Longquan Monastery 龍泉寺 (15 August 2014)-4

Thierry Meynard s.j. is currently professor and PhD director at the philosophy department of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, where he teaches Western Philosophy and Latin Classics. He is the vice-director of the Archive for Introduction of Western Knowledge, at Sun Yat-Sen University. In 2012-2014, he was also the director of The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies, a study program established by the Jesuits in 1998, and he still supervises the research activity of this center. In 2003, he obtained his PhD in Philosophy from Peking University, presenting a thesis on Liang Shuming. From 2003 to 2006, he taught philosophy at Fordham University, New York. Since 2006, he is a member of the Macau Ricci Institute. He has authored twenty academic articles and a dozen of essays. He authored
The Jesuit Reading of Confucius (Boston: Brill, 2015), The Religious Philosophy of Liang Shuming (Boston: Brill, 2011), Confucius Sinarum Philosophus (Rome: IHSI, 2011), Following the Footsteps of the Jesuits in Beijing (St Louis: Jesuit Sources, 2006), and co-authored with Sher-shiueh Li, Jesuit Chreia in Late Ming China (Bern: Peter Lang: 2014). He also edited Li Madou, Tianzhushiyi jinzhu (Shangwu yinshuguan, 2014), Matteo Ricci, Le sens réel de « Seigneur du Ciel » (Paris, Bibliothèque Chinoise, Belles Lettres, 2013), Teilhard and the Future of Humanity (New York: Fordham University Press, 2006). He gave talks in the US (Columbia University, Chicago University, Loyola University Chicago, University of San Francisco, Loyola Marymount University, Saint Louis University, Saint Joseph University), in UK (University of London), in France (College de France, CNRS, Centre Sèvres), in Germany (Georg-August Universität Goettingen), in India (Institute of Chinese Studies in New Delhi, Vidyajyoti College of Theology in Delhi, Loyola College in Chennai), in Philippines (Ateneo de Manila University), in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Chinese University), in Taiwan (Academia Sinica, Fujen University) and in mainland China (Peking University, People’s University, Fudan University, East Normal University, China Academy of Social Sciences).