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Section of Buddhism and Taoism

  • Lesong CHENG
  • Professor
  • Office:Lee Shau Kee Humanities Buildings (李兆基人文学苑) No. 2, Room 230
  • Email: Chenglesong@pku.edu.cn
  • Education: PhD, The Chinese University of Hongkong, 2006
  • Areas of Research:Thoughts in Han Period, Daoism in Medieval period, Approaches to Religious studies.

Starting from the hermeneutic approach to the Daoist text of the medieval period, I attempt to display the complexity of belief and religious practice of Daoist masters and believers through exploration of life surroudings in particular period and social-cultural context. The clarification of the characteristics of Chinese-ness would contribute not only the understanding of the culture that we Chinese people root in, but shed new light on the methodological framework of academical work on history of thoughts in different cultural traditions as general academic work heading forwords the mutual understanding among peoples and nations.

Selected Courses

Body, Immortality, and Mysticism: Critical Ideas in Daoist Tradition.

Selected Publications

Lesong Cheng: From Semantic Dilemma to Theoretical Potentiality: The issueof terminology of domestic theory of religious studies in China, Journal of Peking University, 2016.
Lesong Cheng, The Symbolism of Body in Daoism, Frontier of Philosophy in China, 2016.
Lesong Cheng: Dying towrds Immortality, Religious Studies(Taiwan), 2016.
Lesong Cheng: Body, Immortality and Mysticism: The perspective of History of Ideas on Daoist Beliefs, Peking University Press, 2017.
Lesong Cheng: Daoist Texts and Thoughts in Medieval Period, Religious Culture Press, 2017.