books
East_asian_confucianismsInterpretation_and_Intellectual_ChangeClassics_and_interpretations

Recent Courses Taught
  • Chinese Poetry (01:165:412)
  • Readings in Classical Chinese Literature I (01:165:419)
  • Readings in Classical Chinese Literature II (01:165:420)
  • Seminar on Chinese Literature and Thought (01:165:490)
  • Advanced Topics in Chinese Civilization (01:165:524)
  • Chinese Poetry and Poetics (01:165:532)

Selected Awards and Distinctions
  • Chair Professor, National Chi-Nan University, Taiwan, 2009.
  • World Language Award, Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and On-line Teaching (MERLOT), 2008.
  • Reviewer, Academic Excellence Projects, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 2006
  • Chair, Advisory Editorial Board, East Asia: An International Quarterly (Transaction), 1998-2002.