Prof. Chen Zhi-Director
Ph.D. Chinese Studies, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Brief Profile:

Prof. Chen holds a Bachelor's degree in History from Peking University and an MPhil in Chinese Literature from Nanjing University. He also has a PhD degree in Chinese Studies from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, U.S.A. Upon graduation, he started his teaching life at the National University of Singapore and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He joined the Hong Kong Baptist University in 2000, and currently serves as Chair Professor of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Director of the Jao Tsung - I Academy of Sinology, and Provost of Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College.


His research interests lie in the areas of Shijing studies, bronze inscriptions, ancient history, and intellectual history. His publications include The Legacy of the Odes, Documents, Ritual Music, Interviews with Yu Ying - shih, Papers on Interdisciplinary Study of the Book of Odes, The Shaping of the Book of Songs : From Ritualization to Secularization, etc. He also has had dozens of papers in Chinese and English published in renowned academic journals in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and overseas. Prof. Chen is the Editor of the Early China Book Series, Chief Editor of the Bulletin of the Jao Tsung - I Academy of Sinology, and Associate Editor of Journal of Early Chinese Philosophers.

Full CV:

CV - Prof. Chen zhi.pdf