Vacant position: History and philology of classical China

Paris, France
Starting date: 1st Oct 2015

Job Profile: The professorship for which applications are invited covers a broad field as it concerns the establishment of the intellectual traditions of classical China. Philology is given a central role in the teaching duties of the post which aim, through the study of ancient texts and commentaries organised within specific themes, to train students in the critical analysis of literary and historical sources while providing an introduction to the issues of textual transmission and publication. In this instance classical China refers to the formation period of the Chinese classics and Chinese historiography and classical poetry. This may be extended to later periods provided the successful applicant has a proven record in teaching and research on the culture of classical China. Teaching shall focus primarily on texts of the scholarly tradition but other sources such as manuscripts and inscriptions can form part of the teaching

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