Edward Slingerland

Professor of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia.

Edward is a Professor of Asian Studies and Canada Research Chair in Chinese Thought and Embodied Cognition at the University of British Columbia. Born in New Jersey and educated at Princeton, Stanford and UC Berkeley, he specialize academically in early Chinese thought, comparative religion and cognitive science of religion, cognitive linguistics, and humanities-science integration. He’s the author of academic monographs and edited volumes from Oxford and Cambridge University Press on these topics, as well as a translation of the Analects of Confucius, and approximately fifty book chapters, reviews, and articles in academic journals in a wide range of fields, from cognitive science and linguistics to Asian studies, philosophy, religious studies and international relations.