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Professor FAN, Ruiping
范瑞平
BM Baotou, MA CASS, PhD Rice
Chair Professor
Ruiping Fan is Chair Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy in the Department. He also serves as Co-Editor of the International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine (Hong Kong), Associate Editor for both the Journal of Medicine & Philosophy (USA) and the Chinese Medical Ethics (mainland China), and on the Editorial Board of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (via Springer). His research focuses on Confucian bioethics, Chinese and comparative philosophy, and ethics and public policy. In addition to over 150 journal articles and book chapters (80 in English and 70 in Chinese) published, he has also authored Reconstructionist Confucianism: Rethinking Morality after the West (in English, 2010) and Contemporary Confucian Bioethics (in Chinese, 2011). He was the editor or co-editor of Confucian Bioethics (in English, 1999), Confucian Society and the Revival of Dao (in Chinese, 2008), the Renaissance of Confucianism in Contemporary China (in English, 2011), Confucian Constitution and China’s Future (in Chinese, 2012), Ritual and the Moral Life (in English, 2012), Confucian Constitutional Order (in English, 2013), Family-oriented Informed Consent: East Asian and American Perspectives (in English, 2015), and Building Chinese Bioethics: New Explorations (in Chinese, 2017).

 
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Office: YEUNG-B7517
Phone: +852 3442 7488
Fax: +852 3442 0413
Email: safan@cityu.edu.hk
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On-going research projects:
 
Co-Principal Investigator, “Whole Body Transplants / Head Transplants: An International Interdisciplinary Research Project,” funded by The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Wake Forest University and United International College, US$40,000, 2017-2020.
 
Principle Investigator, “Proper Incentives for Organ Donation: A Multidisciplinary Local and International Study on the Divergent Models” (GRF Project No: 11607518; HK$934,988), Sep 2018- Aug 2021.
 
Recent Publications:
 
“Taking the Role of the Family Seriously in Treating Chinese Psychiatric Patients: A Confucian Familist Review on China’s first Mental Health Act,” with Mingxu Wang, Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 40.5 (October 2015): 387-399.
 
“Nonegalitarian Social Responsibility for Health: A Confucian Perspective on Article 14 of the UNESCO Declaration in Bioethics and Human Rights,” Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 26.2 (2016): 105-218.
 
“Is Confucian Harmony Foundationless? A Critical Question for Chenyang Li,” Philosophy East & West 67.1 (2017): 246-256.
 
“Developing Confucian Virtue-based Rights: A Response to Jonathan Chan’s Confucian Critique of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights,” with Wenqing Zhao, in Joseph Tham, Kai Man Kwan and Alberto Garcia (eds.), Religious Perspectives on Bioethics and Human Rights, Springer, Dordrecht, 2017, pp. 115-118.
 
“Opt-in or Opt-out: That Is Not the Question,” with HM Chan, Hong Kong Medical Journal 23.6 (December 2017): 658-660.
 
“Principlism, Pragmatism, or Reconstructionist Confucianism? – Some Comments on Ni Peimin’s English Translation of the Analects,” Frontiers of Philosophy in China 13.2 (2018): 207-216.  https://doi.org/10.3868/s030-007-018-0016-4