Curriculum Vitae

CHEN Yajun

School of Philosophy, Fudan University
220 Handan Road, Shanghai,
China 200433
Phone: +86-21—65642731

Personal Data

Date of birth: November 20, 1960

Citizenship: Chinese

Family: married to Annette Hillers-Chen; having a daughter Chen Nanding (first marriage), two sons Chen Lian and Chen Lean.



Ph.D. in Philosophy: 2000, Beijing University (Peking University)

M.A. in Philosophy: 1985, Nanjing University

B.A. in Philosophy: 1982, Wuhan University



Chinese – native language

English – fluent (oral and written)

German- basic skills

Academic Positions

Professor of Philosophy (Fudan University, 2016-present)

Professor of Philosophy (Nanjing University, 2003-2016)

Visiting Scholar (University of Pittsburg, 2009-2010)

Professor of Philosophy (Xiamen University, 2001-2003)

Visiting Scholar (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000-2001)

Associate Professor, Philosophy Department (Xiamen University, 1995–2000)

Visiting Fellow (Yale University, 1993-1994)

Visiting Scholar (Harvard University, 1991-1993)


Academic Interests

Pragmatism and New Pragmatism

Post-Analytic Philosophy



Chinese Philosophy





Reconstruction of Philosophy, Beijing: The Publishing House of Chinese Social Sciences, 1998.

Pragmatism: from Peirce to PutnamChangsha: Press of Hunan Education, 1999.

From Analytic Philosophy to Pragmatism: A Research in Putnam’s PhilosophyBeijing: Eastern Publishing House.

Metaphysics and Social Hope, A Research in Rorty’s Philosophy, Nanjing: Jiangsu people’s Press, 2002.

Beyond Empiricism and Rationalism: Pragmatist Narrative and Its Contemporary Changes and EffectsNanjing: Jiangsu people’s Press, 2014.

Selected Writings on Pragmatism, Nanjing: Jiangsu people’s Press, 2015.

Conversations with Brandom about His “making It Explicit”, Shanghai: Fudan University Press (forthcoming)



An Anthology of William James, ed.& trans. ( with Wan Junren), Shanghai: Far-eastern Publishing House, 1997.

A Selected Works of William James, ed.& trans. (with Wan Junren), Beijing: The Publishing House of Social Sciences Literature, 2006.

Collected Works of John Dewey, Middle Works of John Dewey, Vol. 4, Trans. (with Ji Zhichuang),Shanghai: Chinese Eastern Normal University Press, 2011.

Brandom, Articulating Reasons, Trans. Shanghai: Fudan University Press (forthcoming)