Tang Junyi

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Tang.
Tang Junyi
Born (1909-01-17)17 January 1909
Sichuan, Qing Dynasty
Died 2 February 1978(1978-02-02) (aged 69)
Hong Kong Baptist Hospital, Kowloon, British Hong Kong
Cause of death
Lung cancer
Resting place
Chaoyang Cemetery, Taipei
Other names Tang Yibo 唐毅伯
Alma mater Sino-Russian University
Beijing University
Nanjing University
Occupation Professor
Organization New Asia College
Taiwan University
Religion New Confucianism
Spouse(s) Xie Tienguang (11 December 1916 - 24 August 2000)
Parent(s) Tang Difeng 唐迪風 (1886-1931)
Chen Daren 陳大任 (1887-1964)

Tang Junyi (Chinese: 唐君毅; pinyin: Táng Jūnyì; Wade–Giles: T'ang Chün-i, 17 January 1909 – 2 February 1978) was a Chinese philosopher, who was one of the leading exponents of New Confucianism. He was influenced by Plato and Hegel as well as by earlier Confucian thought.

Born in mainland China, Tang Junyi went into exile in Hong Kong in 1949, after the declaration of the People's Republic of China, living there for the rest of his life.[1] There he helped found the New Asia College, which was integrated into the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1963. His work has mainly been influential in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the United States.


  1. ^ Vandermeersch, Léon; Bernie Mahapatra (translator) (2003). "Umberto Bresciani, Reinventing Confucianism". French Centre for Research on Contemporary China. Retrieved 2007-06-15. 

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