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  1.  39
    A Confucian Reflection on Genetic Enhancement.Ruiping Fan - 2010 - American Journal of Bioethics 10 (4):62 – 70.
    This essay explores a proper Confucian vision on genetic enhancement. It argues that while Confucians can accept a formal starting point that Michael Sandel proposes in his ethics of giftedness, namely, that children should be taken as gifts, Confucians cannot adopt his generalist strategy. The essay provides a Confucian full ethics of giftedness by addressing a series of relevant questions, such as what kind of gifts children are, where the gifts are from, in which way they are given, and for (...)
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    Self-Determination Vs. Family-Determination: Two Incommensurable Principles of Autonomy.Ruiping Fan - 1997 - Bioethics 11 (3-4):309-322.
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    Truth Telling in Medicine: The Confucian View.Ruiping Fan & Benfu Li - 2004 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 29 (2):179 – 193.
    Truth-telling to competent patients is widely affirmed as a cardinal moral and biomedical obligation in contemporary Western medical practice. In contrast, Chinese medical ethics remains committed to hiding the truth as well as to lying when necessary to achieve the family's view of the best interests of the patient. This essay intends to provide an account of the framing commitments that would both justify physician deception and have it function in a way authentically grounded in the familist moral concerns of (...)
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    Taking the Role of the Family Seriously in Treating Chinese Psychiatric Patients: A Confucian Familist Review of China’s First Mental Health Act.Ruiping Fan & Mingxu Wang - 2015 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 40 (4):387-399.
    This essay argues that the Chinese Mental Health Act of 2013 is overly individualistic and fails to give proper moral weight to the role of Chinese families in directing the process of decision-making for hospitalizing and treating the mentally ill patients. We present three types of reactions within the medical community to the Act, each illustrated with a case and discussion. In the first two types of cases, we argue that these reactions are problematic either because they comply with the (...)
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    Informed Consent: The Decisional Standing of Families.Mark J. Cherry & Ruiping Fan - 2015 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 40 (4):363-370.
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    The Family and Harmonious Medical Decision Making: Cherishing an Appropriate Confucian Moral Balance.X. Chen & R. Fan - 2010 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 35 (5):573-586.
    This essay illustrates what the Chinese family-based and harmony-oriented model of medical decision making is like as well as how it differs from the modern Western individual-based and autonomy-oriented model in health care practice. The essay discloses the roots of the Chinese model in the Confucian account of the family and the Confucian view of harmony. By responding to a series of questions posed to the Chinese model by modern Western scholars in terms of the basic individualist concerns and values (...)
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    Consent to Medical Treatment: The Complex Interplay of Patients, Families, and Physicians.Ruiping Fan & Julia Tao - 2004 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 29 (2):139 – 148.
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  8. Reconsidering Surrogate Decision Making: Aristotelianism and Confucianism on Ideal Human Relations.Ruiping Fan - 2002 - Philosophy East and West 52 (3):346-372.
    The rise in the recent Western pattern of surrogate decision making is not a necessary result of an increase in the number of elderly with decreased competence; it may rather manifest the dominant Western vision of human life and relations. From a comparative philosophical standpoint, the Western pattern of medical decision making is individualistic, while the Chinese is familistic. These two distinct patterns may reflect two different comprehensive perspectives on human life and relations, disclosing a foundational difference that can be (...)
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  9. Corrupt Practices in Chinese Medical Care: The Root in Public Policies and a Call for Confucian-Market Approach.Ruiping Fan - 2007 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 17 (2):111-131.
    : This paper argues that three salient corrupt practices that mark contemporary Chinese health care, namely the over-prescription of indicated drugs, the prescription of more expensive forms of medication and more expensive diagnostic work-ups than needed, and illegal cash payments to physicians—i.e., red packages—result not from the introduction of the market to China, but from two clusters of circumstances. First, there has been a loss of the Confucian appreciation of the proper role of financial reward for good health care. Second, (...)
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    Which Care? Whose Responsibility? And Why Family? A Confucian Account of Long-Term Care for the Elderly.Ruiping Fan - 2007 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 32 (5):495 – 517.
    Across the world, socio-economic forces are shifting the locus of long-term care from the family to institutional settings, producing significant moral, not just financial costs. This essay explores these costs and the distortions in the role of the family they involve. These reflections offer grounds for critically questioning the extent to which moral concerns regarding long-term care in Hong Kong and in mainland China are the same as those voiced in the United States, although family resemblances surely exist. Chinese moral (...)
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    Reconstructionist Confucianism and Health Care: An Asian Moral Account of Health Care Resource Allocation.Ruiping Fan - 2002 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 27 (6):675 – 682.
    In this article, I offer an abridged reconstruction of the foundational elements of Confucian moral commitments, which, I will argue, still provide the background moral substance for moral reflection in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and Korea. The essay presents implications of Confucianism for establishing an appropriate health care system and critically assesses the features of current health polices in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Singapore. The goal is to offer a family-oriented, non-individualist account of resource allocation that takes (...)
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    A Confucian View of Personhood and Bioethics.Erika Yu & Ruiping Fan - 2007 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 4 (3):171-179.
    This paper focuses on Confucian formulations of personhood and the implications they may have for bioethics and medical practice. We discuss how an appreciation of the Confucian concept of personhood can provide insights into the practice of informed consent and, in particular, the role of family members and physicians in medical decision-making in societies influenced by Confucian culture. We suggest that Western notions of informed consent appear ethically misguided when viewed from a Confucian perspective.
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    Toward a Directed Benevolent Market Polity: Rethinking Medical Morality in Transitional China.Ruiping Fan - 2008 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 17 (3):280-292.
    Healthcare systems in Singapore, Hong Kong, and mainland China are strikingly distinct from those in the West. Economically speaking, each of the aforementioned Eastern systems relies in great measure on private expenditures supplemented by savings accounts. Western nations, on the other hand, typically exhibit government funding and wariness about healthcare savings accounts. This essay argues that these and other differences between Pacific Rim healthcare systems and Western systems should be assessed in light of background Confucian commitments operating in the former. (...)
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    Confucian Filial Piety and Long Term Care for Aged Parents.Ruiping Fan - 2006 - HEC Forum 18 (1):1-17.
  15. Truth Telling to the Patient: Cultural Diversity and the East Asian Perspective.Ruiping Fan - forthcoming - Bioethics in Asia.
     
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    Autonomy and Interdependence: A Dialogue Between Liberalism and Confucianism.Andrew Brennan & Ruiping Fan - 2007 - Journal of Social Philosophy 38 (4):511–535.
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    Consanguinism, Corruption, and Humane Love: Remembering Why Confucian Morality is Not Modern Western Morality.Ruiping Fan - 2008 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 7 (1):21-26.
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    Critical Care Ethics in Asia: Global or Local?Ruiping Fan - 1998 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 23 (6):547 – 562.
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    Modern Western Science as a Standard for Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Critical Appraisal.Ruiping Fan - 2003 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 31 (2):213-221.
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    The Confucian Bioethics of Surrogate Decision Making: Its Communitarian Roots.Ruiping Fan - 2011 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 32 (5):301-313.
    The family is the exemplar community of Chinese society. This essay explores how Chinese communitarian norms, expressed in thick commitments to the authority and autonomy of the family, are central to contemporary Chinese bioethics. In particular, it focuses on the issue of surrogate decision making to illustrate the Confucian family-grounded communitarian bioethics. The essay first describes the way in which the family, in Chinese bioethics, functions as a whole to provide consent for significant medical and surgical interventions when a patient (...)
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    Family-Oriented Health Savings Accounts: Facing the Challenges of Health Care Allocation.R. Fan, X. Chen & Y. Cao - 2012 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 37 (6):507-512.
  22. Modern Western Science as a Standard for Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Critical Appraisal.Ruiping Fan - 2003 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 31 (2):213-221.
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    Freedom, Responsibility, and Care: Hong Kong's Health Care Reform.Ruiping Fan - 1999 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 24 (6):555 – 570.
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    Toward a Confucian Family-Oriented Health Care System for the Future of China.Y. Cao, X. Chen & R. Fan - 2011 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 36 (5):452-465.
    Recently implemented Chinese health insurance schemes have failed to achieve a Chinese health care system that is family-oriented, family-based, family-friendly, or even financially sustainable. With this diagnosis in hand, the authors argue that a financially and morally sustainable Chinese health care system should have as its core family health savings accounts supplemented by appropriate health insurance plans. This essay’s arguments are set in the context of Confucian moral commitments that still shape the background culture of contemporary China.
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    Bioethics, Metaphysical Involvements, and Biomedical Practice.R. Fan - 1997 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 22 (2):91-98.
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    A Reconstructionist Confucian Account of Environmentalism: Toward a Human Sagely Dominion Over Nature.Ruiping Fan - 2005 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 32 (1):105-122.
  27. Two Incommensurable Principles of Autonomy.Ruiping Fan & V. S. Self-Determination - 1997 - Bioethics 38 (11):4.
     
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    Taking Confucian Thought Seriously for Contemporary Society: Rejoinder to Lauren Pfister, Ronnie Littlejohn, and Li Chenyang.Ruiping Fan - 2014 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 13 (3):413-420.
    This rejoinder focuses on a few points of disagreement that I have with Li Chenyang, Ronnie Littlejohn, and Lauren Pfister regarding their critical comments on my book Reconstructionist Confucianism. In response to Pfister’s concerns, I point out that my book attempts to base on classical, rather than other, Confucian sources in order to reconstruct the Confucian virtue-based, ritual-guided, and family-oriented view of life for contemporary society. In appreciating Littlejohn’s suggestion on Confucian environmentalism, I contend that a kind of Grand View (...)
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    Confucian and Rawlsian Views of Justice: A Comparison.Ruiping Fan - 1997 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 24 (4):427-456.
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    Exploring the Bioethics of Long-Term Care.Julia Tao Lai Po Wah, Ho Mun Chan & Ruiping Fan - 2007 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 32 (5):395 – 399.
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    Towards a Confucian Virtue Bioethics: Reframing Chinese Medical Ethics in a Market Economy. [REVIEW]Ruiping Fan - 2006 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 27 (6):541-566.
    This essay addresses a moral and cultural challenge facing health care in the People’s Republic of China: the need to create an understanding of medical professionalism that recognizes the new economic realities of China and that can maintain the integrity of the medical profession. It examines the rich Confucian resources for bioethics and health care policy by focusing on the Confucian tradition’s account of how virtue and human flourishing are compatible with the pursuit of profit. It offers the Confucian account (...)
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    How Should We Treat Animals? A Confucian Reflection.Ruiping Fan - 2010 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 9 (1):79-96.
    Contrary to the views proposed by modern animal rights scholars, this essay reconstructs the Confucian argument for the moral defensibility of the Confucian ritual use of animals by providing an expository analysis of classical Confucian literature. The argument is developed by focusing on the issue of the sacrificial use of animals in the Confucian tradition. While animals are treated according to certain regulations and restrictions, they are not spared from being offered as sacrifices. An essential component of Confucian virtues, reverence, (...)
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    Which Medicine? Whose Standard? Critical Reflections on Medical Integration in China.R. Fan & I. Holliday - 2007 - Journal of Medical Ethics 33 (8):454-461.
    There is a prevailing conviction that if traditional medicine (TRM) or complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are integrated into healthcare systems, modern scientific medicine (MSM) should retain its principal status. This paper contends that this position is misguided in medical contexts where TRM is established and remains vibrant. By reflecting on the Chinese policy on three entrenched forms of TRM (Tibetan, Mongolian and Uighur medicines) in western regions of China, the paper challenges the ideology of science that lies behind the (...)
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    Index to Volume 22.Lisa Sowle Cahill, Mark J. Cherry, Ellen Wright Clayton, Francis Dominic Degnin, Kenneth DeVille, Robin S. Downie, Fiona Randall, Steven D. Edwards, Ruiping Fan & Kateryna Fedoryka - 1997 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 22:643-646.
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    Preface.Philip J. Ivanhoe & Ruiping Fan - 2010 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 9 (1):1-1.
    Preface Content Type Journal Article DOI 10.1007/s11712-009-9155-4 Authors Philip J. Ivanhoe, City University of Hong Kong Department of Public and Social Administration, Governance in Asia Research Centre Tat Chee Avenue Kowloon Tong Hong Kong SAR Ruiping Fan, City University of Hong Kong Department of Public and Social Administration, Governance in Asia Research Centre Tat Chee Avenue Kowloon Tong Hong Kong SAR Journal Dao Online ISSN 1569-7274 Print ISSN 1540-3009 Journal Volume Volume 9 Journal Issue Volume 9, Number 1.
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    Informed Consent and Truth Telling: The Chinese Confucian Moral Perspective. [REVIEW]Ruiping Fan - 2000 - HEC Forum 12 (1):87-95.
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    Nonegalitarian Social Responsibility for Health: A Confucian Perspective on Article 14 of the UNESCO Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights.Ruiping Fan - 2016 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 26 (2):195-218.
    Article 14 of the UNESCO Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights sets forth a few basic principles regarding social responsibility for health. It states in part that 14.1 The promotion of health and social development for their people is a central purpose of governments that all sectors of society share. 14.2 Taking into account that the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, (...)
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    Ana Borovečki, Henk ten Have, Stjepan Orešković, Ethics Committees in Croatia in the Healthcare Institutions: The First Study About Their Structure and Functions, and Some Reflections on the Major Issues and Problems 49-60.Gabriele de Anna, Begetting Cloning, Ruiping Fan, Confucian Filial Piety & Long Term - 2006 - HEC Forum 18 (4):374-376.
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    Exploring the Bioethics of Long-Term Care.J. T. L. Po Wah, H. M. Chan & R. Fan - 2007 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 32 (5):395-399.
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    Genetic Enhancement Revisited: Response to Open Peer Commentaries.Ruiping Fan - 2010 - American Journal of Bioethics 10 (4):6-8.
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    Medical Decision Making and the Family: An Examination of Controversies.M. Wang, P. -C. Lo & R. Fan - 2010 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 35 (5):493-498.
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    The Memoirs of a Pagan Sojourning in the Ruins of Christendom.R. Fan - 1999 - Christian Bioethics 5 (3):232-237.
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    Review of Bo Mou (Ed.), History of Chinese Philosophy[REVIEW]Ruiping Fan - 2009 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (6).
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    Developmental Patterns of School Students' Motivational‐ and Cognitive‐Metacognitive Competencies.Yan Fung Mok, Ruth Mei‐Tai Fan & Nicholas Sun‐Keung Pang - 2007 - Educational Studies 33 (1):81-98.
    This study examined the metacognitive developmental patterns of Hong Kong school students. Students rated their own metacognitive competencies by responding to an inventory of six motivational‐ and cognitive‐metacognitive subscales. Results showed that students' metacognitive competencies decreased with age—from primary 4 to secondary 5 —with a sharp decline noticeable at the primary/secondary school transition. Age had a more powerful effect than gender on students' perception of their metacognitive competencies. This decreasing pattern of Hong Kong students' metacognitive competencies is contrary to the (...)
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    Introduction: The Rise of Authentic Confucianism.Ruiping Fan - 2011 - In The Renaissance of Confucianism in Contemporary China. Springer. pp. 1--13.
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    Jiang Qing on Equality.Ruiping Fan - 2011 - In The Renaissance of Confucianism in Contemporary China. Springer. pp. 55--73.
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  47. Dang Dai Ru Jia Sheng Ming Lun Li Xue =.Ruiping Fan - 2011 - Beijing da Xue Chu Ban She.
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    Family-Oriented Informed Consent.Ruiping Fan (ed.) - 2015 - Springer Verlag.
    In recent years, Confucian ethics has been considered as an alternative to the individual-oriented model of medical decision-making that is dominating in the modern West.
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  49. Informed Consent: Why Family-Oriented?Ruiping Fan - 2015 - In Family-Oriented Informed Consent. Springer Verlag.
     
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  50. Moral Theories Vs. Moral Perspectives: The Need for a New Strategy for Bioethical Exploration.Ruiping Fan - 2002 - In Julia Lai Po-Wah Tao (ed.), Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the (Im) Possibility of Global Bioethics. Kluwer Academic. pp. 369--390.
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