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Jeng-guo Chen

Research Fellow and Deputy Director


Ph.D., The University of Edinburgh

Areas of Research

Modern British History

My interests lie in British intellectual history, particularly that of the Scottish Enlightenment. I am as much interested in individual thinkers, including Francis Hutcheson, David Hume, Adam Smith, Adam Ferguson, among others, of the Enlightenment as in the interplays between the intellectual movement and British empire-building and colonization.

Apart from the history of Britain, I also work on transmissions and receptions of the Enlightenment in China. Hopefully my researches in both British and Chinese histories will mount to a comparative study of the two societies.  

  1. “Rethinking Burckhardt’s Idea of Individualism in the Renaissance Culture” (M. A. Dissertation for Renaissance Theory and Culture, The University of Sussex, 1995).
  2. “James Mill’s History of British India in its Intellectual Context” (PhD diss., The University of Edinburgh, 2000).
Journal Articles
  1. 〈黃仁宇的現代化論述與西方歷史〉,《新史學》12.4 (2001.12):155-92。
  2. 〈從利他到自律:哈其森與史密斯經濟思想間的轉折〉,《政治與社會哲學評論》10(2004.9):1-31。(TSSCI)
  3. “William Lothian and the Belles Lettres Society of Edinburgh: Learning to be a Luminary in Scotland,” British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 27.2 (Autumn, 2004): 173-187.
  4. “The British View of Chinese Civilization and the Emergence of Class Consciousness,” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 45.2 (2004.9): 193-205. (A&HCI)
  5. 〈專號導言——國王已死,國王萬歲〉,《新史學》16.4 (2005.12):1-11。
  6. 〈臺灣史學中的余英時身影〉,《當代》232 (2006.12):34-51。
  7. “Scottish Discussions of Indian Effeminacy in the Eighteenth Century,” Taiwan Journal of East Asian Studies 4.2 (Dec. 2007): 147-165.
  8. 〈宗教與世俗的辯證——佛格森論歷史與自由〉,《中央研究院歷史語言研究所集刊》79.2 (2008.6):187-233。
  9. “Ethic and Aesthetic Friendship: Francis Hutcheson and Bernard Mandeville’s Debate on Economic Motivation,”《歐美研究》(EurAmerica: A Journal of European and American Studies) 38.2 (2008.6):211-242.
  10. “Gendering India: Effeminacy and the Scottish Enlightenment’s Debates over Virtue and Luxury,” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 51.1-2 (Spring/Summer 2010): 193-210.
  11. “The Wealth of Chinese Nation: British Economic Imaginings of China in the Long Eighteenth Century 1688-1832,” Horizons 2 (December 2010): 119-134.
  12. 〈英國思想界對里斯本大地震 (1755) 的回應〉,《臺大文史哲學報》76 (2012):161-210。
  13. 〈陌生人的歷史意義——亞當史密斯論商業社會的倫理基礎〉,《中央研究院歷史語言研究所集刊》83.4 (2012.12):779-835。
  14. 〈嚴復的翻譯筆記〉,《思想史》1 (2013.6):417-426。
  15. “ ‘Introduction’ to the special issue of Adam Smith in International Contexts,” The Adam Smith Review 9 (2016.9): 107-113.
  16. “ ‘Yan Fu’s Wealth of Nations:’ A Victorian Adam Smith in Late Qing China,” The Adam Smith Review 9 (2016.9): 146-168.
  17. “ ‘The Man Within’: Adam Smith on Moral Autonomy and Religious Sentiments,” Journal of Scottish Philosophy 15.1 (2017.3): 47-64.
  18. 〈從專制到東方專制:十八世紀英國殖民進程與東方專制論起源〉,《中央研究院歷史語言研究所集刊》84.4 (2017.12):917-995。
  19. “In Memory of Nich Phillipson,” Adam Smith Review 11 (2019): xxiv-xxvii.
  20. “Between the Modernist and Traditionalist: Receptions of Adam Smith in China, 1902-2012”,《經濟學論叢 (Journal of Economics)》(東京)82.3 (2019.2):4-22。
  21. 〈亞當史密斯的帝國論述及其背景〉,《政治與社會哲學評論》72 (2020.6):131-197。
  22. 〈蘇格蘭啟蒙思想中的盧梭問題:市民社會與政治社會的辯證〉,《思想史》10 (2021.11)。
  23. 〈友誼何以重要?——蘇格蘭啟蒙論友誼〉,《新史學》34.2 (2023.6):179-253。
  24. 〈蘇格蘭啟蒙思想中的中國〉,《中央研究院歷史語言研究所集刊》94.3 (2023.9):653-713。
Book Chapters
  1. 〈代序〉(導論),收入亞瑟.赫曼 (Arthur Herman) 著,韓文正譯,《蘇格蘭人如何發明現代世界 (How the Scots invented the Modern World)》(臺北:時報出版社,2003.8),頁4-11。
  2. 〈近代歐洲的人觀與社會觀〉,收入甘懷真編,《文明對話下的中國性與歐洲性》(中壢:國立中央大學,2005.9),頁125-148。
  3. 〈啟蒙與革命〉,收入甘懷真編,《文明對話下的中國性與歐洲性》(中壢:國立中央大學,2005.9),頁149-176。
  4. “Providence and Progress: The Religious Dimension in Ferguson’s Discussion of Civil Society,” in Eugene Heath and Vincenzo Merolle, eds., Adam Ferguson: History, Progress and Human Nature (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2008), pp. 171-186.
  5. 〈大衛休姆與亞當斯密:兩種反宗教的啟蒙策略〉,收入羅衛東、陳正國主編,《啟蒙及其限制》(杭州:浙江大學出版社,2012.12),頁145-62。
  6. “The Tea Not Consumed: Cultural and Political Meanings of the American Revolution in China, 1774–1912,” in Maria O’Malley & Denys Van Renen, eds., Beyond 1776: Globalizing the Cultures of the American Revolution (University of Virginia Press, 2018), pp. 206-225.
  7. 〈歷史的邏輯與歷史研究的態度——一個自由主義的觀點〉,《歷史經典閱讀》(臺北:五南出版公司,2019),頁49-69。
  8. 〈威瑟斯本、史密斯、佛格森/蘇格蘭、北美殖民地、大英帝國〉,收入陳正國主編,《1723,世界史的11扇窗:接觸、匯聚與開創,從全球史中的人物,看見現代世界的格局與變化》(臺北:聯經出版公司,2023.12)。
Book Editor
  1. 羅衛東、陳正國主編,《啟蒙及其限制》(杭州:浙江大學出版社,2012.12)。
  2. 《1723,世界史的11扇窗:接觸、匯聚與開創,從全球史中的人物,看見現代世界的格局與變化》(臺北:聯經出版公司,2023.12)。
Conference Papers
  1. 〈德性、進步、理性:政治經濟學的蘇格蘭背景〉,發表於「政治經濟學的起源」國際學術研討會,臺南:國立成功大學,2003年10月。
  2. 〈國王的雙體:斯圖亞特朝政治語言的轉變〉,國立臺灣大學東亞文明研究中心特約演講,臺北:國立臺灣大學,2003年12月。
  3. “British Views of Asian Civilization and the Emergence of Class Consciousness” (paper presented at Oxford, England, January 3-6, 2004).
  4. 〈樂觀的理由:蘇格蘭啟蒙對現代(性)的遲疑——佛格森論進步與神恩〉,發表於「中國現代性研究的新視野」學術研討會,臺北:國立臺灣大學,2004年5月22日。
  5. “Francis Hutcheson: Friendship between Ireland and Scotland” (paper presented at Dublin, Ireland, June 16-19, 2004).
  6. “Gendering India: Debates of Virtue and Luxury Displaced” (paper presented at 34th Annual Conference of the British Society for the Eighteenth Century Studies, St Hugh’s College, Oxford, England, January 6-8, 2005).
  7. 〈士為知己者死?為何蘇格蘭啟蒙認為友誼(不再)重要〉,發表於中央研究院歷史語言研究所講論會,臺北:中央研究院歷史語言研究所,2005年4月25日。
  8. 〈市場、資本主義〉,發表於「公民社會基本觀念」研討會,臺北:中央研究院人文社會研究中心,2005年5月27-8日。
  9. 〈Scottish Discourse on Virtue and Luxury displaced〉,發表於「International Conference on Chineseness and Europeanness」國際學術研討會,臺北:國立臺灣大學東亞文明研究中心,2005年9月13日。
  10. “Friendship and Equality in Tan Sitong’s Idea of Pindeng” (paper presented at 58th Annual Meeting of Association for Asian Studies, San Francisco, USA, April 6-9, 2006).
  11. “William Cleghorn’s Idea of Friendship” (paper presented at 20th Anniversary Conference of Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA, April 27-30, 2006).
  12. “Adam Ferguson’s Orientalism” (paper presented at 21st Anniversary Conference of Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society, Montpellier, France, July 10-12, 2007).
  13. “Asia in the Making of the Scottish Enlightenment, Seminar on China in the Making of Global Modernity” (paper presented at Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, July 31-August 4, 2007).
  14. 〈亞洲與蘇格蘭啟蒙運動〉,發表於中央研究院歷史語言研究所講論會,臺北:中央研究院歷史語言研究所,2007年11月26日。
  15. “Asia in the Conceptualization of Civil Society in the Scottish Enlightenment” (paper presented at International Conference in Honour of Professor John Dunn, Taipei, December 13-15, 2007. British Society for the Eighteenth Century Studies, Oxford, January 3-5, 2008).
  16. “Global Historical Approaches to the Enlightenment? - Recent Trends in Taiwanese Historiography” (paper presented at International Conference of Global History and East Asia, Duke University, Durham, USA, January 5-6, 2009).
  17. “Diversities of Civilization and the Paradox of Progress: China in the Scottish Enlightenment” (paper presented at American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Richmond, Virginia, USA, March 27, 2009).
  18. 〈里斯本大地震與蘇格蘭啟蒙思想〉,發表於中央研究院歷史語言研究所98年度第十四次學術講論會,臺北:中央研究院歷史語言研究所,2009年9月21日。
  19. “The Wealth of the Chinese Nation: Adam Smith’s Economic Imaginations of China” (paper presented at 11th Civilization Research Symposium, Seoul National University, Korean, June 3-4, 2010).
  20. “From Defamiliarization to Refamiliarization: Adam Smith’s Consideration of Social Relationship” (paper presented at Annual Conference of Eighteenth Century Scottish Studies Society 2011, Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen, UK, July 7-10, 2011).
  21. 〈Politicization of the idea of equality and the revolution of 1911 in China〉,發表於國立中山大學逸仙社會科學研究中心主辦,「未竟之革命:重訪孫逸仙及其時代的思想資產」國際研討會,高雄:國立中山大學,2011年11月11-13日。
  22. 〈大衛休姆與亞當史密斯:兩種反宗教的啟蒙策略〉,發表於浙江大學社會科學研究院主辦,「第三屆啟蒙運動思想暨紀念休謨300周年誕辰」學術研討會,杭州:浙江大學,2011年11月26-27日。
  23. “Translation, Trans-nation, Trans-context: Adam Smith in China, 1890s-1911” (paper presented at Adam Smith in International Contexts: an International Workshop of Adam Smith, Academia Sinica, Taipei, December 17-18, 2012).
  24. 〈蘇格蘭啟蒙作家對盧梭思想的三種閱讀與回應〉,發表於中央研究院人文社會科學研究中心政治思想研究專題中心主辦,「紀念盧梭誕生三百周年」學術研討會,臺北:中央研究院,2013年6月10-11日。
  25. 〈Frederick Hayek, Spontaneous Order and the Scottish Enlightment- a trajectory in Taiwan〉,發表於發表於浙江大學社會科學研究院主辦,「第五屆啟蒙運動思想研討會」,杭州:浙江大學社會科學研究院,2014年4月12-13日。
  26. 〈亞當史密斯的宗教世界〉,發表於中央研究院歷史語言研究所103年度第17次學術講論會,臺北:中央研究院歷史語言研究所,2014年10月27日。
  27. “Adam Smith’s Religious Sentiment” (paper presented at The 14th International Congress for Eighteenth Century Studies, Eighteenth Century Scottish Study Society, July 27-31, 2015).
  28. 〈新友誼與新政治:譚嗣同與清末世界主義〉,發表於北京清華大學道德與與宗教研究院主辦,「晚清思想中的中西新舊之爭」學術研討會,北京:清華大學,2016年12月10-11日。
  29. 〈The Use and Abuse of Adam Smith in China 1902- 2012〉,發表於東京大學經濟系主辦,「日本經濟思想史學會(Japanese Society for the History of Economic Thought)年會」,日本:東京大學,2018年6月2-3日。
  30. 〈亞當史密斯的政治世界〉,發表於中央研究院歷史語言研究所108年度第九次講論會,臺北:中央研究院歷史語言研究所,2019年5月6日。
  31. “Friendship without Love: The Scottish Enlightenment’s Ideas of Friendship” (organized by the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (BSECS) and the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society (ECSSS), paper presented at International Congress on the Enlightenment, Edinburgh, UK, July 16, 2019).
  32. 〈蘇格蘭啟蒙思想中的中國〉,發表於中央研究院歷史語言研究所110年度第十三次講論會,臺北:中央研究院歷史語言研究所,2021年9月6日。
  33. 〈亞當史密斯的經濟世界〉,發表於中央研究院歷史語言研究所112年度第十三次講論會,臺北:中央研究院歷史語言研究所,2023年6月5日。
Other Writings
  1. 〈戴維斯訪問記〉,《自由時報》,2004.7.30。
  2. 〈國家哲學院:臺灣人文寓言〉,《思想》2 (2006.6):243-253。
  3. 〈淺談近代西歐的藝術與社會變遷〉,《故宮文物月刊》289 (2007.4):50-57。
  4. 〈死刑之不可能:一個簡單的倫理學觀點〉,《思想》(臺北:聯經出版事業公司)18 (2011.6):267-278。
Book Reviews
  1. 〈評述許冠三《新史學九十年》(上、下)(香港:香港中文大學,1986,1988)〉,《新史學》4.1 (1993.3):149-158。
  2. 〈評John Dwyer’s The Age of the Passions: An Interpretation of Adam Smith and Scottish Enlightenment Culture. East Lothian: Tuckwell Press, 1998〉,《新史學》9.4 (1998.12):191-202。
  3. “Review of Sir William Jones 1746-94: A Commemoration. Edited by Alexander Murray. Oxford University Press, 1998,” History (Oxford) 85.277 (Jan. 2000): 164-165.
  4. “Review of Under Western Eyes: India from Milton to Macaulay. By Balachandra Rajan. Duke University Press, 1999,” History (Oxford) 85.280 (Oct. 2000): 720-721.
  5. 〈評Wang Fan-sen’s Fu Ssu-nien: a life in Chinese history and politics. Cambridge University Press, 2000〉,《新史學》13.1 (2002.3):217-224。
  6. “Review of David Porter, The Chinese Taste in Eighteenth Century England,” Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 54.4 (2013.11): 551-558.
  7. 〈政治價值與歷史詮釋——讀蕭高彥教授《探索政治現代性:從馬基維利到嚴復》〉,《政治與社會哲學評論》74 (2021.6):271-278。
  1. 陳正國譯,John Fiske著,《瞭解庶民文化 (Understanding Popular Culture, New York, 1989)》(第一章~第四章)(臺北:萬象圖書公司,1994)。
  2. 陳正國譯,Zygmunt Bauman著,《生與死的雙重變奏:人類生命策略的社會學詮釋 (Mortality, Immortality and other Life Strategies, Cambridge, 1992)》(臺北:三民書局/東大圖書公司,1997)。
  3. 陳正國譯,Modris Ekstein著,〈歷史與退化:論鳥與鳥籠 (“History and Degeneration: Of Birds and Cages,” in Degeneration: The Dark Side of Progress, ed. J. E. Chamberlin & S. L. Gilman [New York, 1985], pp. 1-23)〉,《輔仁歷史學報》9 (1998.6):293-318。
  4. 陳正國譯, V. G. Kiernan著,《人類的主人:帝國時代歐洲人對其它世界的態度 (The Lords of Human Kind: European Attitudes towards the Outside World in the Imperial Age, London, 1969)》(臺北:麥田出版公司,2001)。
  5. 陳正國譯,張灝著,〈轉型時代中國烏托邦主義的興起〉,《新史學》14.2 (2003.6):1- 43。
  6. 陳正國譯,葛兆光著,“The ‘International Turn in Intellectual History’ and East Asian/Chinese Intellectual History in East Asia/Chin - A Response to Prof. David Armitage (〈思想史「國際轉向」與東亞或中國思想史研究——對David Armitage教授《思想史的國際轉向》一文的回應〉)”,《思想史》1 (2013.6):267-277。
  7. 陳正國譯,David Armitage著,〈「國際轉向」—— 敬覆批評者 (“The ‘International Turn’ - A Reply to My Critics”)〉,《思想史》1 (2013.6):373-397。

Ph.D., The University of Edinburgh

Current Positions:
2017.12.8- , Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
2023.3- , Deputy Director, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
2018- , Adjunct Professor, National Taiwan University

Previous Positions:
2018.3-2021.8, Deputy Director, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
2018.3-2021.2, Acting Chairperson of Philology Department, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
2008.11-2017.12, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
2002-2008, Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
2000-2002, Assistant Professor, History Department, Catholic Fu Jen University
Concurrent Assistant Professor, National Tsing Hua University
Adjunct Assistant Professor, National Chung Yang University
Adjunct Associate Professor, National Yangming University
Adjunct Associate Professor, National Taiwan University
2014.7-2015.12 , Chief Editor for the Intellectual History
2010, Chief Editor for The New History
2001, 2005, 2008, 2009, Editor for The New History
2008.8-2009.7, Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute
2006.2-2006.6, Visiting Scholar, Boston University

2019, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, United Kingdom
2021-2022, Senior Research Grants, The Fulbright Program
2023, Dr. Hu Shih Memorial Chair Professorship in Academia Sinica

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