Dr. Tong Shijun

Tong Shijun is the Chancellor of East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai, a member of the Social Science Committee of the National Ministry of Education in China, Vice Chairman of Shanghai Federation of Social Sciences, and editor-in-chief of Philosophical Analysis. Chancellor Tong received his Ph.D. from University of Bergen in Norway and has been a professor of philosophy at ECNU. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Marburg of Germany and Columbia University in the U.S., and in 2010, he was elected as a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Chancellor Tong has published more than 10 books and over 100 papers in areas of epistemology, practical philosophy, and social theory. His lecture, “The Idea of Multiple Democracies,” will address the current political, economic and cultural development of China and its worldwide effects.