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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

Latest news

Regius Professorship of Greek

16 January 2023

The Faculty is delighted to announce that Professor Tim Whitmarsh FBA has been elected Regius Professor of Greek from 1 April 2023. He is currently the A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture in the University. Looking ahead to his new role, Professor Whitmarsh commented: ’I am thrilled and honoured to be taking up this...

Mary Beard receives THE Outstanding Achievement Award

18 November 2022

Professor Mary Beard received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2022 Times Higher Education Awards . The citation hailed how she had “broken through the ivory tower’s walls and brought her unique enthusiasm for her subject – and crucially, what it can teach us about contemporary life and politics – to the world”...

University Assistant Professorship in Classics

15 November 2022

The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Classics (Ancient Greek History and/or Archaeology) from 1 September 2023. The role is open to those, at any stage in their career, with a primary research interest in Archaic/Classical/Hellenistic Greek History and/or Archaeology. We welcome...

Brian Leech Memorial Fund

10 November 2022

The Faculty of Classics is delighted to announce the establishment of the Brian Leech Memorial Fund. The Fund comes about thanks to a generous donation by Emma Gleave, and is made in memory of her late father, Brian Leech. Brian Leech had a long and successful career as both barrister and judge. He also greatly enjoyed classical studies – with a life-long passion for ancient Greek and Latin languages.