The Board is composed of the following members:

Honorary Presidents (in alphabetical order): Dr. William McBride, Dr. Robert Cummings Neville Dr. Longxi Zhang

President: Dr. Ray Wang

Vice Presidents (in alphabetical order): Dr. Xunwu Chen, Dr. Huimin Jin, Dr. Yuedi Liu, Dr. Zhaolu Lu, Dr. Yang Ye

Secretary-General: Dr. John Zijiang Ding

Board Members (in alphabetical order): Dr. Xunwu Chen, Dr. John Zijiang Ding, Dr. Huimin Jin, Dr. Ray Wang, Dr. Yang Ye, Dr. Jinmei Yuan, Dr.  Yanchun Zhao

IAES Research Fellows, Journal Contributors and Symposium Speakers (in alphabetical order):

Dr. Jona Akio
Dr. Michael Allen
Dr. Hamid Andishan, Researcher, Sadra Islamic Philosophy Research Institute, Tehran, Iran
Dr. Yubraj Aryal, Purdue University, USA
Dr. Rafal Banka, Professor, Jagiellonian University
Dr. Huiyi Bao
Dr. Xiaowen Bao, Editor, World Chinese Weekly, Canada
Dr. John H. Berthrong, Professor, Boston University School of Theology
Dr. Thomas M. Besch, Lecturer, University of Sydney, Australia
Dr. S. R. Bhatta, Former Professor & Chair, University of Delhi, India
Dr. Bianca Briciu, Carleton University, Canada
Dr. Elena Butti, University College Utrecht, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
Dr. Rocco Buttiglione, Italian Philosopher, Politician, the Minister for EU policies (from 2001 to 2005) and then the Minister for Cultural Assets and Activities (from 2005 to 2006) in Silvio Berlusconi’s governments; current Italian senator; was nominated to become Italy’s European Union Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security (but he withdrew himself from the nomination in 2004).
Dr. Manuel “Mandel” Cabrera Jr., Assistant Professor, Yonsei University
Dr. Jiming Cai, Professor, Tsinghua University, China
Dr. Roberto Cantú, Professor of Chicano Studies and English, California State University, USA
Dr. Francesco Carpanini
Dr. Marcelo López Cambronero, the Director of the International Academy of Philosophy in Spain.
Dr. Steven Chang, Translation Studies, National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taipei.
Dr. Iti Chattopadhyay, Assistant Professor, Raiganj University College, India

Dr. Vedika Mati Hurdoyal Chekhori
Dr. Daliang Chen, Professor, Tianjin Foreign Language University
Dr. Jian Chen, Professor, Shangdong University, China
Dr. Lai Chen, Professor, Peking University, China
Dr. Wei Chen, Professor, Tianjin Foreign Language University
Dr. Xunwu Chen, Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Dr. Zhen Chen, Professor, Nanjing Normal University
Dr. Chung-Ying Cheng
Dr. Marcelo L. Cambronero, Director, International Academy of Philosophy-Institute of Philosophy “Edith Stein”, Spain
Dr. Vedika Mati Hurdoyal Chekhori, Head, School of Indological Studies, MGI, Mauritius.
Dr. Albrecht Classen,University Distinguished Professor, Department of German Studies, The University of Arizona, Tucson.
Dr. Vincent M. Colapietro
Dr. Eric Cowan, Professor, Department of Graduate Psychology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg.
Dr. John F. Crosby, Professor, Franciscan University of Steubenville, USA
Dr. Zhengsheng Dang, Professor, Xi’an International Studies University, China
Dr. Kanti Lal Das, Profeesor, Department of Philosophy, North Bengal University, India.
Dr. Bhupendra Chandra Das, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Life-world, Vidyasagar University, India.
Dr. Paola Premoli De Marchi
Dr. Sgarmistha Dhar
Dr. Huai Bao Dhawa, Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada
Dr. John Zijiang Ding, Professor, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA
Dr. Philip Dunwoody
Dr. Lennis G. Echterling, Professor , Department of Graduate Psychology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg.
Dr. Barbara Entl, Researcher, St. George’s University School of Medicine, USA
Dr. Barbara Entle
Dr. Feliciana Merino Escalera, Associate Professor of the International Academy of Philosophy, Paseo de Cartuja, Spain
Dr. Chongyi Feng, Professor, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Dr. Zlatan Filipovic, English Literaturer at the University of Gothenburg and University of Jönköping, Sweden
Dr. Davis Florick, Professor, Creighton University, USA
Dr. Herong Gao, Professor, Xiamen University
Dr. Anne Gerritsen, Associate professor, Warwick University, UK
Dr. V. N. Jha, Professor, Former Director, Center of Advance Study in Sanskrit, University of Pune, India.
Dr. Raghunath Ghosh, Professor, Department of Philosophy, North Bengal University, India.
Dr. Paul Gibbs, professor, Middlesex University, UK
Dr. Pradip Kumar Gokhale, Research Professor, Central University of Tibetan Studies, India
Dr. Samantha Dolsasich
Dr. Rune Graulund
Dr. Randall Groves, Professor, Ferris State University, USA
Dr. Linyu Gu, Managing Editor, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, USA
Dr. Su Gu, Professor, Fudan University/Nanjing University

Dr. Chei Mbacke Gueye
Dr. Cheikh Mbacke Gueye, Assistant Professor, International Academy of Philosophy, Liechtenstein
Dr. Jurgen Habermas
Dr. Saito Hajime, Associate Professor, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Dr. Han Han, Associate Professor of Art History at Shenzhen University; Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, also a member fellow of the Chinese Writers’ Association.
Dr. Ryan Harte
Dr. Jinli He, Professor, Trinity University, USA
Dr. Hubert Hermans
Dr. Nizar F. Hermes, Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures, University of Virginia.
Dr. Nizar F. Hermes, Lecturer in Near Eastern Studies and Comparative Studies, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
Dr. Pei Huang, Professor, Fudan University, China
Dr. Yong Huang, Professor, Kutztown University, USA
Dr. Yu Huang, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Dr. Vedika Mati Hurdoyal-Chekhori, Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Moka, Mauritius
Dr. Kanaev Iiya
Dr. Yukari Ishikawa
Dr. Ujjwala Jha, Professor, Center of Advance Study in Sanskrit, University of Pune, India.
Dr. V. N. Jha
Dr. Maorong Jiang, Associate Professor, Creighton University, USA
Dr. Xinyan Jiang, Professor, University of Redlands, USA

Dr. Huimin Jin, Chinese Academy of Social Scences
Dr. Albert Kasanda, Centre of African Studies and International Research, Belgium
Dr. Justyna Weronika Kasza, Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Poland. Specializations: Japanese Literature and Comparative Literature
Dr. Senoue Kazunori
Dr. Steven Kellman, Professor, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Dr. Chin-Tai Kim
Dr. Fumiakia Kira
Dr. Christopher C. Kirby, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Eastern Washington University, Spokane.
Dr. Leszek Koczanowicz, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty in Wroclaw (Poland).
Dr. V. D. Koonjal
Dr. Ashley Kramer, University of Southern California, USA
Dr. Alok Kumar, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, GLA University, Mathura, India.
Dr. Kanaev Ilya, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Jinan University, Guangzhou, PRC. Program Manager, Sinological Development Charitable Foundation Ltd. Associate Professor, Moscow University for Humanities, Russia.
Dr. Yukari Ishikawa, Kwassui Women’s University, Japan
Dr. Sanjay Lal, Lecturer in Philosophy, Clayton State University
Dr. Sune Lægaard, Associate Professor, Roskilde University
Dr. Chenyang Li, Professor, Central Washington University, USA
Dr. Chunqing Li
Dr. Ou Li, Assistant Professor, the Department of English, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Ying Li, professor, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Dr. Lidan Lin, professor, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, USA
Dr. Chun Liu
Dr. Chuang Liu, Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
Dr. Jeeloo Liu, Associate Professor, California State University, Fullerton, USA
Dr. Jun Liu, Professor, California State University, Los Angeles, USA
Dr. Quan Liu
Dr. Yawei Liu, Director of China project department, Carter Center, USA
Dr. Yuedi Liu
Dr. Atef Louayene, Assistant Professor of English, California State University, USA
Dr. Zhaolu Lu
Dr. Vincent Luizzi, Professor, Texas State University-San Marcos, USA
Dr. Jianping Luo, Professor, Huaqiao University, China
Dr. Sune Lægaard
Dr. Ashley Magin
Dr. Archana Malik-Goure, Assistant Professor, University of Mumbai. India
Dr. James Manley, Professor, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA
Dr. Paola Premoli De Marchi, Adjunct Professor of Ethics, the University of Padua; Adjunct Professor of Medical Ethics at the University A. Avogadro of Novara, Italy
Dr. James J. Marquardt, Associate Professor of Politics, Lake Forest College, USA
Dr. Ananda Mishra, Professor, Department of Philosophy & Religion, Banaras Hindu University, India.
Dr. Mark Montesano, Faculty Member, CLAS MLS Program, Arizona State University.
Dr. Patrick Murray, Professor, Creighton University, USA
Dr. Natsuki Nagata, Hyogo University of Teacher Education, Japan
Dr. Andrew Nathan
Dr. Kewal Nayeck, Head, Department of Sanskrit, School of Indological Studies, Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Mauritius.
Dr. Robert Cummings Neville
Dr. Margarita Nieto, Professor, California State University, Northridge, USA
Dr. S. G. Nigal, Associate Professor, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
Dr. Hinako Oki, Researcher of American and Comparative Literature, Waseda University, Japan
Dr. Soudeh Oladi, Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Specialization: Critical pedagogy, wisdom leaning, curriculum, and social justice education.
Dr. Amy Pan
Dr. Franklin Perkins, Professor, DePaul University, USA
Dr. Thomas Pogge, Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs. Yale University, USA
Dr. Kamontorn Prompitak
Dr. Eugenia Prasol
Dr. Suoqiao Qian, Associate professor, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Dr. Arvind kumar Rai, Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion, B.H.U., India.
Dr. Juha Räikkä, Professor, University of Turku, Finland
Dr. Henry Rosemont Jr., George B. and Willma Reeves Distinguished Professor of the Liberal Arts Emeritus at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Senior Consulting Professor at Fudan University, and Visiting Professor of Religious Studies, Brown University, USA
Dr. Rogelio Rovira, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Dr. Suparjono Rusly
Dr. Sarojini Sahoo, Associate Editor, Journal of Indian AGE, India
Dr. Janusz Salamon, Associate Professor, Metropolitan University of Prague, Czech republic
Dr. Ake Sander, Professor, University of Gothenburg, Indian
Dr. Proyash Sarkar, Associate Professor, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Dr. Jeanne Schuler
Dr. Josef Seifert
Dr. James D. Sellmann, Professor of Philosophy and Micronesian Studies and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences at the University of Guam, Mangilao.
Dr. Muhammad Maroof Shah
Dr. Xianxia Shao, Professor, Nanjing Normal University, China
Dr. Jeanne A. Schuler, Associate Professor, Creighton University, USA
Dr. Jianzhaung Shen, Professor, Guangxi Normal University, China
Dr. Kwong-loi Shun, Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Rajesh C. Shukla, Director Undergraduate Studies, Saint Paul University, Canada
Dr. Danesh Singh
Dr. Shweta Singh, Associate Professor, Loyola University, USA
Dr. Danesh Singh, Philosophy, SUNY Cortland.
Dr. Matthew D. Stephen.
Dr. David Storey, Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow, Fordham University, USA
Dr. Weimin Sun, Associate Professor, California State University at Northridge, USA
Dr. Xu Sun
Dr. Zhenbin Sun
Dr. Akiyoshi Suzuki , Professor, Nagasaki University, Japan

Dr. Yoshio Takanashi
Dr. Kok-Chor Tan, Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Ke Tang, Associate Professor, the College of English Studies of the Shanghai University of International Studies.
Dr. Yijie Tang, Professor, Peking University
Dr. Buke Temizler
Dr. Devendra Nath Tiwari, Professor, Banaras Hindu University. India
Dr. Ericka Tucker, Assistant Professor, California State Polytechnic University, USA
Dr. Kashyap Vasavada
Dr. Ajay Verma, Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Dr. Hiromasa Wakita, Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Keio University, Japan
Dr. Jan W. Walls, Professor, Simon Fraser University Canada
Dr. Canming Wang
Dr. Deyan Wang, Professor, Second Military Medical University
Dr. Lijian Wang, Professor, Central Iniversity of Taiwan, Taiwan
Dr. Qingjie Wang, Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Dr. Canming Wang, Professor, Nantong University, P. R. China
Dr. Ying Wang, Associate Professor and Fellow, Chinese Academy of social sciences, China
Dr. Ray Wang, Professor, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA
Dr. Jan Wilson Walls, Professor, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Dr. Sandra A. Wawrytko, Associate Professor, San Diego State University, USA
Dr. Elisa Kimerling Wirschafter
Dr. Ajay Verma, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi, India
Dr. Kejun Xia, Professor, People’s University, China
Dr. Wenyu Xie, Professor, Shandong University, China
Dr. Michelle Xhanf
Dr. Xiujun Xue, Professor, Huaqiao University, China
Dr. Xuecai Xue, Lecturer, Fujian University of Techology, China.
Dr. Wanxiang Yao, University of Texas as San Antonio
Dr. Yang Ye, Professor, University of California at Riverside, USA
Dr. Wujin Yu, Professor, Fudan University, China
Dr. Jiyuan Yu, Professor, the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
Dr. Jinmei Yuan, Professor, Creighton University, USA
Dr. Lijun Yuan, Professor, Texas State University-San Marcos, USA
Dr. Daiyun Yue, Professor, Peking University, USA
Dr. Yvonne, Professor, Simon Fraser University Canada
Dr. Dongsheng Zhai, Professor, People’s University, China
Dr. Yuzhang Zhai, professor, Nanjing Normal University
Dr. Shiyuan Zhang, Professor, Huaqiao University, China
Dr. Nan Zhang
Dr. Zhicang Zhang, Professor, Nanjing Normal University, China
Dr. Zhang Longxi, Professor, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Dr. Tongsheng Zhang, Professor of Comparative Literature at Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China.
Dr. Yanchun Zhao, Professor, Tianjin Foreign Language University, China
Dr. Min Zhou
Dr. Fengqing Zhu, Associate Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Dr. Luzi Zhu, Professor, Nankai University, China
Dr. Rui Zhu, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Lake Forest College, USA


(February 1, 2011)

Article I.  Name
This organization shall be known as International Association for East-West Studies  (IAES).

Article II.  Purpose
As a non-profit organization, AEWS, is established for the purpose of:
1. Promoting intellectual exchange, cooperation and amity among East-West scholars in North America and world;
2.  Contributing to the development of  higher education in East-West Countries;

  • Enhancing East-West friendship and mutual understanding;
  • Committing to academic freedom, due process and collegiality.

Article III.  Membership
1.  The following are eligible for membership:

  • Any individual of East-West scholars who has a doctoral degree in East-West studies,  or equivalent, or is a faculty member or researcher in East-West studies or related fields at the rank of instructor or equivalent or higher in an institution of higher learning (including universities, colleges and other institutions) ;
  • Any individual who is interested in East-West studies or other related academic subjects.
  • Any individual who meets the above eligibility requirement, but works outside North America may be nominated for a guest membership upon approval of the Board.

2.  Each member is obligated to pay annual membership fees to the organization as set by the Board of Directors and approved by the majority of members.

Article IV. Board of Directors
1. The executive powers of the organization are vested in the Board of Directors.
2. The Board is composed of the following nine (or eleven)members:
1) President
2) Vice-standing President
3) Vice President
4) Secretary General
5) Executive Deputy Secretary-General
6) Deputy Secretary-General
7) Treasurer & concurrently Standing Board Member
8) Other Two (or four) Board Members
3. President and all other Board members shall be elected for a term of three years.  The president is the chief executive officer of the organization and may serve for two terms. The Board members can be reelected.
4.  If any Board member resigns or is unable to serve, the vacant seat shall be filled by another member elected to the Board for the remainder of the term.

Article V.  Activities
1. The Board  shall hold an annual general assembly of the organization.
2. The activities which the Board can organize or for which committees can be appointed may include, but are not limited to, the following:
a.  Scholarly panels at academic conferences or forum discussions among members;
b.  Social gathering of members;
c.  Special seminars;
d.  Workshops;

  • Scholarly visits;
  • Fund raising.
  • Academic publication
  • Journal of East-West Thought

3.  If any member plans other activities in the name of the center, the prior approval of the Board is required.

Article VI.  Amendments
These By Laws may be amended with the approval of a majority of the Board and ratification by two-third of  the membership.

Article VII.  Dissolution
In the event of the dissolution of the organization, all of its assets or properties shall, subject to the discharge of valid obligations of the organization, be distributed to charitable organizations as the Board  or the membership may decide.

Article VIII.  Voting  and Election
1.  All elections under Article III and decisions under Article III, IV and VII shall be conducted by electronic mail.  The decision shall be on the majority of votes with a time limit.

  • In all other matters decisions shall be made by a majority of members present and voting.

3.   The election of the Board must be on “due process”:

  • The Board organizes an election committee (3-5members who are not running for the Board);
  • Any joined 3 members can nominate a candidate;
  • The Election Committee holds the primary election to find 11  candidates by all members’ voting;
  • The Election Committee holds the final election to determine 9 final winners by all members’ voting;
  • The old Board members cannot be involved in any work of the Election Committee;
  • The Election Committee must keep the confidentiality of every voter, and also make the whole process “transparently”.
  • The Election Committee must preserve the whole election files for three years (in case for members’ questioning).
  • The president will be the elected Board member who won the most votes , the associate director will be the second most votes winner, the Treasure and Secretary will be the third winner.

Article IX.  Ratification
These Bylaws are effective upon ratification by two-third of the membersh

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