Academic Profile

I received my Honours B.A. in philosophy from University of Toronto. I completed a PhD in Chinese Philosophy at the University of New South Wales and a PhD in analytic philosophy at the University College London. I was a research assistant professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2011 and a postdoctoral fellow of Chinese Philosophy here at Nanyang Technological University from 2011 to 2012.


Hon. B.A. in Philosophy, University of Toronto
Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of New South Wales
MPhil in Philosophy, University College London
Ph.D. in Philosophy, University College London
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Assoc Prof Sung Hiu Chuk Winnie
Associate Professor, School of Humanities
Assistant Chair (Postgraduate), School of Humanities (SoH)

For the past few years my primary research project has been on Confucian thinker Xunzi's thought, focusing in particular on interpreting and working through the implications of Xunzi’s concept of xin (the heart/mind).

I am also interested in moral psychology and issues related to self-knowledge and self-consciousness. Some smaller projects I am currently working on include hypocrisy, self-deception, loyalty, and epistemology of belief.
  • Trustworthiness: Its Contours, Forms, Importance and Limits
  • Sung, Winnie. (2020). Xin: Being Trustworthy. International Philosophical Quarterly, .

  • Sung, Winnie. (2019). The Early Confucian Worry about Yuan (Resentment). The Journal of Value Inquiry, .

  • Sung, Winnie. (2019). Bu Ren in the Mencius: I Cannot Let You be Harmed. Philosophy East and West, .

  • Winnie Sung. (2017). Li, Qing, and Ethical Transformation in the Xunzi. Asian Philosophy, .

  • Winnie Sung. (2016). Mencius and Xunzi on Xing. Philosophy Compass, 11(11), 632-641.