Author Archives: Jenny Zhao

Sino-Hellenic Environmental Philosophy (online workshop)

We are pleased to announce the following online event to be held on 9-12th December, 2021. Full programme and registration are now available from the following website:


News: Sino-hellenic Environmental Philosophy – Institute of Philosophy (


Online Workshop




A Comparative Perspective on Environmental Thought

in Early China and Graeco-Roman Antiquity


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Lloyd-Dan David Research Fellowship at the Needham Research Institute and Darwin College Cambridge

Closing date: Sunday 31st January 2021

Applications are invited for a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship to work on the Comparative Study of any aspect of Science and Civilization in the Ancient World (defined as down to 1000 AD). The successful applicant will be a member of the Needham Research Institute, a Research Fellow of Darwin College, and will be expected to play a full role in the intellectual life of the Institute and the College.

For full details, please consult the NRI website:

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS: The Hsu-Tang Library of Classical Chinese Literature

Stefan Vranka, Commissioning Editor at Oxford University Press, would like to alert interested parties to the following call for manuscripts (please note that the Oxford Chinese Thought series is focused on philosophical works while the new series is devoted to all of Chinese literature, broadly defined):

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International Workshop: Warp, Woof, Wen / Phoneme, Pattern, Pun – Structural Approaches to Early Chinese Texts

Wolfgang Behr and Lisa Indraccolo from the University of Zurich would like to circulate the following notice:

The workshop titled “Warp, Woof, Wen / Phoneme, Pattern, Pun – Structural Approaches to Early Chinese Texts” is due to take place 12-14 April 2018 at the University of Zurich. It explores structural and phonological features of early Chinese texts, ranging from bronze inscriptions to manuscripts and received literature. More information, including the programme, is available at the following link to the conference webpage:

Due to limited seating, conference registration is required. Those interested in attending should send an email to Lisa Indraccolo ( by 1 April.

New Book: Ancient Greece and China Compared

A new volume titled Ancient Greece and China Compared was recently published by Cambridge University Press, edited by G. E. R. Lloyd and Jingyi Jenny Zhao. The title features fourteen essays that compare different aspects of ancient Greece and China from an interdisciplinary perspective, together with an introduction by G. E. R. Lloyd and an afterword by Michael Loewe. Those interested may like to access the book’s webpage on the CUP website here.

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Publication of volume: Masters of Disguise? – Conceptions and Misconceptions of ‘Rhetoric’ in Chinese Antiquity

The volume Masters of Disguise? – Conceptions and Misconceptions of ‘Rhetoric’ in Chinese Antiquity, edited by Wolfgang Behr and Lisa Indraccolo, has recently been published in a special issue of Asiatische Studien/ Études Asiatiques.

It can be accessed through for those who have access to DeGruyter online, and the contents page & introduction of the volume can be found under

A plaintext version of the contents follows below.


Please see below a message from Prof. Wolfgang Behr, University of Zurich.


Dear colleagues,

two days ago, Heiner Roetz turned 65 and was presented –to his great
surprise and visible pleasure!– with a Festschrift entitled “Auf
Augenhöhe” by some of his former students and current colleagues. Since
it contains quite a few articles on Chinese philosophy, especially for
those of you who read German, I am reproducing the table of contents

Pages 5-38, including a tabula gratulatoria, a short appreciation and
full bibliography of Heiner Roetz’ work are available as PDFs here:


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