This thesis examines the introduction and interpretation of Kant from late Qing China.The thesis is divided into five parts. The first part introduces the historical context in which Kant was introduced and interpreted. The historical context considers both China and Japan, due to the use of Japanese sources by the early authors writing on Kant’s philosophy. The historical analysis also examines some aspects of the reception of Western science and philosophy when these can provide insight into the reception of Kant. The second part introduces Kant’s philosophy. The third part is an analysis of the first substantial Chinese texts on Kant by the Journalist and authorLiang Qichao (梁启超, 1873 – 1929). The fourth part is an analysis of the scholar and poet Wang Guowei (王国维, 1877 – 1927) and his texts on Kant.