Professor Lambert’s research focuses on the intersections of contemporary ethical theory and Confucian thought, particularly the relationship between conceptions of moral conduct and personal attachment.  

He has been a Mombusho scholar at Kyoto University, and a visiting scholar at Peking University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He recently completed a full translation of Li Zehou's 'A History of Classical Chinese Thought' (中国古代思想史论), to be published in 2019.

He previously taught at Smith College, MA, and Western New England University, MA.


Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Hawaii at Manoa

M.A., Philosophy, Durham University, UK

B.A., Social and Political Studies, Sheffield University, UK

Scholarship / Publications

Lambert, A (2018). Determinism and the Problem of Individual Freedom in Li Zehou. In Roger T. Ames and Jia Jinhua (Eds.) Li Zehou and Confucian Philosophy. University of Hawaii Press, pp. 94-117.
- Published in Chinese as: Lambert, A (2017) “李泽厚的决定论与个体自由问题” (Zheng Yuanzheng, trans.), in《李泽厚与儒学哲学》, 贾金华编辑, 上海人民出版社 (Jia Jinhua ed., Li Zehou yu Ruxue Zhexue , Shanghai Renmin Publishing), 91-116.
Lambert, A (2017). Impartiality, Close Friendship and the Confucian Tradition. In C Risseeuw & M. van Raalte (Ed.) Conceptualizing Friendship in Time and Place, Brill Publishing, pp.205-28.
- Published in Chinese as: Lambert, A (2017) “公正、亲密的友谊和儒家传统” (Liu Man, trans.) in Studies on Contemporary Chinese Values, n.4 (当代中国价值观研究), 2017(5) 100-114.

Lambert, A (2017). Pleasure in Mencius I. Warring States Papers: Studies in Chinese and Comparative Philology 2(26) pp.149-155.

Lambert, A, Paul D’Ambrosio & Robert Carleo III. (2016). On Li Zehou’s Philosophy, An Introduction by Three Translators. Philosophy East and West  66(4), 1056-68.

Lambert, A (2016). Confucian Ethics and Care: An amicable split? In Mat Foust and Sor-Hoon Tan (Eds.), Feminist Encounters with Confucius, Brill Publishing, pp. 173-97.
Lambert, A (2016). Daoism and Disability: Rethinking disability through classical Daoist thought. In Darla Schumm and Michael Stoltzfus (Eds.) World Religions and Disability Studies: Making the Connections, Baylor University Press, pp. 71-92.

Lambert, A. (2016). The challenge of teaching Chinese philosophy: Thoughts on method. Asia Network Exchange 23(2), 107-23.

Lambert, A (2010). The way of the football fan as the life of virtue. In Ted Richards (Ed.) Soccer and Philosophy, (Popular Culture and Philosophy series), Open Court Publishing, pp.215-30.