Lou Yulie

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Lou Yulie
Native name
Born (1934-12-10) December 10, 1934 (age 84)
Alma materPeking University
OccupationPhilosophy researcher, professor, author

Lou Yulie (simplified Chinese: 楼宇烈; traditional Chinese: 樓宇烈; pinyin: Lóu Yŭliè; born October 10, 1934) is professor of philosophy and religious studies at Peking University who serves as Honorary Dean of Institutes of Religion and Culture[1][2][3] and was the founding director of the Institute of Chinese Buddhist Cultural Studies.[4] Lou has worked on the area of history of Chinese Philosophy, Chinese Buddhism and Buddhist philosophy in Peking University for more than 50 years.[5] He is well known nationally and internationally for his study of the history of Chinese philosophy, especially the study of metaphysics during the Wei and Jin period (AD 220-420) and the modern philosophy of China,[6] as well as the promotion of Chinese culture.[7]


Lou was born on October 10, 1934, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, with his ancestral home in Shengzhou. After the high school of Pujiang High School, he studied, then taught, at what is now Peking University.[8] He was appointed lecturer of the Department of Philosophy, Peking University, in June 1979, becoming associate professor in December 1980 and professor in September 1985. In December 1989, he was elected a member of Academic Committee of the Peking University. Lou served as vice-president of the National Academy of Religion between 1988 and 1995, and a member of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council from 1992 to 1997.[9]


  • A Refresher: A Collection of Papers on Chinese Philosophy
  • Collation of the Works of Wang Bi
  • Buddhism and the Spirit of Humanism in China


  • Collation of the Works of Wang Bi - Third place prize from the National Ancient Books Collation


  1. ^ "Exclusive interview: Lou Yulie on Confucianism". CNTV. 2013-06-17.
  2. ^ 楼宇烈:祖庭文化是佛教中国化成果 也是国际交流纽带. china.com.cn (in Chinese). 2016-11-22.
  3. ^ 楼宇烈:中国文化根本精神在于自信. sina (in Chinese). 2016-09-09.
  4. ^ "北京大学哲学系 - 机构人员". www.phil.pku.edu.cn. Retrieved 2018-05-21.
  5. ^ "Dr. Stephan Rothlin visited Prof. Lou Yulie, Senior Advisor of CIBE". cibe. 2013-01-24.
  6. ^ "Lou Yulie". Voice of Longquan. 2016-01-15.
  7. ^ "北大教授樓宇烈:以人為本是中國傳統文化精神的核心" (in Chinese). Retrieved 2018-05-21.
  8. ^ 82岁北大教授楼宇烈的繁忙与清淡. Xinhuanet (in Chinese). 2016-08-02.
  9. ^ "Original definition of Lao Zi "Tao" and its theoretical and practical meaning". nlc.gov.cn. 2005-06-04.