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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

Corbett Lecture 2021, “Sympathy and the Problem of Nature”

6 October 2021

Professor Brooke Holmes, Princeton University, will deliver this year’s Corbett Lecture in G19 on Thursday October 21 at 5.00 p.m.

Collaboration between the Faculty of Classics and the University of Ghana

20 October 2021

We are proud to announce that the Faculty of Classics has established a collaborative link with the University of Ghana, generously funded by the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research fund. Developing new connections with Ghana promises to open up new possibilities for research and teaching, which will be beneficial for both...

SOUNDING ALDBOROUGH 2021 Episode 1

19 October 2021

The podcast for Aldborough Roman Town , written and presented by Dr Rose Ferraby, is now available. See the project page for more information .

Onassis Foundation endowing a fellowship for the creation of a new post in Classics

12 October 2021

A new University post linked to Newnham will continue a College tradition of teaching, research, and taking Classics out into the wider world that goes back more than a century to Jane Harrison. Newnham College, Cambridge is launching the Onassis Classics Fellowship in order to secure a permanent position for the teaching...