Yuen Ming De

Yuen Ming De (B.A. Hons NUS); Email: a0029461-at-nus.edu.sg; Degree: MA

mingdeAbout Himself: I’m interested in exploring the thoughts of early Chinese philosophers, specifically thinkers from pre-Qin period, commonly referred to retrospectively as Confucians, Mohists, Daoist and Yangists. I hold the assumption that “ethical thinking” existed in early China, and that the early thinkers put forth and defended their individual theories on the ideal life. My first set of concerns is understanding how the early philosophisers defended their theories, what arguments or persuasive methods were employed. My second set of concerns is to investigate and elaborate on the underlying assumptions that implicate the differences and disagreements between these various thinkers.

Areas of interest: Early Chinese Philosophy