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Books

Lai K, 2017, An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy, 2nd, Cambridge University Press, http://www.cambridge.org/au/academic/subjects/philosophy/philosophy-general-interest/introduction-chinese-philosophy-2nd-edition?format=PB#3rVBKmItS8SxCZv5.97

Lai K, 2016, Learning from Chinese Philosophies, Routledge, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315591902

Lai KL, 2008, Introduction to Chinese Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511800832

Lai KL, 2006, Learning from Chinese Philosophy: Ethics of Interdependent and Contextualised Self, Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, UK, http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&title_id=4719&edition_id=6899&calcTitle=1

Book Chapters

Lai K, 2019, 'The Cicada-Catcher: Learning for Life', in Lai K; Chiu WW (ed.), Skill and Mastery Philosophical Stories from the Zhuangzi, Rowman and Littlefield International, London, pp. 143 - 162, https://www.rowmaninternational.com/book/skill_and_mastery/3-156-69c8f1cc-26a8-4f2f-93c9-c833de2da7a7

Lai K, 2018, 'Learning to be Reliable: Confucius' Analects', in Lai K; Benitez R; Kim HJ (ed.), Cultivating a Good Life in Early Chinese and Ancient Greek Philosophy : Perspectives and Reverberations, Bloomsbury Publishing, London and NY, pp. 193 - 207, https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/cultivating-a-good-life-in-early-chinese-and-ancient-greek-philosophy-9781350049574/

LAI K, 2018, 'Zhuangzi’s suggestiveness: Sceptical questions', in Hetherington (ed.), What Makes a Philosopher Great? Thirteen Arguments for Twelve Philosophers, Routledge, New York, pp. 30 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315676999

Lai KL, 2016, 'Confucian Reliability and Epistemic Agency: Engagements with Feminist Epistemology', in Tan S; Foust M (ed.), Feminist Encounters with Confucius, Brill, Leiden, Boston, pp. 101 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004332119_006

Lai K, 2016, 'Confucian Reliability and Epistemic Agency: Engagements with Feminist Epistemology', in Foust MA; Tan SH (ed.), FEMINIST ENCOUNTERS WITH CONFUCIUS, BRILL, pp. 101 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/978900433219_006

Lai KL, 2016, 'Close Personal Relationships and the Situated Self: The Confucian Analects and Feminist Philosophy', in Pang-white A (ed.), The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy and Gender, edn. Bloomsbury Research Handbooks, Bloomsbury Publishing, London and New York, pp. 111 - 126, http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-bloomsbury-research-handbook-of-chinese-philosophy-and-gender-9781472569868/

Lai KL, 2016, 'Confucian Business Ethics: Reliability, Relationships, and Responsiveness', in Sison AJG (ed.), Handbook of Virtue Ethics in Business and Management, edn. 1, Springer, Netherlands, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6729-4_23-1

Lai KL; Hetherington SC, 2015, 'Knowing-How and Knowing-To', in Bruya B (ed.), The Philosophical Challenge from China, MIT Press, Massachusetts, pp. 279 - 302, http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/philosophical-challenge-china

Lai KL, 2015, 'Cosmology, Divinity and Self-Cultivation in Chinese Thought', in Oppy G (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion, Routledge, Oxon and New York, pp. 93 - 113, https://www.routledgehandbooks.com/doi/10.4324/9781315719412.ch7

Lai KL, 2014, 'Dialogue and epistemological humility', in Seibt J; Garsdal J (ed.), How Is Global Dialogue Possible?, edn. Process Thought, vol 24, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, pp. 69 - 84, http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/211449

Lai KL, 2014, 'Daoism and Confucianism', in Liu X (ed.), Dao Companion to Daoist Philosophy, Springer, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York, pp. 489 - 511, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2927-0_21

Lai K, 2014, 'Ren: An Exemplary Life', in Olberding A (ed.), DAO COMPANION TO THE ANALECTS, SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN, pp. 83 - 94, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7113-0_5

Lai KL, 2014, 'When good relationships are not enough for business: understanding character in Confucian ethics', in Li C; Ni P (ed.), Moral Cultivation and Confucian Character, State University of New York Press, Albany, New York, pp. 235 - 250, http://www.sunypress.edu/p-5917-moral-cultivation-and-confucian.aspx

Lai KL, 2014, 'Ren 仁: An Exemplary Life', in Olberding A (ed.), Dao Companion to the Analects, edn. 1st, Springer, Heidelberg, New York, London, pp. 83 - 94, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7113-0

Lai KL, 2013, 'Environmental concern: Can humans avoid being partial? Epistemological awareness in the Zhuangzi', in Meinert Carmen (ed.), Nature, Environment and Culture in East Asia: The Challenge of Climate Change, Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 69 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004253049_005

Lai KL, 2007, 'Understanding Change: the interdependent self in its environment', in Lai K (ed.), New Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Chinese Philosophy, edn. SUPPL., Blackwell Publishers, Massachusetts, USA, pp. 81 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6253.2007.00454.x

Lai KL, 2003, 'Confucian Moral Cultivation: Some Parallels with Musical training', in Chong K-C; Tan S-H; Tan CL (ed.), The Moral Circle and the Self: Chinese and Western Approaches, edn. Original, Open Court, Chicago and La Salle, Illinois, pp. 107 - 139, http://www.opencourtbooks.com/books_n/moral_circle_and_self.htm

Lai KL, 2001, 'Classical China', in Dale Jamieson (ed.), A Companion to Environmental Philosophy, Blackwell Publishers, USA, UK, pp. 21 - 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470751664.ch2

'Chinese Buddhism', in An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, pp. 265 - 304, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781316218990.012

'Confucius and the Analects', in An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, pp. 20 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781316218990.004

'Daoism and the Daodejing', in An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, pp. 92 - 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781316218990.007

'Early Mohist Philosophy', in An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, pp. 73 - 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781316218990.006

'Human Nature and Cultivation in Confucian Philosophy: Mencius and Xunzi', in An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, pp. 41 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781316218990.005

'Legalist Philosophy', in An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, pp. 163 - 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781316218990.009

'The Mingjia and the Later Mohists', in An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, pp. 130 - 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781316218990.008

'The Yijing and Its Place in Chinese Philosophy', in An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, pp. 224 - 264, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781316218990.011

'The Zhuangzi', in An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, pp. 188 - 223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781316218990.010

Journal articles

Lai KL, 2019, 'Emotional Attachment and Its Limits: Mengzi, Gaozi and the Guodian Discussions', Frontiers of Philosophy in China, vol. 14, pp. 132 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.3868/s030-008-019-0008-5

Lai KL, 2017, 'Reflections on Analogical Thinking: The Centrality of Discretion', Australasian Philosophical Review Vol. 1 , Iss. 3,2017, vol. 1, pp. 229 - 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/24740500.2017.1379866

Lai K, 2016, 'Heaven and Earth Are Not Humane: The Problem of Evil in Classical Chinese Philosophy', DAO-A JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY, vol. 15, pp. 135 - 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11712-015-9480-8

Lai K, 2016, 'Response to Frank Perkins', Dao, vol. 15, pp. 143 - 144, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11712-015-9482-6

Lai K, 2016, 'Response to Frank Perkins', Dao, pp. 1 - 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11712-015-9482-6

Lai KL; CHIU WW, 2013, 'Ming in the Zhuangzi Neipian: Enlightened Engagement', Journal of Chinese Philosophy, vol. 40, pp. 527 - 543, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1540-6253.12052

Lai KL, 2012, 'Knowing to Act in the Moment: Examples from Confucius’ Analects', Asian Philosophy, vol. 22, pp. 347 - 364, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09552367.2012.729324

Hetherington SC; Lai KL, 2012, 'Practising to Know: Practicalism and Confucian Philosophy', Philosophy, vol. 87, pp. 375 - 393, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0031819112000289

Lai KL, 2011, 'Assessing participation skills: online discussions with peers', Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, vol. 37, pp. 933 - 947, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02602938.2011.590878

Mullis EC, 2010, 'Learning from Chinese Philosophies: Ethics of Interdependent and Contextualised Self', JOURNAL OF CHINESE PHILOSOPHY, vol. 37, pp. 142 - 144, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6253.2009.01572.x

Lai KL, 2009, 'Ethics Without Principles', Sophia, vol. 48, pp. 77 - 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11841-008-0086-z

Lai KL, 2008, 'Learning from the Confucians: Learning from the past', Journal of Chinese Philosophy, vol. 35, pp. 97 - 119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6253.2007.00465.x

Lai KL, 2007, 'Understanding change: The interdependent self in its environment (Chinese philosophy)', JOURNAL OF CHINESE PHILOSOPHY, pp. 81 - 99, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000252703300007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Lai KL, 2007, 'Confucianism and women: A philosophical interpretation', China Journal, vol. 57, pp. 226 - 228, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/tcj.57.20066284

Lai KL, 2007, 'Review of Antonio S. Cua's Human Nature, Ritual, and History: Studies in Xunzi and Chinese Philosophy', Sophia, vol. 45, pp. 203 - 205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11841-007-0025-4

Lai KL, 2007, 'Understanding Confucian Ethics: reflections on moral development', Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics, vol. 9, pp. 21 - 27

Lai KL, 2007, 'Ziran and Wuwei in the Daodejing: an ethical assessment', Dao: a journal of comparative philosophy, vol. 6, pp. 325 - 337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11712-007-9019-8

Lai KL, 2006, 'Li in the analects: Training in moral competence and the question of flexibility', Philosophy East and West, vol. 56, pp. 69 - 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/pew.2006.0001

Lai KL, 2006, 'Philosophy and Philosophical reasoning in the Zhuangzi: Dealing with Plurality', Journal of Chinese Philosophy, vol. 33, pp. 365 - 374, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6253.2006.00365.x


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