Institutional Affiliation

PhD candidate at the School of Public Administration, Sichuan University.


M.A., Religious Studies, Sichuan University, 2017
B.A., Material Physics, Nanjing University 2007

Research Interests

My research interests are mostly in the fields of ancient Chinese philosophy、religion and ancient science and technology. I am particularly interested in the “Needham Paradox” proposed by Joseph Needham:“why modern science had not developed in Chinese civilization (or Indian) but only in Europe”. I believe it’s the mode of thinking which was constructed by the ancient Chinese philosophy and religion hindered the development of science in ancient China. Now I am working on the project of the ancient Chinese Bencao (materia medica) scriptures. My purpose is to explore the history of origin and development of the Benaco, from a kind of religious treatment to a kind medical treatment; I also want to explore how did the philosophical concept influenced the pharmacy theory in ancient China.

Faculty Sponsor

Terry Kleeman, Chinese religion. 

Term at CU

Bisheng Peng is currently a visiting scholar for the academic years 2019-2020.