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Dr. CHAN, Shing Bun Benedict

Associate Professor
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  • Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts
  • Director, Centre for Applied Ethics
  • Ph.D.,  University of Maryland, U.S.A.
  • MA, Philosophy, University of Maryland, U.S.A.
  • BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, U.S.A.
Work Experience:
  • Tulane University, U.S.A.
  • Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong
Courses Taught:
  • GCHC 1075 The Power of Ideas
  • GCVM 1017 Freedom in Modern Society
  • GCVM 1036 Human Rights in a Multicultural World
  • LSE 7010 Approaches to the Study of Values 
  • LSE 7140 Law, Liberty & Morality
  • RELI 2035 Introduction to Ethics
  • RELI 3045 Contemporary Ethical Problems: Hong Kong and Beyond
  • RELI 4006 Comparative Philosophy: East and West
  • RELI 4066 Ethics of Human Rights: Theories and Controversies
Teaching Areas:
  • Contemporary Moral Issues
  • Philosophy of Human Rights
  • Political Philosophy: East and West
Research Areas:
  • Social and Political Philosophy; Applied Ethics and Moral Philosophy; Comparative Philosophy (Chinese and Western)
Current Projects:
  • Philosophical Investigation of the Ethics of Human Rights
  • Confucian Animal Ethics and Its Practical Application
  • Moral Issues of Public Health and Technology
Selected Outputs:
  • Enhanced Interrogation, Consequential Evaluation, and Human Rights to Health. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 16(3), 455-461. 2019.
  • A Preliminary Consequential Evaluation of the Roles of Cultures in Human Rights Debates. Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions, 8(1), 163-182. 2019.
  • East Asia: Challenges to Political Rights. In Jay Drydyk & Lori Keleher (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Development Ethics (pp. 382-386). New York: Routledge. 2019
  • Animal Ethics, International Animal Protection and Confucianism. Global Policy, 6(2), 172-175. 2015.
  • A Human Rights Debate on Physical Security, Political Liberty, and the Confucian Tradition. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, 13(4), 567-588. 2014
Selected Research Grants:
  • A Philosophical Investigation of the Ethics of Human Rights to Health, Early Career Scheme (ECS), Research Grants Council, HKD $200,000, 20172019, role: PI
  • Augmenting Physical Learning Spaces with Location-based Services Using iBeacon Technology for Engaging Learning Experiences, Funding Scheme for Teaching and Learning Related Proposals, No. PolyU1/T&L/16-19, University Grants Committee, HKD $ 12,321,533 (HKBU’s Portion: $1,211,000), 20172020, Charles Man-sing WONG (PI), Benedict Shing Bun Chan (Co-I of the project; Project Leader of HKBU’s Portion)