GU Hongliang, born in October 1971, is a professor and doctoral supervisor. He currently serves as a Member of ECNU Standing Council and Vice President of ECNU.  

Education & work experience

He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from Hangzhou University (currently Zhejiang University) in 1994 and his Doctor's Degree in Philosophy from East China Normal University in 1999. He joined the ECNU faculty in July 1999, and was promoted to professor in 2007. From 2003 to 2004 he conducted his postdoctoral research in Bar-Ilan University in Israel. From 2006 to 2007, he served as Vice Chairman of the Department of Philosophy in ECNU. He studied in the U.S. as a visiting scholar twice: at the University of Illinois from 2007 to 2008, and at Harvard-Yenching Institute from 2010 to 2011. From 2011 to 2016, he served as Director of the Office of Social Sciences. Since 2016, he has been Chair of the Publicity Department of the ECNU University Council and Dean of the School of Marxism. Since March 2018, he has served as a Member of the ECNU Standing Council. Since July 2021, he has served as a Member of the ECNU Standing Council and Vice President of ECNU.

Major research areas and achievements

He is mainly engaged in the teaching and research of Chinese philosophical history and Marxist theory. He has published extensively, including Misinterpretation of Pragmatism, Popularized Personalistic Discourses in Contemporary China, Confucian Life-World, theConfucianizationof Pragmatism, On Responsibility, Responsible China, Study Chronology of John Dewey in China, and Cultivation Revolution.