Author Archives: Paul R. Goldin

Zoom lecture on Li Zhi 李贄 by Pauline C. Lee, July 26, 10 A.M. EDT

The Department of East Asian Languages & Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce a Zoom lecture by Pauline C. Lee:

“Tales of a Late-Ming Iconoclast:  On Li Zhi 李贄, His Life, and His Books”

For an abstract and Zoom login info, click here:

Hope to see many of you there!

Paul R. Goldin

Online lecture: A Chinese Reading of Epictetus


I’m taking the liberty of posting this link for my upcoming online lecture, “A Chinese Reading of Epictetus” (May 1, 9:30 A.M., Singapore time, which is April 30, 9:30 P.M., EDT).  The time will be inconvenient for colleagues in Europe, alas.

The redoubtable Li Chenyang will be the commentator.

南大中华文学与文化 – 线上系列讲座(四)

You can register by clicking on or scanning the QR code in the poster above (which also contains an abstract).

Hope to see some of you there!


interview with the New Books Network

At the risk of shameless self-promotion, I’m posting to a link to a recent podcast interview about my new book, The Art of Chinese Philosophy, hosted by the New Books Network.  Thanks to Alexus McLeod for some very thoughtful questions!

New Books Network | Paul Goldin, “The Art of Chinese Philosophy:…

David Chai was recently interviewed on the same network:

New Books Network | David Chai, “Zhuangzi and the Becoming of…

Revised edition of A Source Book of Ancient Chinese Bronze Inscriptions


Constance A. Cook and I have finally released the revised edition of our source book of bronze inscriptions:

If you have the first edition, I don’t think you need to acquire this one, but we happily corrected several annoying errors and added some new and useful references.

One day, perhaps, there will be a Volume 2 with new inscriptions (I have a few in mind already), but God only knows when or even whether that will happen.


New translation of Xinyu 新語

Just a quick announcement that Elisa Levi Sabattini and I are about to publish a new translation of Xinyu:

Also watch out for my new book on classical Chinese philosophy, forthcoming from Princeton University Press.  Since I’m not ashamed of self-promotion, I’ll be posting with details in due course.

Workshop on approaches to Chinese philosophical texts

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania (with support from the department’s Rickett Fund) will host a one-day workshop on approaches to Chinese philosophical texts on Oct. 5, 2019.  Herewith the confirmed list of speakers:

Stephan Peter Bumbacher

Michael Hunter

Martin Kern

Esther S. Klein

Kwong-loi Shun

Edward G. Slingerland

David B. Wong

Stay tuned for further details!  The workshop will be free and open to the public, but advance registration will be requested.


Body and Cosmos in China: An Interdisciplinary Symposium in Honor of Nathan Sivin

The Department of East Asian Languages & Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania is delighted to announce an interdisciplinary symposium in honor of Nathan Sivin at Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104, on Oct. 14-15, 2017.

The symposium is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.  Just click here if you’d like to attend:

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