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Faculty of Classics

 

Research

Ancient philosophy, comparative studies of ancient Greece and early China, childhood studies, reception of Greco-Roman classics in China.

Jenny works on ancient Greek and early Chinese philosophy through a comparative approach. Topics of particular interest include shame and the emotions, human nature and moral education, as well as representations of infancy and childhood in philosophical works.

Publications

Key publications: 

(With G. E. R. Lloyd) (eds.) Ancient Greece and China Compared. Cambridge 2018.

'Shame and Moral Education in Aristotle and Xunzi’ in Lloyd and Zhao (eds.) Ancient Greece and China Compared, Cambridge 2018, 110-130.

Review of R. A. H. King and D. Schilling ‘How Should One Live? Comparing Ethics in Ancient China and Greco-Roman Antiquity’, The Journal of Hellenic Studies 133, 2013, 300-302.

ISF Research Fellow, Clare Hall/Needham Research Institute
Dr Jingyi Jenny  Zhao

Contact Details

Darwin College, Silver Street
Cambridge CB3 9EU
Not available for consultancy

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Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems (VIEWS) awarded ERC grant

16 March 2022

Philippa Steele, Senior Research Associate at the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, has been awarded a grant of 2 million euros by the European Research Council (ERC) to investigate the visual properties of pre-modern writing. The five-year project, Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems (VIEWS), will...

Vacancy: Administrative Assistant

19 July 2022

Details of how to apply for this post are now available online: https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/35906/ Closing date: 12 August 2022.

Teaching Associate in Ancient History

7 July 2022

The Faculty is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Ben Kolbeck as Teaching Associate in Ancient History. Dr Kolbeck will join the Faculty on 1 September 2022.

Regius Professorship of Greek

3 June 2022

The Board of Electors to the Regius Professorship of Greek invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. For more information see details here. Closing date: 2 September 2022