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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.

Lloyd-Dan David Research Fellow, Darwin College/ Needham Research Institute
Dr Jingyi Jenny  Zhao

Contact Details

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

Latest news

Publication of the Cambridge Greek Lexicon

13 April 2021

The much-anticipated Cambridge Greek Lexicon will be published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) on 8th April 2021. Written by an editorial team based in the Faculty, the Cambridge Greek Lexicon , which has been twenty years in the making, covers the most widely read ancient literary texts, from Homer to the Hellenistic...

Professor Paul Cartledge receives one of Greece’s highest honours

13 April 2021

Professor Paul Cartledge, Emeritus A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, received the Commander of the Order of Honour (Ταξιάρχης τῆς Τιμῆς), for his 'contribution to enhancing Greece's stature abroad'. One of the highest honours the Greek state can give, Paul received the honour from the H. E. Ambassador to London...

Teaching Classics in the time of Covid-19

24 February 2021

Dr Renaud Gagné, Director of Undergraduate Studies, discusses the on-going challenges and adaptations made by the Faculty as the Covid-19 crisis continues and Lent term began under a renewed lockdown.

Research in Lockdown: fieldwork postponed

24 February 2021

Rachel Phillips describes some of the challenges faced during the pandemic by doctoral students engaged in full time research.