About me

A philosophy writer and researcher specializing in Chinese philosophy, philosophy of history and particularly the intersection of both. His other research interests revolve around comparative philosophy, philosophy of religion and philosophy of culture.

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Born in Częstochowa in 1992. He received his B.A. in Chinese studies and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland). Since 2019 he has been teaching in the AMU Department of Philosophy, where he is now Assistant Professor in Asian Philosophy.

His main contribution to the development of studies on Chinese thought involves the (re-)discovery of the Chinese philosophy of history, resulting in the monograph Chinese Philosophy of History. From Ancient Confucianism to the End of the Eighteenth Century (Bloomsbury, 2020) and a series of peer-reviewed papers investigating Chinese historical thought or applying contemporary theories of history to the classical and modern Chinese historiography.

In 2021 Dr. Dawid Rogacz and Dr. Selusi Ambrogio were appointed by Bloomsbury as General Editors of the three-volume encyclopedia of Chinese philosophy: Chinese Philosophy and its Thinkers: From Ancient Times to the Present Day, the publication of which (both in paper and online) is planned for 2024. The project aims at expanding and challenging existing views of Chinese philosophy and entails co-operation with more than sixty scholars from all over the world (more).

Fluent in Mandarin and Classical Chinese, Rogacz conducted research stays in Nankai University in Tianjin (Summer 2015) and City University of Hongkong (Spring 2017). He has attended more than twenty conferences and cogresses around the world, including Asia, North America, and South America. He is a member of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (SACP), International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP), and European Association for Chinese Philosophy (EACP). As a former contractor of the European Research Council Consolidator Project “Narrative Modes of Historical Discourse in Asia,” Rogacz maintained close research collaboration with scholars from Germany, Denmark, France, USA, Japan, and Brasil, one of the results of which was the first multilingual dictionary of the core concepts of global historical thinking.

Rogacz received numerous scholarships and awards, including the scholarship of the Polish Ministry of Higher Education, as well as SACP Best Essay Award and EACP Young Scholar Award. He is a recipient of two National Science Centre grants: “Chinese Philosophy of History” (2015-2019) and “Philosophical Views of History and Historiography in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century China” (2019-), the latter being devoted to the continuation of his research on the premodern Chinese views of history. He is also Principal Investigator of the National Program for the Development of Humanities Grant “Polish translation and critical edition of ‘Lunheng’ (‘Balanced Essays’) of Wang Chong,” which will result in the first Polish translation of a Chinese philosophical treatise written in the imperial era.

Publications

English-language monographs:

1. Chinese Philosophy of History. From Ancient Confucianism to the End of the Eighteenth Century, Bloomsbury Academic, London 2020, ISBN 9781350150119, 9781350150102.

Polish-language monographs:

1. Chińska filozofia historii. Od początków do końca XVIII wieku, Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM, Poznań 2019, ISBN 9788323234883.
2. W stronę radykalnego pluralizmu religijnego, Wydawnictwo Libron, Kraków 2016, ISBN 9788365148513.

Peer-reviewed papers:

1. “Historical materialism in medieval China: The cases of Liu Zongyuan (773-819) and Li Gou (1009-1059)“, Asian Philosophy 2021, 1-17.
2. “The struggle for memory: Jian Bozan on historical materialism“, International Journal of Asian Studies 2021, 1-18.
3. “The Virtue of a Historian: a dialogue between Herman Paul and Chinese Theorists of History”, History and Theory vol. 58, no. 2 (2019), 252-267.
4. “Racist curricula and the challenge of multicultural philosophy”, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, vol. 21, no. 2 (2019), 291-299.
5. “Unheeded History: A Critical Engagement with Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen’s ‘Postnarrativism’”, Rethinking History vol. 22 no. 4 (2018), 474-489.
6. “The birth of enlightenment secularism from the spirit of Confucianism”, Asian Philosophy, vol. 28, no. 1 (2018), 68-83.
7. “In the Shadow of the Decay. The Philosophy of History of Mencius and Xunzi”, Asian Studies vol. 21, no. 1 (2017), 147-171.
8. “Religious Pluralism in the Philosophy of Mysticism“, The Religious Studies Review vol. 266, no. 4, 169-182.

Chapters in monographs:

1. “Spring and Autumn Annals as Narrative Explanation”, in: Towards a Revival of Analytical Philosophy of History. Around Paul A. Roth’s Vision of Historical Sciences, edited by Krzysztof Brzechczyn, Brill-Rodopi, Boston-Leiden 2018, 254-272, 10.1163/9789004356900_015.
2. “The Motif of Legendary Emperors Yao and Shun in Ancient Chinese Literature”, in: Rethinking Orient. In Search of Sources and Inspirations, edited by Adam Bednarczyk, Magdalena Kubarek & Maciej Szatkowski, Peter Lang, Warsaw 2017, 113-125.
3. “Knowledge and Truth in the Thought of Jizang (549-623)”, in: Word in the Cultures of the East: sound, language, book, edited by Piotr Mróz, Małgorzata Ruchel, Anna I. Wójcik, Wydawnictwo Libron, Cracow 2016, 225-237.
4. “Sloterdijka krytyka mesjanizmu”, in: ,,Mesjańskie imaginaria Europy (i okolic)”, edited by Anna Janek, Adam Regiewicz, Artur Żywiołek, Wydawnictwo AJD, Częstochowa 2015, 81-90.

Other papers (in Polish):

1. „Jak “Chiny” stworzyły Europę: narodziny oświeceniowego sekularyzmu z ducha konfucjanizmu”, Diametros vol. 54 (2017), 138-160.
2. “Recepcja historiozofii Augusta Cieszkowskiego w Chińskiej Republice Ludowej. Historiozofia Cieszkowskiego a komunistyczna filozofia historii Marksa”, Kronos vol. 43, no. 4 (2017), 129-148.
3. „Idea korelacji Nieba i ludzkości jako paradygmat religii konfucjańskiej”, Przegląd Religioznawczy, vol. 263, no. 1 (2017), 95-109.
4. „Dynamika władzy w powojennych Chinach. Próba analizy teoretycznej” Człowiek i Społeczeństwo vol. 42 (2016), 161-181.
5. „Minglitan: chiński przekład i komentarz Kategorii Arystotelesa z XVII wieku” Peitho. Examina Antiqua vol. 7 (2016), 273-284.
6. „Spór o etnocentryzm w filozofii historii a sprawa chińska” Filo-Sofija vol. 32 no. 1 (2016), 21-40.
7. „Chińskie konstruowanie historii” Filo-Sofija vol. 28 no. 1 (2015), 77-90.
8. „Pojęcie Nieba (Tian) w filozofii konfucjańskiej”, Przegląd Religioznawczy vol. 257, no. 3 (2015), 167-185.
9. „Konfucjanizm Yong Huanga na rozdrożu pomiędzy tradycją i współczesnością” Prace Naukowe AJD. Filozofia, vol. 12 (2015), 75-88.
10. “Filozofia ekspercka – nieakademicka kontrofensywa filozofii?” Człowiek i Społeczeństwo vol. 39 (2015), 101-111.
11. „Dharma kołem się toczy. O zanikaniu szkół filozoficznych buddyzmu chińskiego w V–VII wieku” Prace Naukowe AJD. Filozofia, vol. 11 (2014), 97-112.
12. „Ramy dialogu chrześcijańsko-buddyjskiego” Humaniora no. 7 (2014), 95-103.
13. “Osoba i wolność w myśli Pierre’a Teilharda de Chardin” Filozofia Chrześcijańska vol. 10 (2013), 149-160.
14. “Dwie wizje tożsamości. Szkic z ontologii społecznej” Prace Naukowe AJD w Częstochowie. Filozofia, vol. 10 (2013), 117-127.
15. „Misja Ramakriszny jako nowy ruch religijny” Humaniora no. 4, (2013), 121-126.

Student essays:

1. “Hermeneutyka przywłaszczenia Uehary Senroku” Preteksty 2/2014.
2. “Logika Dharmakirtiego” Preteksty 1/2014.
3. “Ani ani byt, ani niebyt. O związkach między mistyką, logiką i metafizyką w myśli Nagardżuny” Preteksty 2/2013.
4. “Problematyka relacji materii do formy w XVI-wiecznym neokonfucjanizmie koreańskim” Preteksty 1/2013.
5. “Pojęcie różnicy w myśli Heideggera” Preteksty 1/2012.

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News

Visiting Scholar in Leiden

Throughout September 2021, Dr. Rogacz will be a Visiting Scholar at Leiden University Institute for Philosophy. He will give four talks within the series “New Perspectives on Chinese Philosophy”. Their program is available here. For Dr. Rogacz’s profile on the website of Leiden University and his contact details see the link.

START Scholarship

Dr. Rogacz has been awarded with START Scholarship, given by Foundation for Polish Science to 100 best young scientists and scholars in Poland by the age of 30. Moreover, Dr. Rogacz has been distinguished amongst the awardees as one of the five best candidates and the only representative of humanities and the social sciences in …

Chinese Philosophy and its Thinkers: an encyclopedia

Dr. Dawid Rogacz and Dr. Selusi Ambrogio (University of Macerata, Italy) have been appointed by Bloomsbury as General Editors of the new, three-volume encyclopedia of Chinese philosophy: “Chinese Philosophy and its Thinkers: From Ancient Times to the Present Day.” The publication (in paper and online) is planned for 2024. The project entails close co-operation with …