Prof. Dr. Youde Fu

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Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung "Schicksal, Freiheit und Prognose. Bewältigungsstrategien in Ostasien und Europa"
Ulrich-Schalk-Str. 3a
91056 Erlangen




Chinese personal name: 傅有德

Home Institution: Center for Judaic and Inter-Religious Studies, Shandong University (China)


IKGF Visiting Fellow Feb. 2011

(Last change of profile by end of stay.)

IKGF Research Projects:

Maimonides' (Moses ben-Maimon, 1135-1204) Concept of Prophecy
Hebrew Prophets and Confucian Sages: Two types of Wise Man Who Knew the Divine Mandates

Fu Youde went to Shandong University starting from 1978 and received his PhD at Beijing University, China in 1999. He studied and worked as a student or visiting academic in various universities in Europe, Israel, the U.S., Canada, and Australia. He was promoted to associate professor in 1988 and full professor in 1994, and is now the director of the Center for Judaic and Inter-Religious Studies of Shandong University, one of the Key Research Institutes of Humanities and Social Sciences in P.R. China, Chairman of the Department of Religious Studies, and a member of the Academic Commission of Shandong University.

His main research interests include Jewish religion and thought, comparative religion and philosophy, and history of western philosophy. He has published a series of books, translations, and over 50 articles.


Curriculum Vitae

Current Positions:

  • Professor of Philosophy and Jewish Studies of Shandong University(1994-)
  • Taishan Scholar Professor of Shandong Province(2005-)
  • Chair of the Dept. of Religious Studies of SDU(2000-)
  • Director of the Judaic and Inter-religious Studies of SDU (2004- one of the Key Research Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences of China under the auspice of the Ministry of Education of China)
  • Head of the Department of Religious Studies(2000-)
  • Creator and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Jewish Studies (2002-)
  • Member of the Academic Commission of SDU (2000-)
  • Member of the Academic Commission of Humanities of SDU (2000-)
  • President of the Philosophy Society of Shandong Province(1998-)
  • Member of the Standing Committee of China Western Philosophy Society (2001-)
  • Member of the China Society of Religious Studies (2001-)
  • Vice-president of the Society of Religious Studies of Shandong Province (2001-)
  • Affiliated Professor of Philosophy of Beijing University (2003-)
  • Affiliated Researcher of the Sino-Christian Institute of Hong Kong (1998-)

Positions Held:

  • Dean of the School of Philosophy and Sociology of SDU(1998-2006)
  • irector of the Research Institute for Jewish Studies of SDU (1994-2003)
  • Vice-Chairman of the Academic Commission of SDU (2004-2008)
  • Chairman of the Academic Commission of Humanities of SDU (2004-2008)
  • Committeeman of the International Berkeley Society (1988-2005)
  • Teaching Assistant at Shandong University (1984-1987)
  • Instructor in the same university (1987-88)
  • Associate Professor at the same university (1988-94)

Higher Education & Overseas Experiences:

  • Dept. of Philosophy, SDU (BA 1981. M.Phil 1984)
  • Dept of Philosophy of Peking University (Ph.D ,1999)
  • Dept. of Philosophy, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (Visiting lecturer, 1987-88)
  • Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (diploma, one year postgraduate program, 1992-93)
  • Visiting student at Leo Back College, London (1993-94)
  • Summer school at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Advanced Institute of Jewish Studies (July, 1994 & 1996)
  • Visiting Professor of religious studies in Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, teaching a course of Judaism and Chinese Religions (Jan-May, 1997)
  • Research Fellow of the Sino-Christian Research Institute of Hong Kong (1998, 3 months)
  • Research fellow in Biblical Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Summer, 2000)
  • Visiting Researcher in Jewish Studies at University College of London University (Jan-March, 2002)
  • World Congress of Philosophy, Istanbul, Speaker (summer 2003)
  • Visiting Scholar in Jewish Studies in Boston University (June- Sept, 2004)
  • Visiting Scholar in Jewish Studies in Boston University (Jan-March, 2006)
  • Visiting Professor in British Columbia University, Vancouver, Canada, giving a series of lecturers of Judaism and Confucianism (March 2006)
  • Conference of Jewish Studies, speaker at Sarasota, Florida, USA (March 2006)
  • Visiting Professor in Jewish studies in Sydney University, Australia, giving a series of lectures of Judaism and Confucianism (June-Sept. 2006)
  • Participant in the Presidential Conference, invited by President Simon Peres, speaker (May, 2008)
  • Visitor at Haifa University, giving a lecture about Judaism and Confucianism and interviewed by the university TV station(May 2008)
  • Visiting Professor in Jewish and Middle East Studies at Brandeis University, USA, giving 3 lectures (Sept. 2008)
  • Visiting and Performing Peking Opera as the head of the opera delegation in 10 universities in South Korea (Oct. 2008)
  • Participant in the Presidential Conference, invited by President Simon Peres, speaker (Oct, 2009) Visiting Professor in Nicosia University and Cyprus University, Cyprus, giving 2 lectures (Dec. 2009)
  • Participant in the International Conference of Judaism and Confucianism, speaker on Hebrew Prophet and Confucian Sage (Dec. 2009)
  • Visiting Professor in Università del Salento, Italy, giving 4 lectures (Jan 2011)
  • Visiting Fellow in The International Consortium for Research of Humanities, giving a presentation concerning Maimonides on Prophecy (Feb. 2011)

Honors:

  • Distinguished lecturer of Shandong University (1986)
  • Distinguished scholar of Shandong Province (1995)
  • Winner of Special Allowance of the Central Government of China (since 1995)
  • Winner of the fund for outstanding scholars of Shandong University (1998)
  • Distinguished Crossing the Century Scholar (kua shi ji ren cai) awarded by the Education Ministry of China (2000)
  • The Ten Distinguished Scholars of Shandong Province (2002)
  • Taishan Scholar Professorship of Shandong Province (2005-)
  • Winner of National Bi-linguistic Course by the Education Ministry of China (Introduction to Judaism, 2008)
  • Winner of distinguished publications of Shandong Province (in 1991, 1993, 1995, 2000, 2002, 2005)

Major Academic Interests:

  • Jewish Religion and Thought: Comparative Studies, History of Western philosophy.

Hobby:

  • Peking Opera (1990-) and the head of the teacher's opera club of SDU (2003-)

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Major Publications:

Recent Publications:

History of Jewish Philosophy (Two Volumes, Chief-editor and major author), Renmin University Press, Beijing, 2008

Essays of Jewish Philosophy and Religion, China Social Science Press, Beijing, 2007

Modern Jewish Philosophy (Chief-editor and major author), People's Publishing House, Beijing, 1999

"Between East and West: Jewish Philosophy and its significance to Modern Chinese Philosophy" in: Literature, History and Philosophy, No. 2, 2003

"Jewish Studies in China in the Past 60 Years", Journal of Jewish Studies, No 9, 2010

"Hebrew Prophets and Confucian Sages: A Comparison", in China Social Science, No. 6, 2009

I. Books:

  1. History of Jewish Philosophy (Two Volumes, Chief-editor and major author), Renmin University Press, Beijing, 2008
  2. Essays of Jewish Philosophy and Religion, China Social Science Press, Beijing, 2007
  3. Modern Jewish Philosophy (Chief-editor and major author), People's Publishing House, Beijing, 1999
  4. Studies in Berkeley's Philosophy, Guangxi Normal University Press, 1992, New edition by the People's Publishing House, Beijing, 1999
  5. Theories of Philosophical Categories in the West (in collaboration), Shandong University Press, 1995
  6. Biography of Jewish Celebrities – The Volume of Great Thinkers (Editor-in-Chief) Henan Publishing House of Literature, 2003
  7. Inter-Religious Dialogues: China and West (in collaboration), Publishing House of Chinese Social science, Beijing, 2004
  8. The Journal of Jewish Studies (editor of Vol. 1-9) Shandong University Press, 2002-2010

II. Translations

The Series of Translations of Judaism and Jewish Thought (editor-in-chief and one of the main translator) including

  1. 1.Guide of the Perplexed by Maimonides, (main translator of the three, Shandong University Press, 1998)
  2. Modern Jewish Religious Movements: A History of Emancipation and Adjustment By David Rudavsky (the same, 1997)
  3. Judaism on Trial by Hyam Maccoby (reviser, 1995)
  4. Short History of the Jewish People C. Roth (editor, 1997)
  5. Everyone's Talmud by Abraham Cohen (reviser, 1998)
  6. Judaism as a civilization by Kaplan (editor, 1999)
  7. On Judaism by Martin Buber (editor, 1999)
  8. On the Essence of Judaism by Leo Baeck (editor,2000)
  9. Jerusalem by Mendelssohn (editor, 2008)
  10. Jewish War by Josephus (editor, 2008)
  11. I Ching (the Book of Change): English translation with annotations (Shandong Friendship Press, 1995)
  12. Spinoza by Roth ( with Tan Xintian, Shandong People's Publishing House, 1991 and Taiwan in 2007)
  13. Short Introduction to the Dead Sea Scroll by Tim Lim, (Foreign language press, Beijing 2007)
  14. A sires of Translations of Jewish Wisdom (5 books), editor-in-chief, (China Social Science Press, 2009)
  15. Star for Redemption by Franz Rosenzweig, (proceeding with Sun Zenglin)

III. Articles on Judaism:

  1. "Maimonides on Prophecy: synthesis and reconciliation" in: The Journal of Progressive Judaism, No.4, 1994 (England)
  2. "New Shidduch: Jew and Chinese" in: Manna 1994 (England)
  3. "Judaism and Confucianism: a general comparison" in: Sino-Judaica: Jews and Chinese in Historical Dialogue, Tel Aviv University 1999 (Israel )
  4. "Jews, Distinct People in the World" in: Ariel: The Israel Review of Arts and Letters, 2002 (Israel)
  5. "Revelation and Prophecy: A comparative Study of Judaism and Confucianism" in: Ching Feng 2002 winter (the Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  6. "God in Judaism and Heaven in Confucianism" in: Academic Forum, Fall 2004, New Jersey City University (USA)
  7. "The Judaic response to Modernity and Its Referential Value to the Cultural reconstruction" in: China Today, Bulletin, Igud Yotzei Sin, 2007 (Israel)
  8. "The Idea of Chosen People and Its Development in the History of Judaism" in: The Journal of Literature, History and Philosophy, Shandong, 1995
  9. "Messiah in Judaism and Christianity" in: Studies of World Religions, Beijing, 1997
  10. "Maimonides Theory of Prophets and its Main Characteristics" in: Studies of World Religions, Beijing, 1995
  11. "Zionism of Herzl and Ha-Am" in: The Journal of Shandong University, Shandong, 1995
  12. "Surveys of Jewish Phenomena" in: Oriental Studies, Guangxi, 1998
  13. "A Survey of Jewish Philosophy" in: A History of Oriental Philosophy (a collaborated book), Hunan, 1998
  14. "Maimonides and his Guide of the Perplexed" in: Studies of World Religions, Beijing, 1999
  15. "Introduction to Judaism" Preface for the Chinese translation of Modern Jewish Religious Movements, Shandong, 1997
  16. "M. Kaplan on Civilization" in: The Journal of Literature, History and Philosophy, Shandong, 1999
  17. "Jewish Philosophy and its general Characteristics" in: Philosophical Research, Beijing, 1999
  18. "Kaplan's Religious Philosophy" in: The Journal of Shandong University, Shandong, 1999
  19. "Soul and Body: Comparative studies in Judaism, Greek Philosophy and Christianity" in: Philosophical Research, Beijing, 2000
  20. "Dialogue of Jewish-Christian Religions and its Prospects" Selected Essays of Religious Studies, Wuhan, 2000
  21. "Between East and West: Jewish Philosophy and its significance to Modern Chinese Philosophy" in: Literature, History and Philosophy, No. 2, 2003
  22. "Between Tradition and Modernity: Hewish Reform Movement and Its significance to the Reconstruction of Chinese Culture Today." In Confucian Studies, No. 5, 2005
  23. "The Philosophical Ideas in the Hebrew Bible" in: Philosophical Research, 2007
  24. "The Exegesis tradition in Rabbinic Literature and the Jewish Way of Thinking" in: The Literature, History and Philosophy, 2007
  25. Gospel of Judas (Translation into Chinese) in Journal of Jewish Studies, No7. 2009
  26. "Gospel of Judas and the Image of Judas", in Journal of Jewish Studies, No.7. 2009
  27. "Hebrew Prophets and Confucian Sages: A Comparison", in China Social Science, No. 6, 2009
  28. "Jewish Studies in China in the Past 60 Years", Journal of Jewish Studies, No 9, 2010
  29. "Seeking Distinction: A Character of Jewish People", in Religious Culture in the World, No. 3, Beijing, 2010
  30. "Between Particularity and Universality: Reform Judaism in the US and Its Significance to Dialogues among Civilizations", Beijing Forum, Nov. 2010

In addition, I have also published over 20 articles on western philosophy and number of papers read in international and national conferences.

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Other Academic activities on Jewish Studies:

  • Created the specialty of Religious Studies at SDU in 2000 and have trained 60 undergraduates
  • Created the Master Program of Jewish studies since 1999 and have trained 20 graduated students
  • Created the Doctoral Program of Religious Studies since 2003 and have trained 12 graduate students
  • Created the Journal of Jewish Studies in 2002 and have published 9 Volumes since then
  • Created the research Institute of Jewish studies in 1994 and enlarged it into the current Center for Judaic and Inter-Religious Studies in 2003 and in 2004 made it became one of the 100 Key Research Institutes of Humanities and Social Sciences of China, sponsored and guided by the Ministry of Education of China, one of the three on religions.
  • Organized over 10 International and National conferences since 1998.
  • Organized 3 summer schools of Judaism in 2005, 2007 and 2009.

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