is a professor of Humanities at Duke Kunshan University, China,
where he co-directs the Humanities Research Center and the Planetary Ethics and
Artificial Intelligence (PETAL) research laboratory. He is a worldwide renowned
scholar of China’s indigenous religion, Daoism, and has published six books
relating to Chinese religions, most recently, China’s Green Religion: Daoism and the
Quest for a Sustainable Future (New York: Columbia University Press, 2017).