PhD, Professor

The research field    

Medical Ethics, Bioethics, Public Health Ethics, HRPP, Medical Professionalism


Administrative post

Dean for Dept. of Medical Ethics and Health Law


Education experience     

1992-1995   Dept. of Philosophy of People's University (PhD)

1989-1992   Dept. of Philosophy of Beijing Normal University (Master)

1985-1989   Dept. of Biology of Beijing Normal University (BS)


Work experience     

1995-now    Peking University Health Science Center


Academic community    

[1] Designated Director for China Medical Association, Branch of Medical Ethics

[2] Board Member, International Association of Bioethics


Social part-time job

Chair for Peking University Institutional Review Board



[1] Medical Ethics

[2] Bioethics

[3] Public Health Ethics

[4] Research Integrity


Academic papers     

[1]   Ayo Wahlberg*, Christoph Rehmann-Sutter, Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner, Guangxiu Lu, Ole D?ring, Yali Cong, Alicja Laska-Formejster, Jing He, Haidan Chen, Herbert Gottweis and Nikolas Rose, 2013, From Global Bioethics to Ethical Governance of Biomedical Research Collaborations, Social Science and Medicine, 98, (2013) 293-300

[2]   Haihong Zhang and Yali CongBioethics Development in Chinaedited by H.A.M.J. ten Have, B. Gordijn (eds.), in Handbook of Global Bioethics, Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg, 2014, 993-1009

[3]   Vilhjalmur Arnason, Hongwen Li and Yali Cong, Informed Consent, The SAGE Handbook of Health Care Ethics, 2011,106-116  Informed Consent, in The SAGE Handbook of Health Care Ethics,  edited by Ruth ChadwickHenk ten Have and Eric M. Meslin. SAGE Publications Ltd., 2011, 106-116

[4]   Yali Cong, Medical Ethics Education for UndergraduateMedical Students in China, IAB News, the Newsletter of the International Association of Bioethics, June 2010, 22:5-8

[5]   Hongwen Li & Yali Cong, the Development and Perspectives of Chinese Bioethics, Journal International De Bioéthique (Journal of International Bioethics), 2008, Vol. 19(4): 21-32

[6]   Jiaqi Xu, Benfu Li, Qiang Ma, Heidi Liu and Yali Cong, Human Subjects Protections in Clinical Trials in China: A Focus on the Institute Level, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Medicine, 2006, Vol.20(6): 367-372 (corresponding author)

[7]   Yali Cong and Linying Hu, “Case Study, the VIP Floors”, Hastings Center Report, January-February 2005, Vol. 35(1):16-17SSCI

[8]   Yali Cong, “Doctor-Family-Patient Relationship: the Chinese Paradigm of Informed Consent”, J. Medicine and Philosophy, 2004, Vol.29 (2):149-178SSCI

[9]   Yali Cong, Consideration of Medical Ethics Education in China from the Comparison between China and the United States, in Asian Bioethics in the 21st Century, edited by Song Sang-yong, Koo Young-Mo and Darryl R.J. Macer, Eubios Ethics Institute, 2003,251-254

[10] Yali Cong, “Bioethics in China”, in the Regional Perspectives in BioethicsEdited by John F. Peppin and Mark J. Cherry, Swets & Zeitlinger Publishers, 2003, 239-260

[11] Yali Cong, “The Current Condition of Community Medical Service and its Ethical Prospects in China”, in Social Aspects of Health Service Reform – Experience of Poland and China, edited by Dr hab. Danuta Walczak-Duraj, Wydawca OMEGA-PRAKSIS, 1999, 273-278

[12]Yali Cong, Ethical Challenges in Critical Care Medicine: A Chinese Perspective, Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 1998,Vol.23 (6): 581-600 SSCI


Other results

[1] Chief Editor, Chinese Medical Humanities Review, 2014

[2]   Chief Editor, 2013-2014 Bluebook on Doctor-Patient-Relationship, Peking University Medical Press, 2015

[3]   Chief Editor, 2015-2016 Bluebook on Doctor-Patient-Relationship, Peking University Medical Press, 2017