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    Nishitani on Emptiness and Historical Consciousness
    Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 13 (4): 491-506. 2014.
    This essay focuses on Nishitani Keiji’s 西谷啟治 early and late thinking, in the discourse on world history and modernity during wartime and the postwar meditation on emptiness and historicity in Religion and Nothingness. Following the first part of the analysis, I will trace Nishitani’s critical indebtedness to Heidegger’s existential-phenomenological analysis of historicity in Being and Time, and thereby analyze how Nishitani attempts to solve the aporia of modernity by recourse to the Buddhist do…Read more
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    This paper examines the philosophical debate on Seng Zhao ’s Thesis on No-Motion of Things, a debate which took place approximately at the turn of the late sixteenth and the early seventeenth centuries. Without doubt the Zhao Treatise is the most precious gem in the early Chinese Madhyamaka legacy. The sterling reputation of this seminal treatise had never been challenged until Zhencheng published the Logical Investigation of the Thesis of No-Motion of Things during 1588–1589. The following focu…Read more
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    Following the recent literature on institutions and economic growth, we examine the effects of property rights protection on corporate R&D. Using a unique 2003 World Bank survey of over 2400 firms in 18 Chinese cities, we obtain the following findings: (1) property rights protection is positively and significantly related to corporate R&D activity (for both process and product R&D); (2) government services and helping hand are conducive to corporate R&D, while informal payments to government off…Read more
  • A Distant Mirror: Articulating Indic Ideas in Sixth and Seventh Century Chinese Buddhism (edited book)
    with Michael Radich
    Hamburg University Press. 2014.
  • The Dark Side of Expressed Humility for Non-humble Leaders: A Conservation of Resources Perspective
    with Kejian Yang, Longzhi Zhou, Zhen Wang, and Zhengxue Luo
    Frontiers in Psychology 10. 2019.
  • It is hypothesized that persons who use drugs in Vietnam who are also HIV-positive may face additional challenges in psychosocial outcomes, and these challenges may extend to their family members. In this study, we examined depressive symptoms, stigma, social support, and caregiver burden of HIV-positive PWUD and their family members, compared to the outcomes of HIV-negative PWUD and their family members. Baseline, 3-month, and 6-month assessment data were gathered from 83 PWUD and 83 family mem…Read more