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Hoyt Tillman

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Professor, Chinese History
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Professor, Chinese History
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Professor, Chinese History
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Biography

Hoyt Tillman has taught Chinese Cultural History at ASU since 1976. Tillman's research contributions were recognized with an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Senior Prize (Humboldt-Forschungspreise) in 2000, the first time the Foundation bestowed the prize on someone in Chinese Studies. His research has been also supported by the Fulbright Foundation, the ACLS, NEH, etc. The diverse ways Chinese have historically analyzed issues in response to crises have long captivated Tillman's attention because such questions challenge common assumptions that Chinese approached problem-solving in narrow and unchanging ways. His publications in English, Chinese and Korean also highlight diversity within Chinese culture, even within what is widely regarded as traditional Confucian orthodoxy. For instance, he demonstrates that Zhu Xi (1130-1200), the keystone of that orthodoxy, significantly changed Confucianism through his borrowing from Daoism, Buddhism, and the diverse ideas of his contemporary Confucians. Thus, Tillman explores Chinese ways of thinking and analyzes how Chinese over the centuries continued to remake their traditions and identity in response to contemporary problems and in dialogue with ancient wisdom. Tillman’s courses seek to introduce students to the diversity within Chinese culture by helping students not only to analyze Chinese thinking in modern terms of the humanities and social sciences, but also to begin acquiring ability to view Chinese thinking within its own context and perspectives. 

Education

Ph.D. in History & East Asian Languages, Harvard University, 1976

A.M. in Regional Studies: East Asia, Harvard University, 1970

M.A. in History, University of Virginia, 1968

B.A. in History, Belhaven College, 1966

Research Interests

Tillman's primary research focus is Confucian thinking during the Song, Jin and Yuan periods of Chinese history and its relevance to issues in modern and contemporary China.  A major current project is the revival of Confucianism (and particularly Zhu Xi culture) in contemporary China. This project has already resulted in several articles on Confucian wedding rituals and also the issue of universal values, but will culminate in a book on the efforts of the World Chu (Zhu) Family Association to promote Zhu Xi culture, revitalize Chinese family values, and transform the ethics in contemporary Chinese society.

Tillman is also writing a book, translating selected works of Chen Liang (1143-1194) into English for a book series at Oxford University Press. 

Research Group

Since 2004, Tillman has been an affiliated researcher at Peking University's Center for Research on Ancient Chinese History in Beijing. He often affiliates and/or works with colleagues at the Institute of History & Philology and the Institute of Chinese Literature & Philosophy at Academia Sinica, as well as colleagues in Germany. 

Within ASU, Tillman's primary reseach group currently focuses on "China's Daos Today" which is led by Stephen Bokenkamp and explores the revival of Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism in contemporary China. 

Publications
  • "China’s Particular Values and the Issue of Universal Significance: Contemporary Confucians amidst the Politics of Universal Values,” Philosophy East and West, print scheduled for 68.4 (October, 2018), electronic version in May 2017.
  • 2015 Wang Meng-ou xueshu jiangzuo yanjiangji (Scholarly Lectures at the 2015 Professor Wang Meng-ou Forum). Taipei: Chinese Department of National ChengChi University, 2016; 101 pages.
  • Tillman, Hoyt and Margaret Mih Tillman. “Modernizing Tradition or Restoring Antiquity as Confucian Alternatives: A View from Reading Wedding Rituals in Contemporary China.” Reconstituting Confucianism for the Contemporary World. (2015).
  • Yin, Hui and Hoyt Tillman. “The Confucian Canon’s Pivotal and Problematic Middle Era: Reflecting on the Northern Song Masters and Zhu Xi.” Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy (2015).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. “Southern Sung Confucianism.” Cambridge History of China. (2015).
  • Chen, Xi and Hoyt Tillman. “Ghosts, Gods, and the Ritual Practice of Local Officials during the Song: With a Focus on Zhu Xi in Nankang Prefecture.” Journal of Song and Yuan Studies (2014).
  • Tillman, Hoyt (Tian Hao). “Wode Zhongguo yanjiu de bujie zhi yuan” (My Life with Chinese Studies). Guoji Hanxue yanjiu tongxun (International Sinology Research). (2014); Huazhong Guoxue (Middle China University National Studies. (2014); Lishi wexian yanjiu (Research on Historical Documents). (2014).
  • Tillman, Hoyt (Tian Hao). “Zhuzi jiaxun zhi lishi yanjiu” (Historical Research on Zhu Xi’s Family Instructions). Zhuzi jiaxun (Zhu Xi’s Family Instructions). (2014).
  • Tillman, Hoyt (Tian Hao). “Hao Jing dui Wujing, Zhongyong he Daotong de fansi” (Hao Jing’s Reflections on the Five Classics, the Zhongyong and the Transmission of the Way). Zhongguo Wenzhesuo jikan. (2014).
  • Chen, Xi and Hoyt Tillman (Tian Hao). “Nan Song difangguan de guishenguan yu difang shijian: yi Zhu Xi wei zhongxin de kaocha” (Southern Song Local Officials’ Views of Ghosts and Spirits and Their Local Practices: A Study Centered on Zhu Xi). Renwen Luncong (Humanities Essays and Studies). (2014).
  • Hoyt Tillman. “Between Diversity and Harmony: Envisioning Confluences,” Taiwan Journal of East Asian Studies. (2014).
  • Yin, Hui and Hoyt Tillman. “Cong Wujing dao Sishu: yi Songdai li li de tupo yu ronghe wei zhongxin” (From the Five Classics to the Four Books: A Study Centered on the Break and Fusion of Ritual and Principle). Zhongguo zhexueshi (History of Chinese Philosophy). (2014).
  • Tillman, Hoyt and Margaret Mih Tillman. “Remodeling Confucian Wedding Rituals to Address China’s Youth Culture Today: A Case of Using the Classics to Respond to Recalcitrant Problems.” Taiwan Journal of East Asian Studies. (2013).
  • Tillman, Hoyt (Tian Hao) and Margaret Mih Tillman (Tian Mei). “Zhuzi wenhua fuxing de qianzaili: yi Zhuzi hunli xianzaiban wei li” (Figuring the Potential for a Revival of Zhuzi Culture: An Analysis Based on Chinese Student Responses to the Modernized Zhuzi Wedding Ritual). Zhexue yu shidai (Philosophy and the Times). (2012).
  • Tillman, Hoyt (Tian Hao). “Ruxue yanjiu de xin fangxiang: dui ‘xinruxue’ yu ‘daoxue’ zhi qubie de kaocha tujing” (A New Direction in Confucian Scholarship: Approaches to Examining the Differences between Neo-Confucianism and Tao-hsueh). Dangdai Xifan Hanxue yanjiu jicui (Collection of Contemporary Western Sinological Research). (2012).
  • Tillman, Hoyt (Tian Hao). “Lai zi Menggu zhengfu dangzhong de guandian: Hao Jing dui Tang Song wenhua zhuanbian yu lianxu de fanxing” (A Perspective from the midst of the Mongol Conquest: Hao Jing’s Reflections on Cultural Change and Continuity from Tang to Song). Yudi, kaogu yu shixue xinshuo (New Discussions of Territory, Archeology and History). (2012).
  • Hoyt Tillman. "Explorations into Song-Yuan Intellectual History: Any Contemporary Relevance?". Chung Kuk Hak Po (Journal of Chinese Studies, published by the Korea Society for Chinese Studies) (2011).
  • Margaret Tillman (under Chinese name Tian Mei) and Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Xijie lianli: Zhuzi jiali•hunli de xiandaihua" (A Joyful Union: The Modernization of the Wedding Rituals from the Zhu Xi Family Rituals). Zhongguo Renleixue pinglun (China Anthropology Review) (2011).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). Pangguan Zhuzixue: Luelun Songdai yu Xiandai Jingji, Jiaoyu, Wenhua, Zhexue (Bystander Perspectives on Zhu Xi Studies: Essays on Song and Modern Economics, Education, Culture and Philosophy). (2011).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Zhu Xi yanjiu zai Meiguo: yi Chen Rongjie, Yu Yingshi yu Tian Hao wei zhongxin" (Zhu Xi Studies in America: Taking Wing-tsit Chan, Ying-shih Yü and Hoyt Tillman as center of discussion). Fudan wenshi jiangtang (Fudan University Lectures in the Humanities) (2011).
  • Margaret Tillman (under her Chinese name Tian Mei) and Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Xijie lianli: Zhuzi jiali•hunli de xiandaihua" (A Joyful Union: The Modernization of the Wedding Rituals from the Zhu Xi Family Rituals). Renwen yu jiazhi (Humanity and Values) (2011).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Quanqiuhua jinchengzhong, ruhe chuangxin Rujia wenhua? Yi Shijie Zhuzhi Linhehui wei lizi" (How to Revitalize Confucian Culture in an Era of Globalization? Taking the World Zhu Family Association as an Example). Zhuzi Wenhua (Zhu Xi Culture) (2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Rujia wenhua ruhe chuangxin?" (How to revitalize Confucian Culture?). Zhonghua dushu bao (China Reading Weekly) published in Beijing (2010).
  • Margaret Tillman and Hoyt Tillman. "A Joyful Union: The Modernization of the Zhu Xi Family Wedding Ceremony". Oriens Extremus (A major journal published by Harrassowitz Verlag in Germany) (2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Hoyt Tillman), translated into Korean by Byounghwon Kim. Juheeui Sayu Sagye (Zhu Xi's World of Thought). (2010).
  • . . Review of: Competition over Content: Negotiating Standards for the Civil Service Examinations in Imperial China, 1127-1279 (2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman and Christian Soffel. Zhang Shi’s Philosophical Perspectives on Human Nature, Heart/Mind, Humaneness and the Supreme Ultimate. Dao Companion to Neo-Confucian Philosophy (2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Quanqiuhua jinchengzhong, ruhe chuangxin Rujia wenhua? Yi Shijie Zhuzhi Linhehui wei lizi" (How to Revitalize Confucian Culture in an Era of Globalization? Taking the World Zhu Family Association as an Example). Rujia wenhua yushidai jingshen: 2010 Zhongguo Quzhou Ruxue luntan lunwenji (Confucian Culture and the Spirit of the Age: 2010 Quzhou, China International Forum on Confucianism) (2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Zengjin Zhuzi xue yu xiuzheng dangdai shehui fengsu de huodong" (Advancing Zhu Xi Studies and Rectifying Contemporary Culture). International Conference on Zhu Xi’s Confucianism and Contemporary Society, Second Cross-Straits Symposium on National Studies, sponsored by the Xiamen Yundang Academy and Xiamen University’s Institute for Chinese Studies (2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Houzhong que guanghui de wangxi" (The Dignity and Magnificence of Past Memories). (2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). Book blurb endorsement of Harvard University Professor Peter Bol's new book on Neo-Confucianism (Lishishangde Lixue). (2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). Shehui, jingji lingyu zhong xuanzexing de Rujia jiazhiguan he shequn guanxiwang (Selected Confucian Networks and Values in Society and the Economy). Zhongguo Ruxue (Chinese Confucianism) (2009).
  • Tian Hao (Hoyt Tillman). Rujia jioayu shi geti zijue huoshi jiyou zhihui de chuandi? (Is Confucian Education Individual Self-Realization or the Transmission of Wisdom?). Gujin Lunheng (Disquisitions on the Past & Present) (2009).
  • Tian Hao (Hoyt Tillman) with Ge Huanli. Lishi shijie zhong de Rujia he Ruxue" (Historical Worlds of Confucians and Confucianism). Linyi Shifan Xueyuean Xuebao (Journal of the Linyi Normal College, Shangdong Province) (2009).
  • Tian Hao (Hoyt Tillman). Zhu Xi de siwei shijie (Zhu Xi's World of Thought) Greatly Expanded & Revised Version. (2009).
  • Tian Hao (Hoyt Tillman). Lishi yu wenhua de zhuisuo: Yu Yingshi jiaoshou bazhi zhushou lunwenji (Historical and Cultural Explorations: Essays Honoring the 80th Birthday of Professor Ying-shih Yü). (2009).
  • Tian Hao (Hoyt Tillman). Hafo Daxue de niandai (Harvard Years). Lishi yu wenhua de zhuisuo: Yu Yingshi jiaoshou bazhi zhushou lunwenji (Historical and Cultural Explorations: Essays Honoring the 80th Birthday of Professor Ying-shih Yü) (2009).
  • Tian Hao (Hoyt Tillman). Ruxue lunli he jingshi sixiang: tantao Chen Liang, Chen Huanzhang and Shibusawa Eiichi de guandian (Confucian Ethics and Statecraft Thought: An Inquiry into the Ideas of Chen Liang, Chen Huanzhang and Shibusawa Eiichi). Lishi yu wenhua de zhuisuo: Yu Yingshi jiaoshou bazhi zhushou lunwenji (Historical and Cultural Explorations: Essays Honoring the 80th Birthday of Professor Ying-shih Yü) (2009).
  • Tian Hao (Hoyt Tillman). Zhu Xi yu Daoxue de fazhan zhuanhua (Zhu Xi and the Transformation of Learning of the Dao Confucianism). Songdai xinruxue de jingshen shijie – yi Zhuzixue wei zhongxin (The Intellectual World of Neo-Confucian in Song Dynasty: Taking the study of Zhu Xi as the Center of Discussion) (2009).
  • Hoyt Tillman. Hao Jing’s Reflections on the Classics and the Zhongyong. (2009).
  • Tian Hao (Hoyt Tillman). Bei Mei Songdai Ruxue he Zhu Xi yanjiushi yanbian: 60 huigu (Evolution of North American Research on Song-era Confucianism and Zhu Xi: Reflections on the last 60 Years). (2009).
  • Tian Hao (Hoyt Tillman). Lue tan Meiguo de Zhu Xi yanjiu" (Brief Discussion of American Research on Zhu Xi). (2009).
  • Tian Hao (Hoyt Tillman). Sushulou de huixiang (Recalling the Qian Mu House). (2009).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). Yi Beida, yi laoyou" (Remembering Beijing University and Old Friends). Honglou feixue: Haiwai xiaoyou qingyi Beida, 1947-2008 (Red buildings and flying snow: Personal reflections of foreign friends of Peking University, 1947-2008) (2008).
  • Tillman, Hoyt (under my Chinese name, Tian, Hao). Lun Zhu Xi he Tian (On Zhu Xi and Tian). Journal of East China Normal Universitty (Huadong Shifan Daxue Xuebao) (2008).
  • Tillman, Hoyt C (under my Chinese name, Tian, Hao). Zhu Xi de siwei shijie (zengdingben). (2008).
  • Tian, Hao (Chinese name of Tillman, Hoyt). Gensui Shihuazi Laoshi yanjiu Songdai sixiangshi: lun Zhu Xi he tian (Researching Song Intellectual History with Professor Schwartz: Discussions of Zhu Xi and the ‘Mind of Heaven’). Shihwazi yu Zhongguo (Schwartz and China) (2008).
  • Tian, Hao (Chinese name of Tillman, Hoyt). Yingxiong huozhe shengren? Fenxi Chen Shou he Pei Songzhi de Zhuge Liang (Hero or Sage? Analyzing Chen Shou’s and Pei Songzhi’s Zhuge Liang). Deng Guangming jiaoshou bainain yandan jinian lunwenji (Volume of Essays to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Professor Deng Guangming) (2008).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. A Perspective from the midst of the Mongol Conquest: Hao Jing’s Reflections on Cultural Change and Continuity from Tang to Song. Jitiao yu bianzou: 7-20 shiji de Zhongguo guoji xueshu yantiao hui (Keynote and Variation: International Scholarly Essays on China from the 7th through the 20th Centuries) (2008).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Either Self-realization or Transmission of Received Wisdom in Confucian Education? An Inquiry into Lü Zuqian’s and Zhu Xi’s Constructions for Student Learning. Educations and their Purposes: A Philosophical Dialogue among Cultures (2008).
  • Tillman, Hoyt (under my Chinese name of Tian, Hao). Zhu Xi yu Daoxue (Zhu Xi and the Learning of the Dao Confucianism). Fudan University College of Philosophy (2008).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Backcover blurb for book, Confucius Now. (2008).
  • Tillman, Hoyt C (under my Chinese name Tian, Hao) and Zhang, Xiqing. Chanyuan zhi meng xinlun (New Discussions on the Shanyuan Treaty). (2007).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Les académies confucéennes dans en Chine au temps des Song (Xe-XIIIe siécle). Lieux de savoir: Espaces et communautés (2007).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Some Historical and Philosophical Sources of the Sanguo yanyi: Sima Guang and Chen Liang on Zhuge Liang. Three Kingdoms and Chinese Culture (2007).
  • Tillman, Hoyt (under my Chinese name Tian, Hao). Xifang xuezhe yanzhong de Chanyuan zhi meng (The Treaty of Shanyuan in the Eyes of Western Scholars. Chanyuan zhi meng xinlun (New Discussions on the Shanyuan Treaty) (2007).
  • Tillman, Hoyt C. The Yoshida Letter. Encyclopedia of Chinese-American Relations, edited by Yuwu Song (2006).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Creativity and Evolving Confucian Traditions: Some Reflections on Earlier Centuries and Recent Developments. Journal of Chinese Philosophy (2006).
  • Tillman, Hoyt C (under my Chinese name Tian, Hao) and Zhang, Xiqing. 10-13 shiji Zhongguo wenhua de pengzhuang yu ronghe (Cultural Conflict and Synthesis in China from the 10th to the 13th Centuries). (2006).
  • Tillman, Hoyt (under my Chinese name Tian, Hao). Song, Jin, Yuan wenhua sixiang pengzhuang yu ronghe: Tanjiu Hao Jing de Yi-Xia guan, zhengtonglun yu daoxue yanbian (The Confrontation and Unification of Song, Jin and Yuan Cultural Thought: Exploring Hao Jing’s view of Chinese and Barbarians, the Legitimate Succession of Dynasties, and the Evolution of the Learning of the Way Confucianism). 10-13 shiji Zhongguo wenhua de pengzhuang yu ronghe (Cultural Conflict and Synthesis in China from the 10th to the 13th Centuries) (2006).
  • Tillman, Hoyt C (Author) . The Confrontation and Unification of Song, Jin and Yuan Cultural Thought: Exploring Hao Jing's view of Chinese and Barbarians, the Legitimate Succession of Dynasties, and the Evolution of the Learning of the Way Confucianism. Cultural Conflict and Synthesis in China from the 10th to the 13th Centuries (2006).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Gensui Shihuazi Laoshi yanjiu Songdai sixiangshi: lun Zhu Xi he tian (Researching Song Intellectual History with Professor Schwartz: Discussions of Zhu Xi and Heaven). (2006).
  • Hoyt Tillman. Professor Jin and Friendships across Boundaries: Personal Reflections by Hoyt Tillman. Jin Qicong Xiansheng zheshi zhounian jinian wenji (2005).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Reactions to Cheng-Zhu Philosophy by Jin and Yuan Era Intellectuals in North China. Research on Confucian Philosophy and Culture (2005).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Some Current Activities in Song Studies at Peking University's Center for Studies of Ancient Chinese History. Journal of Song-Yuan Studies, 2004 [2005] (2005).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. The Treaty of Shanyuan from the Perspectives of Western Scholars. Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies (2005).
  • Tillman, Hoyt (under my Chinese name Tian, Hao). Dui zhuangzhaoli yu Rujia chuantong yanbian de ruogan fansi (Creativity and Evolving Confucian Traditions). Zhongguo Sixiangshi Yanjiu Tongxun (2005).
  • Tillman, Hoyt (under my Chinese name Tian, Hao). Lishixue shiyezhongde zhengzhi wenhua (Historical Perspectives on Political Culture). Dushu (Reading) (2005).
  • Tillman, Hoyt (under my Chinese name Tian, Hao). Songdai Zhongguo de rujia shuyuan (Confucian Academies during the Song dynasty). Hunan Daxue Xuebao (Journal of Hunan University) (2005).
  • Hoyt Tillman. Jin Qicong Xiansheng Jiaxu (Eulogy letter to the family of Professor Jin Qicong). Jin Qicong Xiansheng yongchui buxiu (2004).
  • Hoyt Tillman. Ping Yu Yingshi de Zhu Xi de lishi shijie (Essay on Professor Yu Yingshi's Zhu Xi's World of Thought). Shijie Zhexue (World Philosophy) (2004).
  • Hoyt Tillman, Jiang Guanghui. Daoxue, Lixue gainian de shiyong (Usages of the concepts Daoxue and Lixue). Zhongguo Sixiangshi Yanjiu Tongxun (Research Bulletin on Chinese Intellectual History) published by the Institute of History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing (2004).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Zhu Xi's Prayers to the spirit of Confucius and Claim to the Transmission of the Way. Philosophy East & West (2004).
  • Tillman, Hoyt (under my Chinese name Tian, Hao). Suowei "Zhuzi de shecang" yu dangdai Daoxue shecun he zhengfulide shidafu de guanxi (The so-called "Master Zhu's Granary" and the relationship between the Learning of the Way Confucian Fellowship and scholar-officials in the government of the era). Haungshan Xueyuan Xuebao (Journal of Huangshan University) (2004).
  • Tillman, Hoyt (under my Chinese name Tian, Hao). Wode sixiangshi yanjiu (My Research in Intellectual History). Zhongguo Sixiangshi Yanjiu Tongxun (Chinese Intellectual History Research) (2004).
  • Tillman, Hoyt (under my Chinese name Tian, Hao). Yin 'luan' er daozhi chuangshang: Hanzu shiren dui Mengguren ruqin huiying zhi yanjiu (Psychological Trauma Casued by a Sudden Castastrophe: A Case Study of Intellectuals of Han Nationality to the Mongolian Invasion). Beida Shixue (Clio at Peking University) (2004).
  • Tillman, Hoyt (under my Chinese name Tian, Hao). Yu Yingshi: Zhu Xi de lishi shijie (Yu Ying-shi's Historical World of Zhu Xi). Hunan Daxue Xuebao (Journal of Hunan University) (2004).
  • . . Review of: Zhu Xi de Lishi Shijie (Zhu Xi's Historical World) (2004).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Historic Analogies and Evaluative Judgments: Zhuge Liang as Portrayed in Chen Shou’s Chronicle of the Three Kingdoms and Pei Songzhi’s Commentary. Dimensionen der historischen Kritik in China (2004).
  • Tillman, Hoyt C. Selected Confucian Networks and Values in Society and the Economy. Politics of Affective Relations: East Asia and Beyond (2004).
  • Tillman, Hoyt C. Textual Liberties and Restraints in Rewriting China’s Histories: The Case of Ssu-ma Kuang’s Re-Construction of Chu-ko Liang’s Story. The New and the Multiple: Sung Senses of the Past (2004).
  • Tillman, Hoyt C. Entries: Chen Liang; chijing; jingshi zhi yong; Jinsi lu; jujing qiongli; li yi fenshu; Lu Zujian; Zhedong xuepai; Zhu Xi; Zhuzi Wenji; Zhuzi Yulei. Encyclopedia of Confucianism (2003).
  • Tillman, Hoyt C. Zhu Xi (Chu Hsi): Rivals and Followers. Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy (2003).
  • Hoyt Tillman. Xueshu yanjiu de kuaji jiaoliu (Exchanges in Scholarly Research Transcending International Borders). Zhonghua Dushu Bao (News for China Readers) (2003).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Reassessing Du Fu's Line on Zhuge Liang. Monumenta Serica (2003).
  • Tillman, Hoyt (under my Chinese name Tian, Hao). Rujia wenhua ji Huizhou wenhua luyou (Confucian Culture and Huizhou Cultural Tourism). Huizhou Yanjiu (Research on Huizhou) (2003).
  • Tillman, Hoyt (under my Chinese name Tian, Hao). Yin "luan" er zhi de xinli chuangshang (Experiencing Disorder as Trauma). Taida Wenshizhe Xuebao (National Taiwan University's Humanitas Taiwanica) (2003).
  • Tillman, Hoyt C. Zhu Xi de siwei shijie (Zhu Xi's World of Thought). (2003).
  • Tillman, Hoyt C (under my Chinese name Tian, Hao). Sonngdai sixiangshi lun (Discussions of Song era intellectual history). (2003).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Confucian Ethics and Modern Chinese Development. China's Traditions: Wings or Shackles for China's Modernization (2003).
  • Tillman, Hoyt (under my Chinese name, Tian, Hao). Chen Liang lun gong yu fa (Chen Liang on Public Interest and the Law). Songdai sixingshi lun (Discussions of Song era intellectual history) (2003).
  • Tillman, Hoyt C (under my Chinese name Tian, Hao), ed. Xingdong zhong de zhishi fenzi yu guanyuan: Zhongguo Songdai de shuyuan he shecang (Intellectuals and officials in action: Song era academies and granaries). Songdai sixing shilun (2003).
  • Tillman, Hoyt C (under my Chinese name, Tian, Hao), ed. Ruxue yanjiu yige de xin zhixiang: Xinruxue yu daoxue zhi jian chayi de jiantao (A new direction in Confucian research). Songdai sixiangshi lun (Discussions of Song era intellectual history) (2003).
  • Hoyt Tillman. Culture and Politics in Traditional China: Confucian Works in Chinese History and Philosophy Reevaluated. Kosmos (2002).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Does Confucianism Have a Role in East Asian Economy, Social Networks and Civil Society?. Global Economic Review (2002).
  • Tillman, Hoyt (under my Chinese name Tian, Hao). Cong Songdai sixiangshi lun dao jindai jingji fazhan (Discussing Modern Economic Development from the Vantage Point of Sung-era Intellectual Lineages). Zhongguo Xueshu (China Scholarship) (2002).
  • Tillman, Hoyt (under my Chinese name Tian, Hao). Shixue yu wenhua sixiang: Sima Guang dui Zhuge Liang gushi de chongjian (Historiography and Cultural History: A Discussion of Sima Guang's Reconstruction of Zhuge Liang's Story). Shiyusuo jikan (Journal of the Institute of History & Philology, Academia Sinica) (2002).
  • Chin-shing, Huang, Tillman, Hoyt C. Business as a Vocation: The Autobiography of Mr. Wu Ho-su. (2002).
  • . Zhu Xi de guishen guan yu daotung guan (Zhu Xi's conceptions of spirits). Zhuzixue de kaizhan: xueshu pian (Developing Zhu Xi Studies: Research Articles) (2002).
  • Tillman, Hoyt C. Praying to the Spirit of Confucius and Claiming the Transmission of the Way: Linking Zhu Xi’s Views on Guishen and the Daotong. Guoshi fuhai kai xinlu (National history floating across the sea and opening new venues) (2002).
  • Tillman, Hoyt C. Reflections on Classifying ‘Confucian’ Lineages: Re-inventions of Tradition in Song China. Rethinking Confucianism: Past and Present in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam (2002).
  • Hoyt Tillman. Review of Josephine Chiu-Duke's To Build an Empire. American Historical Review (2001).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Benjamin Schwartz. Philosophy East and West (2001).
  • Tillman, Hoyt (under my Chinese name Tian, Hao). Shihuazi xiaozhuan (Biography of Schwartz). Kaifang shidai (Open Times) (2001).
  • Tillman, Hoyt (under my Chinese name Tian, Hao). Zhu Xi de guishen guan yu daotung guan" (Zhu Xi’s conceptions of spirits and the succession to the transmission of the Way). Mairu 21 shijie de Zhuzixue (Zhu Xi sudies entering the 21st century) (2001).
  • Tillman, Hoyt C (under my Chinese name Tian, Hao). Chen Liang lun gong yu fa" (Chen Liang on Public Interest and the Law). Sung-Yuan shidai te falu, sixiang, he shehui (Law, Thought, and Society during the Song-Yuan Era) (2001).
Research Activity
  • Tillman, Hoyt C. Analyzing a Grassroots Association's Activism to Restore Confucianism in China Today. Center for Chinese Studies at the National Library, Taipei, Taiwan (3/1/2018-5/31/2018).
  • Tillman, Hoyt C. Revisit for Research for AvH Foundation Prize Recipiant. (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (6/3/2016-7/31/2016) 
  • Tillman,Hoyt C*. Evaluating Revivals of Confucian Values in Contemporary China: A Case Study of the Zhu (Xi) Family Association. ED(7/1/2009 - 12/31/2010).
  • Tillman,Hoyt C*. Tang Song Transition: An International Project for Reevaluating Tang--Song Change and Continuity. AMER COUNCIL OF LEARNED SOC(1/1/2006 - 5/31/2006).
  • Tillman,Hoyt C*. EXPLORING CONFUCIAN LINEAGES AND ISSUES IN CHINA, 1200-1350. ED(7/1/2003 - 7/15/2003).
  • Tillman,Hoyt C*. CULTURE & CONTESTED BOUNDARIES: INTERATIONS & CONSEQUENCES IN CHINA (900-1300). CHIANG (CHING-KUO) FDN(8/15/2001 - 8/15/2004).
  • Tillman,Hoyt C*. CHU-KO LIANG IN CHINESE CULTURAL HISTORY. CHIANG (CHING-KUO) FDN(8/1/1994 - 5/1/1995).
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CHI 452Chinese Cultural History II
SLC 452Chinese Cultural History II
HST 452Chinese Cultural History II
HON 494Special Topics
CHI 691Seminar
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CHI 336Interpreting China's Classics
SLC 336Interpreting China's Classics
HST 386Interpreting China's Classics
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CHI 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CHI 691Seminar
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 333China
CHI 333China
HST 383China
HST 451Chinese Cultural History I
SLC 451Chinese Cultural History I
CHI 451Chinese Cultural History I
CHI 590Reading and Conference
CHI 790Reading and Conference
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 336Interpreting China's Classics
CHI 336Interpreting China's Classics
HST 386Interpreting China's Classics
CHI 590Reading and Conference
CHI 691Seminar
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CHI 333China
SLC 333China
HST 383China
SLC 451Chinese Cultural History I
HST 451Chinese Cultural History I
CHI 451Chinese Cultural History I
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 336Interpreting China's Classics
CHI 336Interpreting China's Classics
HST 386Interpreting China's Classics
SLC 452Chinese Cultural History II
CHI 452Chinese Cultural History II
HST 452Chinese Cultural History II
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 333China
CHI 333China
HST 383China
CHI 691Seminar
HST 792Research
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 452Chinese Cultural History
CHI 494Special Topics
CHI 598Special Topics
Presentations
  • Hoyt Tillman. “Evolving Unitary Executive Power in Response to Crises: A Post-9/11 America Reflection on China’s Imperial System,” Professor Ying-shih Yü History Lecture Series, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 12/6/2016.
  • Hoyt Tillman (Tian Hao).  “Zhongguo lishi wenhuazhong de ‘zhong’ yu ‘xiao’ de chongtu” (Conflict between filial duty to parents and loyalty to the ruler in Chinese cultural history). Professor Ying-shih Yü History Lecture Series, Hong Kong Museum of History (Dec 2016).
  • Hoyt Tillman.  “Confucianism and the Challenge of Universal Values in China Today.” Ringvoriesung lecture sponsored by the China Centrum Tübingen of the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany (July 2016).
  • Hoyt Tillman.  “A Confucian Revival and the Challenge of Universal Values in China Today.” Department für Asienstudien, Institut für Sinlogie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany (July 2016).
  • Hoyt Tillman.  “Conflicts between Filial Piety (xiao) and Loyalty (zhong) in Traditional China.” Department für Sinologie, Trier Universität, Trier, Germany. (June 2016).
  • Hoyt Tillman (Tian Hao).  “Zhu Xi dui ‘yi’ de kanfa ji qi jiazhiguan de pushi yiyi” (Zhu Xi’s View of Barbarians and the Issue of the Universality of his Values). The Wang Meng-ou Lectures at National ChengChi University, sponsored by the Chinese Department and the National Science Foundation, Taiwan (Nov 2015).
  • Hoyt Tillman (Tian Hao). “Zhu Xi ‘yinci’ qiyuwen de fenxi ji qi shenyi” (Exploring Zhu Xi’s Prayers for Rain at Illicit Temples and the Implications). The Wang Meng-ou Lectures at National ChengChi University (Nov 2015).
  • Hoyt Tillman (Tian Hao). “Xiang chongtu de jiazhiguan: Sanguo yanyi zhong de ‘zhong’ yu ‘xiao’” (Conflicting Values: Filial Piety and Loyalty in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms). The Wang Meng-ou Lectures at National ChengChi University. Also at Chang Gung University (Nov 2015).
  • Hoyt Tillman. “The Issue of Universal Values in Zhu Xi’s Philosophy and Their Current Significance in China.” International conference on Zhu Xi and his Efforts for Renewal: Innovation, Social Reform and Epistemology, University of Trier, Germany (July 2015).
  • Hoyt Tillman (Tian Hao). “Wode Zhongguo yanjiu de bujie zhi yuan” (My Life with Chinese Studies). International Conference on Reflections on and Prospects for International Sinological Research (Guoji Hanxue yanjiu zhi hugu yu qianzhan) sponsored by Peking University’s International Academy for China Studies. (Sept 2014). 
  • Hoyt Tillman (Tian Hao). “Nan Song defang guan de guishenguan yu defang jisi shixian: yi Zhu Xi wei zhongxin de kaocha” (Southern Song Local Officials’ Views on Spirits and Local Ritual Practice: An Inquiry Centered on Zhu Xi), Special invited lectures: Taiwan Normal University, (March 2014); Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and Peking University Center for Research on Ancient Chinese History (June 2014).
  • Hoyt Tillman (Tian Hao). “Zuo xiang pushi jiazhi? ‘Zhuzi jiaxun’ zhi ge’an yanjiu” (Evolving toward Universal Values? The Case of Zhu Xi’s Family Instructions). National Central University (Sept 2013); National Taiwan University (March 2014). Revised for Huazhong University of Science and Technology; Wuhan University, Capital Normal University; Hangzhou Normal University (June 2014).
  • Hui YIN and Hoyt Tillman. “The Canon’s Pivotal and Problematic Middle Age.” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, panel: Recurrent Lives of the Confucian Classics in China. New Orleans (Jan 2013).
  • Hoyt Tillman. “Between Diversity and Harmony: Envisioning Confluences.” Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences at National Taiwan University (Oct 2012).
  • Hoyt Tillman. “Remodeling Confucian Wedding Rituals to Address China’s Youth Culture Today.” National Taiwan University (Oct 2012); Huazhong University of Science and Technology (June 2014).
  • Hoyt Tillman (Tian Hao). “Li zhi shu tu: Zhuzi jiali xiandaihua yu huifu guli de jianxing – yi dangdai Rujia hunli wei shijiao de fenxi” (Rituals' Divergent Paths: Implementation of Modernization of Zhu Xi's Family Rituals and the Restoration of Ancient Rituals, an Analysis from Perspectives of Contemporary Confucian Weddings). International conference on Zhu Xi’s Classical Studies held at Arizona State University (May 2012).
  • Hoyt Tillman. “Clashes of Cultures: The Revival of Confucianism in China as in Confucian Wedding Rituals.” Foundation for Inter-Cultural Dialogue Lecture Series, Turkish Cultural Center, Tempe, (March 2012).
  • Hoyt Tillman (Tian Hao). “Zhuzi jiali hunli de xiandai banben” (The Modernized Version of the Wedding Ceremony from Zhu Xi’s Family Rituals). Shoudu Shifan (Capital Normal) University (May 2011); Xibei (Northwest) University (May 2011); Zhongguo Renmin (People’s) University (June 2011); Hangzhou Shifan (Normal) University (Oct 2011); and National Chi Nan University (Oct 2012).
  • Hoyt Tillman (Tian Hao). “Zhuzi wenhua fuxing de qianzaili: yi Zhuzi hunli xianzaiban wei li” (Figuring the Potential for a Revival of Zhuzi Culture: Chinese Student Responses to the Modernized Zhuzi Wedding Ritual), Philosophy and the Times: International Conference on Zhu Xi Learning, White Deer Grotto Academy (Oct 2011).
  • Hoyt Tillman (Tian Hao). “Zengjin Zhuzi xue yu xiuzheng dangdai shehui fengsu de huodong: yi Shijie Zhushi Lianhehui wei li” (Advancing Zhu Xi Studies and Rectifying Contemporary Culture: Using the Example of the World Zhu Family Association), International Conference on Zhu Xi’s Confucianism and Contemporary Society, Xiamen Yundang Academy and Xiamen University’s Institute for Chinese Studies (Nov 2010). 
  • “Quanqiuhua jinchengzhong, Rujia wenhua ruhe chuangxin?” Yi shijie Zhushi Lianhehui wei lizi” (During an Era of Globalization, How to revitalize Confucian Culture? Using the Example of the World Zhu Family Association). 2010 Quzhou China International Forum on Confucianism (Sept 2010).

  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Hao Jing lun wujing" (Hao Jing on the Classics). International Conference on Chinese, Japanese and Korean Classical Scholarship (May 2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Tantao Song-Yuan sixiangshi" (Exploring Song and Yuan Intellectual History). Fagushan (Dharma Law Mountain) Lecture delivered at Peking U Beijing (Dec 2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Zhu Xi yanjiu: yi Zhu Xi de siwei shijie wei zhongxin" (Zhu Xi Research: Centering on Zhu Xi’s World of Thought). Invited lecture at the Institute of History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Dec 2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Zhuzi jiali hunli de xiandai banben" (The Modernized Version of the Wedding Ceremony from Zhu Xi’s Family Rituals), Special presentation for 12/29/2010. Song History Conference, Dept of History, Fudan University, Shanghai (Dec 2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Lun Zhu Xi de siwei shijie" (Discussing Zhu Xi’s World of Thought). Department of History, Shangdong University, Jinan (Nov 2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). Commentator on T.J. Hinrichs’ and Li Fenhui’s papers for panel, "Yi-ness Between Reading and Writing: Medical Identities in Song". Exploring Identities: Medical Texts in Material Form & Experiences Based on Body (Nov 2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Zhuzi jiali hunli de xiandai banben" (The Modernized Version of the Wedding Ceremony from Zhu Xi’s Family Rituals). Special quest lecture, Shandong University, Jinan, (Nov 2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Zhu Xi yu Daoxue: Fangfa yu Jieguo" (Zhu Xi and Daoxue: A Discussion of Some Methods and Results). Renmin University Historiography Lecture Series, Number 13 (Nov 2010).
  • Margaret Tillman and Hoyt Tillman. "A Joyful Union: The Modernized Version of the Wedding Ritual from the Zhu Xi Family Rituals". U Chicago conference, "Reconstituting Confucianism for the Contemporary World (Oct 2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Explorations into Song-Yuan Intellectual History: Any Contemporary Relevance?". 30th annual International Conference on Chinese Studies, South Korea (Aug 2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Rujia sixiang yu jingji fazhan?" (Confucian Thought and Economic Development?). Lecture at Forum held at National Chiayi University, Taiwan (Jul 2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Zhu Xi yu Songdai sixiangshi," (Zhu Xi and Song Intellectual History). Invited special lecture at the Shanghai Normal University (Jun 2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Lü Zuqian dui xuesheng suexi de rougan xiangfa" (Some of Lü Zuqian’s thoughts about students studying). Conference sponsored by the School of History, Renmin University of China (May 2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Songdai sixiangshi yanjiu" (Song Intellectual History Research). Special invited lecture at Yuelu Academy, Hunan University (Apr 2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Zhongguo xueshu sixiang zai Xifang: Wode yixie xiangfa" (On Chinese Scholarly Thought in the West: Some of my Thoughts). Special invited lectures to graduate students at 2 univerisities in Wuhan (Apr 2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Song-Yuan guji ciliao de ‘Yao Shan’" (A Medicine Mountain of Song and Yuan Historical Materials). Lecture at Central China University of Science and Technology, Wuhan (Apr 2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Songdai sixiangshi" (Song Intellectual History). Lecture at the Department of Philosophy, Shanghai Normal University (Mar 2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Song-Yuan guji ciliao de ‘Yao Shan’" (A Medicine Mountain of Song and Yuan Historical Materials). Lecture, College of Humanities, Huadong (East China) Normal University (Mar 2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Zhongguo xueshu sixiang zai Xifang" (On Studies of Chinese Academic Thought in the West). Zhejiang University Eastern Symposium Series Lecture (Mar 2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Wenshu, zhengling, xinxi goutong guoji xueshu taolunhui" (Comments on an International Conference on Documents, Decrees, Communications). Conference at Peking University's Center for Studies of Ancient Chinese History, Beijing (Mar 2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman (under my Chinese name Tian Hao). "Song-Yuan lishi yu wenhua: Luelun wo zhixue de xiangfa yu jingyan" (Song-Yuan History and Culture: Discussions of my Ideas on and Experience in Conducting Studies),. Lecture, Department of Chinese, National Taiwan University (Feb 2010).
  • Hoyt Tillman. Chair and Commentator for Panel on Imperial Period Confucianism. International conference, "Confucianism for the 21st Century?" (Sep 2009).
  • Tian Hao (Hoyt Tillman). Lilun, shijian yu cishan shiye: yiming Songshi xuezhe dui Lin Anwu jiaoshou yicheng de bianyuan huiying (Theory, Praxis and Charity: One Song Historian’s Peripheral Reflections on Professor Lin An-wu’s Agenda). Conference on Tzu-chi Culture, Religious Practice and Healing (Jun 2009).
  • Tian Haao (Hoyt Tillman). Hao Jing lun wujing (Hao Jing’s Discussion of the Five Classics),. Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, NTU (Jun 2009).
  • Tian Hao (Hoyt Tillman). Songdai yu jindai jiaoyu: dui Lü Zuqian he Zhu Xi youguan xuesheng xuexi lilun jiangou zhi tantiao (Song-era and Modern Education: An Inquiry into Lü Zuqian’s and Zhu Xi’s Views and Structures for the Education of Students). Symposium on Song History (Apr 2009).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Yingxiong houzhe Shengren?. International Conference on Deng Guangming (Mar 2007).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Some Examples of the Relevance of Song Confucian Thought to Modern China. Invited lecture at the Institute of Modern Chinese Thought, East China Normal U. Shanghai (Dec 2006).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Song, Jin, Yuan wenhua sixiang pengzhuan yu ronghe (Cultural Thought Conflict and Synthesis during the Song, Jin and Yuan eras). Lecture at National Taiwan University (Dec 2006).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Crossing the Frontiers between the Southern Song and the Jin and Yuan: Exploring the Case of Hao Jing's Comments on Learning of the Way Confucianism. American Oriental Society Western Branch's annual meeting (Nov 2005).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Either Self-realization or Transmission of Received Wisdom in Confucian Education? An Inquiry into Lü Zuqian's and Zhu Xi's Constructions for Student Learning. Ninth International East-West Philosophers' Conference (Jun 2005).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Yu Yingshi xiansheng dui Zhuzi yanjiu de zhuanbian (Professor Yu Yingshi's turn toward Zhu Xi Studies). Conference on Zhu Xi de lishi shijie (Nov 2004).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Sima Guang's Historiography. Lecture at National Seoul University (Oct 2004).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Dui Chen Liang sixiang de zhongyaoxing ruogan fansi (Some Reflections on the Importance of Chen Liang's Thought). International Conference on Chen Liang (Oct 2004).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Dui chuangzaoli yu Rujia chuantong yanbian de ruogan fansi (Creativity and Evolving Confucian Traditions). International Confucian Association Conference (Oct 2004).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Lun Hao Jing (On Hao Jing). Lecture at Academia Sinica, Taiwan (Oct 2004).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Xueshu yanjiuzhongde zhuangxin yu jinlu (Creativity and Advancement in Scholarly Research). Lecture at China's College of Measure. Hangzhou (Oct 2004).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Zhu Xi de Shijie (Zhu Xi's World). Lecture at the Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing (Sep 2004).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Zhu Xi's Prayers to Confucius. Lecture at Sungkuankyuan University in Seoul (Sep 2004).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Xiantan sixiangshi ruogan yanjiu jieguo (Discussing Some Results from Intellectual History Research). Lecture at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing (Aug 2004).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Approaches to Song-Ming Confucianism. Conference on Thought on the Confucian Classics (Aug 2004).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Song, Jin, Yuan wenhua sixiang pengzhuang yu ronghe (The Confrontation and Unification of Song, Jin and Yuan Cultural Thought). International Conference on Cultural Confrontation and Unification in China, 900-1300 (Jul 2004).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Wode Zhu Xi Yanjiu (My Research on Zhu Xi). Special University Lecture Series at Jilin University, China (Jun 2004).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Meiguoren de Liao-Jin shi Yanjiu (American Research on Liao and Jin History). Lecture at Dalian University in Dalian, China (Jun 2004).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Luelun Zhongguo Sixiangshi (Discussion of Chinese Intellectual History). Lecture in Chinese at the Department of History, Northeast Normal University in Changchun (Jun 2004).
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Crossing Boundaries and Cultures in Northwest China, 900-1300. A.T. Steele Travel Grant Series
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Zhu Xi de lishi shijie (Zhu Xi's Historical World). Conference on Zhu Xi Research
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Lun Zhu Xi yanjiu yu xiandai jingji fazhan (Discussing Zhu Xi research and modern economic development). Lecture at two universities in Beijing & one in Changsha
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Xifang Xuezhe Yanzhongde Chanyuan zhi Meng (The Treaty of Shanyuan in the Eyes of Western Scholars). International Conference on the Treaty of Chanyuan (Shanyuan)
  • Tillman, Hoyt. A Frog in a Well Surveys the Heavens: Reflections on Confucianism from a Remote Space. International Conference of Eastern Studies
  • Tillman, Hoyt. Chu Hsi as seen from the 12th century and the 21st century. Lecture at Huafan University
Honors / Awards

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Prize (Humboldt-Forschungspreis), 2000-01.

Peking University, Center for Studies of Ancient Chinese History, Beijing, Research Affiliate, 2004-.

Renmin University of China, School of History, Visiting Chaired Professor, 2011-2016.

Professor Yu Ying-shih History Lectures at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2016; Professor Wang Meng-ou Memorial Lectures at National ChengChi University, 2015.

Hangzhou Shifan (Normal) University, (Honorary) Director of the International Song Research Center within the Academy for China Learning (Guoxueyuan), 2011-2014.

Grants from; National Endowment for the Humanities; American Council of Learned Societies; CIES Fulbright Foundation, DoEd Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad; Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; CSCPRC grants from (US) National Academy of Sciences; (Taiwan) National Science Council; Peking University’s International Academy for China Studies; CCK Foundation; etc.  

Editorships

Editorial Boards: Asia Major, Institute of History & Philology, Academia Sinica, 2009—

Zhongguo xueshu (China Scholarship), edited by Liu Dong, sponsored by the Harvard-Yenching Institute, 1999—

Journal of Sung—Yuan Studies, 1991-2017. 

Editor: Lishi yu wenhua de zhuisuo: Yu Yingshi jiaoshou bazhi zhushou lunwenji (Historical and Cultural Explorations: Essays Honoring the 80th Birthday of Professor Ying-shih Yü). Taipei: Linking (Lianjing) Books, 2009; xxiii + 960 pages.

Editor: Songdai sixiangshi lun (Collected Essays on the History of Thought in the Song Dynasty). Beijing: Zhongguo shehui kexue wenxian chubanshe (Social Sciences Documentation Publishing House, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), 2003; iii + 661 pages.

Co-editor with Stephen West: China under Jurchen Rule: Essays on Chin Intellectual and Cultural History. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995, xxi + 385 pages. 

Professional Associations
Association for Asian Studies; American Historical Association; Society for Song and Yuan Studies. Visiting Researcher: Peking University; National Taiwan University; Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Academia Sinica's Institute of History & Philology and Institute of Chinese Literature & Philosophy; Harvard University; Princeton University; and Ludwig-Maximilian-Universitaet.
Service

Service in recent years:

  • Barrett Honors College, Disciplinary Faculty (2008 - present)
  • Faculty Head, East and Southeast Asian Section, School of International Letters & Cultures, 2015-2017
  • Executive Committee Member, SILC, 2015-2017
  • Senator, University Senate, 2014-15
  • Senator, College of Liberal Arts, 2014-2015
  • Faculty Advisor, Cultural Association for the Performing Arts (a student club learning and performing martial arts and artistic dances), 2013-2017
  • ASU Confucius Institute Advisory Board, 2012-2017
  • ASU Chinese Cuban Archive Project, Advisor to Librarian Qian Liu, 2012-16
  • East Asian Council Chair, ASU Center for Asian Research, 2011-2014
  • Secured retiring U of Arizona faculty donations of significant portions of their personal libraries to the ASU Library, from Brian McKnight 2011-12, and from Jing-shen Tao 2008
  • ASU-Humboldt Foundation Initiative to establish bridges for ASU to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany through my Humboldt Prize and research collaborations, 2000-12
  • Exchange Agreement between ASU and Peking University’s Center for Studies of Ancient Chinese History in Beijing, facilitated establishing ASU’s first exchange agreement with China’s premier university. Agreement for faculty research exchange and research cooperation, 2004-12
  • University Libraries, Facilitated gift of Lau family library to ASU (2006)
  • Center for Asian Studies, Member, Advisory Committee (2005 - 2008)
Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History
Graduate Committees in the Ph.D. and M.A. programs in Chinese Studies in the School of International Letters and Cultures, 2012-- Graduate Committees in Department of History (later School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, 1986-2015. Occasional Graduate Committees in Human & Social Dimensions of Science & Technology; Biology and Society in the School of Life Sciences; Physical Education; Religious Studies.
Work History
Harvard University: Senior (Head) Tutor, East Asian Studies, 1975-76; Sophomore Tutor, 1974-75; Teaching Fellow, 1972-1974. Arizona State University: Assistant Professor 1976-1981; Associate Professor 1981-1988; Professor 1988--present Also Visiting Professorships: University of Hawaii; University of Washington; LMU (Munich); Peking University; Renmin University of China; and National Taiwan University.