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Yu Zhenhua

YU Zhenhua was born on May 19, 1966. He is now a professor of philosophy at East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai, China. YU was trained as a philosopher. He received his first Ph.D. at the Department of Philosophy, ECNU, in 1998, and his second Ph.D. at the Center for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT), University of Bergen, Norway, in 2006. YU is active in cross-cultural exchange. In addition to study in Norway, he was a visiting scholar at Harvard University, Columbia University, and Hood College in USA at various points in last decade. He also paid short visits to universities in England, Hungary and Sweden. In expectation of fruitful collaboration, he worked closely with Professor Jean-Michel Roy and created the Knowledge and Action Lab under the framework of Joriss. YU is a member of the academic council of ECNU. He is the General Secretary of the Shanghai Association for the Comparative Study of Chinese and Western Philosophy and Culture. He is on the Board of Directors of the Polanyi Society in USA. He is also a Research Fellow at the Institute of Modern Chinese Thought and Culture, ECNU, which is one of the research bases of the Ministry of Education in China. YU's main fields of interest are epistemology, metaphysics and comparative philosophy. His Chinese publications include a book on modern Chinese metaphysics (How is Metaphysical Wisdom Possible? 2000) and dozens of articles in Chinese journals. In recent years, he has been concentrating on the theory of tacit knowledge. His English publications appear in journals such as Philosophy Today, Tradition and Discovery, and Appraisal. He is now working on a book manuscript on tacit knowledge. The project aims at the pragmatic turn in epistemology through a systematic examination of the tacit dimension of human knowledge.

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