Professor of Chinese Religion, Philosophy, and Comparative Thought
Brook Ziporyn is a scholar of ancient and medieval Chinese religion and philosophy who has distinguished himself as a premier expositor and translator of some of the most complex philosophical texts and concepts of the Chinese religious traditions. Ziporyn is the author of four published books, including Evil And/Or/As the Good: Omnicentric Holism, Intersubjectivity and Value Paradox in Tiantai Buddhist Thought (Harvard, 2000), The Penumbra Unbound: The Neo-Taoist Philosophy of Guo Xiang(SUNY Press, 2003), and Zhuangzi: The Essential Writings with Selections from Traditional Commentaries (Hackett, 2009). A fifth, Ironies of Oneness and Difference: Coherence in Early Chinese Thought. Prolegomena to the Study of Li 理, will appear later this summer from SUNY Press. Professor Ziporyn received his BA in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago, and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the Divinity School faculty, Professor Ziporyn taught at Northwestern University (in the religion and philosophy departments) since 1998. Following a year as Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the National University of Singapore, Professor Ziporyn will begin offering courses at the Divinity School in the 2013-2014 academic year.