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Edward Chung


Ph.D., 1990: Religious Studies, University of Toronto

M.A., 1984: Religious Studies, University of Toronto

B.A.,  1982: Religious Studies Specialty, University of Toronto.

Associate Professor; Asian Studies Program Director (2011- ), UPEI; Adjunct Professor, Religious Studies, St. Mary’s University and MA Program in Theology and Religious Studies, SMU; and, Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax.
Religious Studies (Chair 2003-2009)
(902) 566-0324
Research Interests: 
  •  Eastern religion and thought, especially Neo-Confucianism
  •  Modern Confucian ethics and spirituality
  •  Comparative Religion: interreligious dialogue; Confucian-Christian dialogue 
  •  East Asian religions in Canada

 Book: Edward Y.J. Chung, The Neo-Confucianism of Yi T’oegye and Yi Yulgok: A Reappraisal of the “Four- Seven Thesis” and Its Practical Implications for Self-Cultivation. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995 (352 pages;
CD version, 1998).

Articles (all single-authored):

  •  “Self Transcendence as the Ultimate Reality in Interreligious Dialogue: A Neo Confucian Perspective.” Studies in Religion / Sciences Religieuses vol. 40, no. 2 (June 2011): 152-178 (ISSN: 0008-4298; eISSN: 2042-0587; online doi: 10.1177/0008429811402025).
  •  “Yi T’oegye (1501 1570) on Self Transcendence.” Acta Koreana vol. 13, no. 2 (Dec. 2010): 31-46 (ISSN: 1520-7412). 
  •  “Yi T’oegye’s Religious Thought: A Neo-Confucian and Comparative Perspective.” In East Asian Confucianisms: Interactions and Innovations.
    Confucius Institute and The State University of New Jersey Press, 2010, pp. 193-210 (ISBN-10: 0-615–38932-5).
  •  “Sagehood and Religious Practice in Yi T’oegye'’ Neo-Confucianism.” The Literature and Thought of Yi T’oegye. The International T’oegyehak Society and Yeungnam University, 2009, pp. 263-291.
  •  “Confucian Spirituality in Yi T’oegye: A Korean Neo-Confucian Interpretation and Its Implications for Comparative Religion” In Tu Wei-ming and Mary-Evelyn Tucker, editors, Confucian Spirituality, vol. 2. New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 2004, pp. , pp. 204-225 (ISBN: 0-8245-2254-0).
  •  “Yi Yulgok on Mind, Human Nature, and Emotions: A Neo-Confucian Interpretation.” Monumenta Serica - Journal of Oriental Studies 46 (Dec. 1998, Germany): 265-290 (ISSN: 0254-9948).
  •  “Confucianism and Women in Modern Korea: Continuity, Change, and Conflict,” in Arvind Sharma and Katherine Young, eds., The Annual Review of Women in World Religions, vol. 3 (1994): 142-188. Albany: SUNY Press (ISBN: 0-7914-2031-1).

Other papers: Edward Chung’s other works (e.g., Neo-Confucianism; inter-religious dialogue; Confucianism and modernization; modern Confucian rites
and values; etc.) are published in the following journals: Asian Profile, Korean Studies in Canada, Religion and Culture, Korea Journal, and so on. Since 1987 he has also presented 39 major conference papers at the annual meetings of AAR (American Academy of Religion), CASA (Canadian Asian Studies Association), CSSR (Canadian Society for the Study of Religions), Harvard Confucian Studies, IAHR, and other international scholarly societies.