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Xiaohu Cao Associate Professor

Research Interests: 
  • ancient Chinese philosophy
  • Chinese Buddhism
  • comparative study of religions

Educational Background

PhD, Chinese Philosophy, Nanjing University (2001)

MA, Chinese Philosophy, Yunnan Normal University (1999)

Philosophy Department, Anhui University (1993)


Research Projects

Ancient Nanjing Buddhism, supported by the PRC Ministry of Education Planning Research Projects on Humanities and Social Sciences (grant no. 11YJA730001)


Journal Articles

“On Zhuang Zi’s Thoughts of Xinxing (Mind and Nature),” Journal of Yuxi Normal University, 2003, Yuxi Normal University

“On the Theoretical Development of Buddhist Sunyata,” The Study of Religions, No. 2, 2004, Sichuan University

“On the View of Good and Evil in the Pure Land Buddhism,” Journal of Anhui University, No. 4, 2005, Anhui University

“On Huiyuan’s Thoughts of Karma,” Buddhist Forum of Yangzhou University (First series), 2006

“Lin Daiyu’s Zen Method: On the Zen Culture in Dream of Red Mansions,” The Religious Cultures in the World, No. 1, 2007, Institute of World Religions, The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

“On the Confluence of the Zen Buddhism and the Pure Land Buddhism: A Theoretical Study” (No. 8), The Study of Zen, 2009, Jiangsu People’s Publishing House

“On the thoughts of Merit transfer in the Pure Land Buddhism” (No. 9), The Study of Zen, 2011, Jiangsu People’s Publishing House

“The Comparison of Values in Culture Education,” Academic Exploration, No. 7, 2012, Academic Exploration Publishing House

“On the Transcendent Moral Evaluation of Taoism and Buddhism,” The Study of Ethics, No. 4, 2012, Hunan Normal University


Academic Title

Director of Institute of Religions and Chinese culture