Professor Munro's research is in classical Chinese philosophy and Neo-Confucianism. He works as well on modern China and the enduring influence from imperial dynasties. His publications include The Concept of Man in Early China (1969), The Concept of Man in Contemporary China (1977), Images of Human Nature: A Sung Portrait (1988) and Ethics in Action : Workable Guidelines for Private and Public Choices (2008). He has held editorial positions with Chinese Studies in Philosophy and the Journal of Chinese Philosophy. Professor Munro has been awarded ACLS, Ford Foundation Foreign Area, Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Social Science Research Council Fellowships. Through the National Academy of Science and the ACLS, he has been active in establishing and maintaining intellectual and cultural exchange with China. At Michigan, he served as Chair of the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. He continues to reside in Ann Arbor and remains active in the intellectual life of the University.
May 31, 1996 Retirement Memoir
- Professor Emeritus of Chinese, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
- Center for Chinese Studies