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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 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, Taylor and Francis, Aldershot, UK, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315591902

Book Chapters

Lai K, 2022, 'Dao and Agency: What do the Zhuangzi's Skill Stories Tell Us about Life?', in Angiers T; Raphals L (ed.), Skill in Ancient Ethics The Legacy of China, Greece and Rome, Bloomsbury Publishing, London & New York, pp. 281 - 303, https://www.bloomsbury.com/au/skill-in-ancient-ethics-9781350104334/

Lai K, 2022, 'Models of Knowledge in the Zhuangzi: Knowing with Chisels and Sticks', in Lai K (ed.), Knowers and Knowledge in East-West Philosophy Epistemology Extended, Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 319 - 343, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-79349-4_14

Lai K, 2020, 'Receptivity, Reason, and Responsiveness: From Feeling and Thinking to Action', in Huang Y (ed.), Michael Slote Encountering Chinese Philosophy A Cross-Cultural Approach to Ethics and Moral Philosophy, Bloomsbury Publishing, London and New York, pp. 19 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781350129870.ch-002

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 K, 2017, 'Confucian Business Ethics: Reliability, Relationships, and Responsiveness', in International Handbooks in Business Ethics, Springer Netherlands, pp. 435 - 444, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6510-8_23

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 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; 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 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, 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

Edited Books

Lai K, (ed.), 2022, Knowers and Knowledge in East-West Philosophy: Epistemology Extended, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-79349-4

Lai K; Chiu WW, (ed.), 2019, Skill and Mastery: Philosophical Stories from the Zhuangzi, London, https://www.rowmaninternational.com/book/skill_and_mastery/3-156-69c8f1cc-26a8-4f2f-93c9-c833de2da7a7

Lai K; Benitez R; Kim HJ, (eds.), 2018, Cultivating a Good Life in Early Chinese and Ancient Greek Philosophy: Perspectives and Reverberations, Bloomsbury, London, https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/cultivating-a-good-life-in-early-chinese-and-ancient-greek-philosophy-9781350049574/

Lai KL, (ed.), 2007, New Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Chinese Philosophy, Blackwell Publishers, Massachusetts, USA, http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405185511.html

Journal articles

Lai K, 2022, 'Freedom and agency in the Zhuangzi: navigating life’s constraints', British Journal for the History of Philosophy, vol. 30, pp. 3 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09608788.2021.1994366

Ryan S; Lai K, 2021, 'Who is a wise person? Zhuangzi and epistemological discussions of wisdom', Philosophy East and West, vol. 71, pp. 665 - 682, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/pew.2021.0046

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; 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

Lai KL, 2008, 'Learning from the Confucians: Learning from the Past', Journal of Chinese Philosophy, vol. 35, pp. 97 - 119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15406253-03501009

Lai KL, 2008, 'Learning from the Confucians: Learning from the past', Journal of Chinese Philosophy, vol. 35, pp. 97 - 119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15406253-03501009

LAI KL, 2007, 'UNDERSTANDING CHANGE: THE INTERDEPENDENT SELF IN ITS ENVIRONMENT', Journal of Chinese Philosophy, vol. 34, pp. 81 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6253.2007.00454.x

Lai KL, 2007, 'Understanding change: The interdependent self in its environment', Journal of Chinese Philosophy, vol. 34, pp. 81 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15406253-03405007

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, 'Philosophy and Philosophical Reasoning in the Zhuangzi: Dealing with Plurality', Journal of Chinese Philosophy, vol. 33, pp. 365 - 374, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15406253-03303006

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/10.1163/15406253-03303006

Lai K, 2003, 'Conceptual Foundations for Environmental Ethics', Environmental Ethics, vol. 25, pp. 247 - 266, http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/enviroethics200325317

Lai KL, 2003, 'Conceptual Foundations for Environmental Ethics: A Daoist Perspective', Environmental Ethics, vol. 25, pp. 247 - 266, http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/enviroethics200325317

Lai KL, 2003, 'Critical Notice of Joel Kupperman, Learning from Asian Philosophy', Australasian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 81.1, pp. 126 - 133, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/715690945

Lai K, 2000, 'The Daodejing : Resources for Contemporary Feminist Thinking', Journal of Chinese Philosophy, vol. 27, pp. 131 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15406253-02702002

Lai KL, 2000, 'The Daodejing: Resources for Contemporary Feminist Thinking', Journal of Chinese Philosophy, vol. 27, pp. 131 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15406253-02702002

Lai KL, 1995, 'Confucian moral thinking', Philosophy East and West, vol. 45, pp. 249 - 272, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1399567

Creative Written Works

Lai K, 2019, Nature in Chinese Philosophy, Heaven & earth in Chinese art: treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Cao Y, (ed.), Art Gallery of New South Wales, https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/shop/department/Books/item/9781741741438/

Other

Lai KL, 2017, Reflections on Analogical Thinking: The Centrality of Discretion, Taylor and Francis, 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, SPRINGER, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11712-015-9480-8


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