Dennis Schilling is the Professor for Chinese Philosophy at the School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China. He studied Sinology, Philosophy and Japanology at the universities of Würzburg, Munich, Wuhan/PR China, and received his Doctor degree and the habilitation at the University of Munich. His doctoral thesis explores metaphysical, political and ethical ideas in Chinese divination texts imitating the composition and style of the ancient manual Yì jīng. Currently, his research focuses on ideas of life and death in ancient and medieval China and on the metaphysics of time and change in Chinese philosophy. He is also engaged in comparative philosophy and teaches Chinese Metaphysics, Daoist philosophy and Yì jīng studies.
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