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

Tel: 23587761


Room No: 2349

Full CV

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.

Representative Publications


1.  Between Buddha-nature and Emptiness: The Peak Era of Chinese Buddhist Philosophy. Oxford University Press. (Contract Signed)

2. What am I? Personal Ontology in Chinese Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. (Revise and resubmit)

3. 出世與入世之間 (Between the Secular and the Spiritual). (Full Manuscript Under Review)


1. (Forthcoming) Reflexive Awareness and Reflexivity: An Identity Model of Reflexive Awareness with Korta and Perry’s Reflexive-Referential Theory of Content (RRT) Synthese.

2. (Forthcoming) Better be a Zombie? The Value of Consciousness in Early Buddhism. In Volume 5, “Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Mind.” Oxford: Oxford University Press.

3. (Forthcoming) An Analysis of Jizang's Idea of Reality. In “Reading Primary Sources in Asian Philosophies.” (Eds.) Malcolm Keating. Bloomsbury.

4. (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.

5. 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. (

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. 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). (


1. Analytic Perspectives in Eastern Philosophy (in English) Jun 26, 2021

2. The theory of no-self in early Buddhism by Mark Siderits 1 (Mark Siderits的原始佛教無我思想 1)  (In Cantonese) Jun 05, 2022

3. The theory of no-self in early Buddhism by Mark Siderits 2 (Mark Siderits的原始佛教無我思想 2) (In Cantonese) Jun 12, 2022

4. Bernard Williams and Robert Nozick in Personal Identity (誰會是我?Bernard WilliamsRobert Nozick的思想實驗) (in Cantonese) Jul 20, 2017