Jenny HUNG (洪真如) PhD The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, PhD Lingnan University

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Dr. Jenny Hung has two PhDs, one in philosophy, another in nanophysics. She investigates the nature of the self from both the Western and Eastern perspectives, aiming to answer the most fundamental questions of human existence, such as: “What are we?” “How do we persist?” She was a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of California, Riverside, and the Australian National University. She also visited Stanford University to work with John Perry on paradoxes in Buddhism and has recently embarked on a funded project on the self from various traditions with Perry.

Research Interests

Chinese Philosophy, Buddhism, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, Logic, Philosophy of Science

Representative Publications


1. What am I? Situating ourselves in Oneness in Chinese philosophy. Cambridge University Press. (Ongoing)

2. Between Buddha-nature and Emptiness: The Peak Era of Chinese Buddhism. Oxford University Press. (Ongoing)


1. (Invited) Wellbeing in Early Buddhism: Zombies and the Value of Consciousness. In Volume 5, “Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Mind.” Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2. (Forthcoming) Evil, Suffering, and Meditation in the Tiantai school. In Volume II, “Chinese Philosophy and Its Thinkers: From Ancient Times to the Present Day.” (Eds.) Selusi Ambrogio & Dawid Rogacz. Bloomsbury.

3. Long-Term Inquiry Meditation Reduces EEG Spectral Dynamics in Self-Schema Processing. Junling Gao, Hang Kin Leung, Bonnie Wai Yan Wu, Jenny Hung, Chunqi Chang, Hin Hung Sik. Heliyon. (Sept 2023) Vol. 9, ISSUE 9, E20075. (

4. Phenomenal Concepts and Animal Consciousness. Philosophical Psychology(2023) 36 (3): 580-600.(

5. Is Dharma-nature Identical to Ignorance? A study of “ji 即” in early Tiantai Buddhism. Asian Philosophy. (2020). Issue 30 (4): 307-323. (

6. A Gricean Interpretation of Nāgārjuna’s Catuskoti and the No-thesis View. History and Philosophy of Logic. (2020) Vol. 41 (3): 217-235. (

7. Is Zhuangzi a Wanton? Observation and Transformation of Desires in the Zhuangzi. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy. (2020) 19 (2): 1-17. (

8. The Theory of the Self in the Zhuangzi: A Strawsonian Interpretation. Philosophy East and West. (2019) 69:2, 376-394. (

9. The Early Yogācāra Theory of No-self. Asian Philosophy. 28.4: 316 – 331 (2018). (

10. The Three-fold Interpretation of Chih-I’s ‘Ignorance Equals Nature of Dharma’ (in Chinese). In “Dialogues in Chinese, Japanese and Korean T'ien-T'ai Buddhism.” (ed.). Tian Xiang Ma. Beijing, Renmin Publisher (2011). 



1. Optical activities of large-area SU8 micro-spirals fabricated by multi-beam holographic lithography. X. Wang, W. Gao,J. Hung, and W. Y. Tam, Appl. Opt. 53, 2425-2430 (2014). (

2. Optical activities of micro-spiral photonic crystals fabricated by multi-beam holographic lithography. J. Hung, W. Gao, and W. Y. Tam, J. Opt. 13, 095101 (2011). (

3. Doubly slanted layer structures in holographic gelatin emulsions: solar concentrators. J. Hung, P. S. Chan, C. Sun, C. W. Ho and W. Y. Tam, J. Opt. 12 045104 (2010). (

4. Complete photonic bandgaps in the visible range from spherical layer structures in dichromate gelatin emulsions. J. Hung, M. Kok, W. Y. Tam, App. Phys. Lett. 94, 014102 (2009). (