Dr. TANG Siu Fu 鄧小虎博士

  • Associate Professor
  • BA (CUHK), M.Phil. (CUHK), D.Phil. (Oxford)
  • 852-39174293
  • 852-28581334
  • Rm 812, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU
  • tangsf@hku.hk


Trained in both Western and Chinese Philosophy in my undergraduate and master studies in Hong Kong, I then studied in the Chinese Institute of Oxford University and got the D.Phil. degree there. I came to the School of Chinese, HKU in September, 2008 and have been responsible for teaching courses of Chinese Philosophy such as Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism. My research interests lie in early Confucianism (in particular the thought of Xunzi), ethics and political philosophy, comparative philosophy, and issues of modernity and Chinese thought.


  • Self-realization through Confucian Learning: A Contemporary Reconstruction of Xunzi’s Ethics. New York: SUNY Press, 2016.
  • 《荀子的為己之學:從性惡到養心以誠》(北京:北京大學出版社,2015年)。(Learning for One’s Own Self in the Xunzi.) (Beijing: Peking University Press, 2015)

Journal articles:

  • ‘Responses to Hutton, Kim, and Loy.’ Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 19.1 (2020): 139-144.
  • 〈同性婚姻和儒家倫理:回應方旭東教授〉,《中外醫學哲學》第16卷第2期(2018),頁119-123。(‘Same-sex Marriage and Confucian Ethics: A Response to Professor Fang Xudong.’ International Journal of Chinese and Comparative Philosophy of Medicine 16.2 (2018): 119-123.)
  • 〈荀子思想中的化性起偽與道德動機〉,《哲學與文化月刊》,第533期(2018年10月),頁113-128。(‘Moral Motivation and the Transformation of Nature and the Rise of Artifice in Xunzi’s Thought.’ Universitas: Monthly Review of Philosophy and Culture 533 (2018): 113-128.)
  • 〈《荀子》中“道”的內容的探討〉,《邯鄲學院學報》,第23卷第1期(2013年),頁74-78。( ‘The Content of Dao in the Xunzi.’ Journal of Handan College 23.1 (2013): 74-78.)
  • ‘Self and Community in the Xunzi.’ Frontiers of Philosophy in China 7.3 (2012): 455-470.
  • 〈人倫和基本益品〉,《哲學與文化》,第432期(2010),頁3-18。(‘Human Relationships and Primary Goods.’ Universitas: Monthly Review of Philosophy and Culture 432 (2010): 3-18.)
  • 〈《荀子》中「性」與「偽」的多重結構〉,《國立臺灣大學哲學論評》,第36期(2008),頁1-28。( ‘The Multi-layered Structure of the Concepts of Nature (xing) and Artifice (wei) in the Xunzi.’ NTU Philosophical Review 36 (2008): 1-28.

Book chapters:

  • ‘The Guodian ConfuciXunzi.’ Dao Companion to the Guodian Bamboo Manuscripts. Ed. Shirley Chan. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2019. 319-338.
  • ‘A Contemporary Interpretation of Confucian Ritual in the Writings of Xunzi.’ Reconceptualizing Confucian Philosophy in the 21st Century. Ed. Xinzhong Yao. Singapore: Springer, 2017. 427-440.
  • 〈梁漱溟的佛儒生命書寫〉,《人間佛教的生命書寫與家國關懷》,陳劍錦主編(香港:香港中文大學人間佛教研究中心,2017年),頁185-192。(‘Liang Shuming’s Buddhist-Confucian Life Discourse.’ Life Discourse and Family-Country Concerns of the Humanistic Buddhism. Ed. Chen Chien-huang. Hong Kong: Centre for the Study of Humanistic Buddhism, 2017.)
  • Xing and Xunzi’s Understanding of Our Nature.’ Dao Companion to Xunzi. Ed. Eric Huttion. Dordrecht: Springer, 2016.
  • 〈荀子思想中的養與別〉,《荀子思想研究》,涂可國、劉廷善編(濟南:齊魯書社,2015年),頁209-216。(‘Nourishment and Distinction in Xunzi’s Thought.’ A Study of Xunzi’s Thought. Eds. Tu Keguo and Liu Tingshan. Jinan: Qilu shushe, 2015. 209-216.)
  • 〈《荀子》中「道」的內容的探討〉,《荀子思想研究》,康香閣、梁濤編(北京:人民出版社,2014),頁228-235。(‘An Investigation of Daoin the Xunzi.’ Xunzi Thought Study. Eds. Kang Xiangge and Liang Tao. Beijing: Renming Chubanshe, 2014. 228-235.)
  • 〈「文」與先秦儒學〉,《百川匯海:文史譯新探》,施仲謀等編(香港:中華書局,2013),頁276-287。(‘ “Wen” and Pre-Qin Confucianism.’Myriad Streams Maketh the Ocean: New Currents in Chinese Studies. Ed. Chung-mou Si etal. Hong Kong: Chung Hwa Book Co., 2013. 276-287.)
  • 〈《荀子》中的《詩》及其反映的倫理思想〉,《東方詩話學第七屆國際學術研討會論文集》,香港大學中文學院主編(台中:文昕閣出圖書有限公司,2012年),頁1001-1022。(‘Odes in the Xunzi and Their Ethical Thought.’ The Anthology of the Seventh International Conference of Oriental Poetry. Taizhong: Wenxinge Publishing, 2012, 1001-1022.)
  • 〈荀子:性惡和道德自主〉,《求索之迹:香港中文大學哲學系六十周年系慶論文集.校友卷》,劉國英、張燦輝編(香港:中文大學出版社,2009年),頁409-428。(‘Xunzi: People’s Nature is Bad and Moral Autonomy.’ Qiu Suo Zhi Ji: Anthology for the 60th Anniversary of the Department of Philosophy of CUHK. Eds. Guoying Liu and Canhui Zhang. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 2009. 409-428.)
  • Tang, Siufu and Isaac Yue. ‘Food and Literati: The Gastronomic Discourse of Imperial Chinese Literature.’ Scribes of Gastronomy: Representations of Food and Drink in Imperial Chinese Literature. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2013. 1-13.

Edited book:

  • Tang, Siufu and Isaac Yue. Scribes of Gastronomy: Representations of Food and Drink in Imperial Chinese Literature. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2013.