Professor Wen is an Associate Professor in the School of Philosophy at Renmin University. His Ph.D. is in Comparative Philosophy, with a specialization in Metaphysics. He earned an M.A. degree in Philosophy at Peking University, and a B.S. degree in Psychology at East China Normal University in Shanghai. His work focuses on Confucianism. Recently, he published a book, Confucian Pragmatism as the Art of Contextualizing Personal Experience and World.
Professor Yang has been teaching at Renmin University of China since 1982 and won the “Excellent Teacher” Award from the Beijing Municipal Government. He teaches comparative culture emphasizing values, political philosophy and intellectual history, and supervises doctor candidates in those fields. He has been teaching at TBC since 1998 and teaching courses such as Political Histories since 1949, the Cultural Revolution since 2010, and Modern Chinese Literature in Chinese since 2001. In the U.S., he has taught at Towson University and University of Massachusetts, and lectured at Dickinson College, Wheaton College, etc. He translated Nietzsche’s complete works from German into Chinese.