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Prof. Edward L Shaughnessy (The University of Chicago) Invited to Give the 2023 “Fu Ssu-nien Lectures”

Edward L. Shaughnessy, current Lorraine J. and Herrlee G. Creel Distinguished Service Professor in Early Chinese Studies and director of Graduate Studies of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago, is an internationally acclaimed Sinologist specializing in ancient Chinese culture, with an emphasis on the cultural history of the Zhou dynasty and classic literature. Prof. Shaughnessy researches bronze inscriptions dated up to the Western Zhou, unearthed documents such as bamboo slips and silk manuscripts from the Warring States period and the Qin and Han dynasties, as well as classics of Zhou yi, Shangshu, and Shijing. He is also devoted to offering new perspectives and methodologies to the field of early Chinese studies as well as merging the academic traditions of the West and of China. Acting as a bridge, he has published many of his works in Chinese and continues to contribute to the promotion of scholarly exchange between the East and West. Aside from co-editing The Cambridge History of Ancient China: From the Origins of Civilization to 221 B.C. (1999) with Prof. Michael Loewe, his significant works include The Origin and Early Development of the Zhou Changes (2022), Sandai sunyi ji: Xia Shang Zhou wenhuashi yanjiu (2020), Xiguan Han ji: Xifang Hanxue chutu wenxian yanjiu gaiyao (Chinese Annals in the Western Observatory: An Overview of Western Sinologists’ Studies of Chinese Excavated Documents; 2018), and Haiwai Yijianzhi: Gu shi yi guan er ji (Firm-and-Even’s Records from Beyond the Seas: The Second Collection of a Different View of Ancient History; 2016), among many others. Prof. Shaughnessy is invited give a series of three lectures as the 2023 Fu Ssu-nien Lecturer. (more information can be accessed at the IHP official website)


Published on 2023-11-17