Bachelor with honours, Renmin University, Beijing, 1982. Master of Arts, Renmin University, Beijing, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, Renmin University, Beijing, 1988.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wales, Lampeter, 1995.
Deputy director Institute of Ethical Studies, Beijing, 1987—1990. Post-doc research fellow University of Kent at Canterbury, England, 1990—1991. Wchmn. Subject Committee of Religion and Ethics, University of Wales, Lampeter, Wales, 1997—2004.
Head Department of Theology & Religious Studies, University of Wales, Wales, 1999—2002. Director Centre for Chinese Studies, Wales, since 1997. Senior lecturer in religious studies University of Wales, Wales, 1997—1999, reader in religion and ethics Wales, 2000—2002, professor of religion & ethics Wales, since 2002.
Advisor World Faiths Encounter, Oxford, United Kingdom, since 1999. Adjunct professor Renmin University, Beijing, since 1999, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, Hunan, China, since 2002. Honorary president The Confucian Academy, Hong Kong, since 1999.
Research fellow Ian Ramsey Center University Oxford, since 2004.
Fellow: Royal Asiatic Society (honorary).
Married Xiyi Huang, January 20, 1984. 1 child Alice Lan.