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Dr Jingyi Jenny Zhao

Dr Jingyi Jenny Zhao

Lloyd-Dan David Research Fellow, Darwin College/ Needham Research Institute

Darwin College, Silver Street
Cambridge CB3 9EU

Research Interests

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.

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.

Upcoming events

Illustrating Ancient History: Bringing the Past to the Present

Nov 03, 2020

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA

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Professor Mary Beard is starting a new series of her Arts and Culture programme, now called "Inside Culture" on BBC2 (7.30 pm Thursday 24 Sept).

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Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies: Professor Cartledge

Jul 27, 2020

The Faculty congratulates Professor Paul Cartledge on becoming President of the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies (the Hellenic Society) in June. Among his predecessors are Professor Easterling, Professor Osborne, and Professor Schofield.

Cambridge Classical Studies Series & Gold Open Access

Jul 01, 2020

The Faculty of Classics is delighted to have reached an agreement with Cambridge University Press by which, for the next three years, five volumes a year in the Cambridge Classical Studies Series (monographs on Classical topics written by academics working in or recently trained in Cambridge) will be published Gold Open Access without charge to the author or the Faculty. This is a significant initiative, designed to maximise the impact of the excellent Classical research being done in Cambridge.

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