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Oliver Weingarten, M.A., Ph.D.


 
AREAS OF INTEREST

Early Chinese intellectual history (4th-1st c. BCE)

Classical Chinese language and philology

Textual history: genesis and stratification of early Chinese writings

Cultural history of early China

Discipleship in early China

Courage in early China

 
EDUCATION

2005-2010  doctoral student in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (FAMES), University of Cambridge

2000-2004  graduate studies in the Asia and Africa Institute (AAI) of the University of Hamburg

1998-2000  language studies at the Mandarin Training Centre of National Taiwan Normal University

1996-1998  undergraduate studies in the Asia and Africa Institute (AAI) of the University of Hamburg

 
ACADEMIC CAREER

2013-today  research fellow, Oriental Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague

2012-2013  teaching fellow at Masaryk University, Brno.

2009-2011  teaching fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

2009-2010  substitute teaching and supervisions at the University of Cambridge

2008           fixed-term assistantship at the University of Zurich.

2006-2007  substitute teaching and supervisions at the University of Cambridge.

2002-2003  tutor for Classical Chinese, University of Hamburg.

 

GRANTS
2014 Three-year grant from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation (no. RG-003-EU-13) over 17,000 euros for the project “Courage in Early Chinese Texts (c. 4th–1st c. BCE)”.

2014 Taiwan Fellowship, awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan, for a three-month research stay at the Institute of History and Philology at the Academia Sinica, Taipei, Sep.-Nov. 2015.

 
OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
  • co-organiser of the conference “The Analects: A Western Han Text?”, Princeton University, November 4-5, 2011.
  • referee for Archiv OrientálníAsiatische Studien / Études AsiatiquesT’oung PaoSunkyun Journal of East Asian Studies
  • member of the Society for the Study of Early China, the American Oriental Society, Association française d’études chinoises, Deutsche Vereinigung für Chinastudien
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