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January 27, 2011

Winter 2011 CCS Noon Lecture Series - Scott Cook


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Scott Cook (顾史考) (PhD, '95), Professor of Chinese, Grinnell College

Deciphering the Guodian and Shanghai-Museum Bamboo Manuscripts: Reflections on Twelve Years of Research

Part of Alumni Lecture Series: The coming academic year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the U-M Center for Chinese Studies. Many events are being planned to mark this historic milestone, including inviting our alumni to give some of the presentations in the CCS Noon Lecture Series. We hope you will be able to join us for all of the many interesting noon lectures planned for this coming year and next.

February 1, 2011
Tuesday 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

As China’s earliest physical manuscripts containing philosophical texts, the Guodian Chu Bamboo manuscripts, and subsequently discovered Shanghai-Museum Manuscripts, have promised to help reshape the way we conceive the intellectual history of the Warring States period. After twelve years of research, however, many problems remain in their interpretation, at the same time that other puzzles have been solved. This talk will present an overview of where we currently stand in that process.

Scott Cook received his Ph.D. in Chinese from the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan in 1995 and is currently Professor of Chinese at Grinnell College, where he has been teaching since 1996. He specializes in pre-Qin textual studies and early Chinese intellectual history. He is author of the book Guodian Chujian xian-Qin rushu hongweiguan (The Pre-Imperial Confucian Texts of Guodian: Broad and Focused Perspectives) (Taipei: Xuesheng shuju, 2006), editor of Hiding the World in the World: Uneven Discourses on the Zhuangzi (Albany: SUNY Press, 2003), and the author of over forty articles in English and Chinese.

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