Dr Ka Pok Tam

  • French (Affiliate) (School of Modern Languages & Cultures)

Biography

ORCID Profile

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Academia Page

https://usj-mo.academia.edu/AndrewKaPokTam

 

Research Gate Page

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Andrew Ka Pok Tam is a Hong Kongese and received his PhD in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Glasgow (2020) having obtained his MA in Philosophy at Durham University (2015) and BA in Philosophy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2013). 

 

Research interests

Andrew Ka Pok Tam has a wide range of research interests in both Continental philosophy, and East Asian philosophy, with a focus on Kierkegaard, Hegel, New Confucianism (Mou Zongsan), and the Kyoto School (Watsuji Tetsuro). He is also interested in the philosophy of culture, systematic theology, and the dialogues between Christianity and Confucianism. His area of competence includes Continental philosophy, Korean Silhak, philosophy of history, and hermeneutics.

 

The topic of Andrew Ka Pok Tam’s Ph.D. dissertation (University of Glasgow, 2020) is “On Kierkegaardian Philosophy of Culture and Its Implications in Chinese and Japanese Context (post-1842).”

 

His current research project is Rethinking Fudo: On Watsuji Tetsuro’s Fudo and its Implications in Hong Kong and Macao Studies. By modifying Watsuji’s study of Fūdo and creating a Watsuji-Hegel theoretical framework, this research aims to produce a new philosophical methodology that investigates the interaction between cultures and geographical conditions and applies to East Asian studies, with a focus on China, Hong Kong, and Macao. I am also working on the journal papers on Hong Kong's reception of Kierkegaard and Christian criticism of Watsuji’s philosophy of religion.

Publications

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2022

Tam, K. P. (2022) On the possibility of manifesting Confucian values under current political situation in Hong Kong: an investigation from the perspectives of ultimate concerns and preliminary concerns. In: Lin, S.-F. and Iap, S.-C. (eds.) Flowing Narratives - Crisis and Reconstructions of Chinese Cultural Identity = 流 動的敘事―華人文化認同的危機與重建. Wunan Publishing: Taipei, pp. 212-249. ISBN 9786267147191

Tam, A. K. P. (2022) God-man relation as the Aidagara of the Pain of God - A response to KITAMORI Kazoh’s Theology of the Pain of God = 神人關係作為「上帝之痛」的間柄—對北森 嘉藏《上帝之痛的神學》的回應. Logos and Pneuma: Chinese Journal of Theology, 57, pp. 337-364.

Tam, A. K. P. (2022) The diversity of Chinese Fudo and Ningen: On Watsuji Tetsuro’s perspectives on China expressed in Fudo = 中國風土和人間的多元性: 論和辻哲郎的《風 土》的中國文化觀. Taiwan Journal of East Asian Studies, 19(1), pp. 1-40. (doi: 10.6163/TJEAS.202206_19(1).0001)

Tam, A. K. P. (2022) Self-affirmation and self-negation - an analysis on the ontological disagreements between Christianity and Confucianism in Mou Zongsan’s criticism of Kierkegaard = 從牟 宗三對齊克果「否定自我」之批評分析基督教與儒家之存在論分歧. Logos and Pneuma: Chinese Journal of Theology, 56, pp. 173-208.

2021

Tam, A. K. P. (2021) On the limitations of Lao Sze Kwang’s “Trichotomy of the Self” in his interpretation of Kierkegaard. Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook, 26, pp. 523-545. (doi: 10.1515/kierke-2021-0022)

2020

Tam, A. K. P. (2020) On the relation between Watsuji Tetsurō’s Ningen Rinrigaku and Mencius’ Five Relationships—A critique from the perspective of Mou Zongsan’s moral metaphysics. Taiwan Journal of East Asian Studies, 17(2), pp. 133-180. (doi: 10.6163/TJEAS.202012_17(2).0005)

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Articles

Tam, A. K. P. (2022) God-man relation as the Aidagara of the Pain of God - A response to KITAMORI Kazoh’s Theology of the Pain of God = 神人關係作為「上帝之痛」的間柄—對北森 嘉藏《上帝之痛的神學》的回應. Logos and Pneuma: Chinese Journal of Theology, 57, pp. 337-364.

Tam, A. K. P. (2022) The diversity of Chinese Fudo and Ningen: On Watsuji Tetsuro’s perspectives on China expressed in Fudo = 中國風土和人間的多元性: 論和辻哲郎的《風 土》的中國文化觀. Taiwan Journal of East Asian Studies, 19(1), pp. 1-40. (doi: 10.6163/TJEAS.202206_19(1).0001)

Tam, A. K. P. (2022) Self-affirmation and self-negation - an analysis on the ontological disagreements between Christianity and Confucianism in Mou Zongsan’s criticism of Kierkegaard = 從牟 宗三對齊克果「否定自我」之批評分析基督教與儒家之存在論分歧. Logos and Pneuma: Chinese Journal of Theology, 56, pp. 173-208.

Tam, A. K. P. (2021) On the limitations of Lao Sze Kwang’s “Trichotomy of the Self” in his interpretation of Kierkegaard. Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook, 26, pp. 523-545. (doi: 10.1515/kierke-2021-0022)

Tam, A. K. P. (2020) On the relation between Watsuji Tetsurō’s Ningen Rinrigaku and Mencius’ Five Relationships—A critique from the perspective of Mou Zongsan’s moral metaphysics. Taiwan Journal of East Asian Studies, 17(2), pp. 133-180. (doi: 10.6163/TJEAS.202012_17(2).0005)

Book Sections

Tam, K. P. (2022) On the possibility of manifesting Confucian values under current political situation in Hong Kong: an investigation from the perspectives of ultimate concerns and preliminary concerns. In: Lin, S.-F. and Iap, S.-C. (eds.) Flowing Narratives - Crisis and Reconstructions of Chinese Cultural Identity = 流 動的敘事―華人文化認同的危機與重建. Wunan Publishing: Taipei, pp. 212-249. ISBN 9786267147191

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Supervision

I welcome enquiries to supervise research students with interests in:

  • Modern Chinese Philosophy (New Confucianism)
  • Modern Japanese Philosophy (the Kyoto School)
  • East Asian Theology (e.g. Kitamori Kazoh, Hsieh Fu-yah)
  • Korean Silhak
  • Kierkegaard, Hegel
  • Philosophy of culture

Teaching

 

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2019: John Crump's Studentship (British Association of Japanese Studies)
  • 2016: Macao Government Postgraduate Scholarship (Higher Education Fund)
  • 2016: Mosspark Bursary (Church of Scotland)

Professional & learned societies

  • 2022: member, European Network of Japanese Philosophy
  • 2022: member, Society of Hong Kong Studies
  • 2017: member, British Association of Japanese Studies

Selected international presentations

  • 2022: 4th Asian Philosophical Texts Conference (University of Edinburgh)
  • 2022: 1st FAH Roundtable (University of Macau)
  • 2022: International Society of East Asian Philosophy 2021 Conference (online)
  • 2021: Conference on the Crisis and the Reconstruction of Chinese Cultural Identity (online)
  • 2021: SG-HK-MO Symposium on Chinese Philosophy (University of Saint Joseph)
  • 2020: Taiwan Philosophy Association 2020 Conference (online)
  • 2019: 5th European Network of Japanese Philosophy (Nazan University)
  • 2019: RSE Existential Philosophy Research Network International Conference: Otherness and Thought from Outside: European Existential Philosophy and Beyond (Sorbonne University)
  • 2018: EACS 2018: 22nd Biennial Conference of the European Association of Chinese Studies (University of Glasgow)

Additional information

During my teahcing at the University of Macau in 2022, I planned the curriculums of GESB1002 and GELH2008 and led a teaching team with three Teaching Assistants. I teach both GESB1002 and GELH2008 in hybrid mode (in-person lecture and zoom) and use Moodle for student assignments and grading. My teaching style integrates both British and Chinese pedagogies. Every lecture begins with an opening discussion on a specific question. I introduce the assessment objectives of GCE A-Level to help assess and improve students’ critical analysis skills. Students are also encouraged to make appointments for one-to-one consultations on the final paper outline before submission, which strengthens mentorship asserted by Chinese tradition.