Emotions and the Composition of Personhood in Early Medieval China

Apr 26, 2023, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
202 Jones



Event Description

Emotions and the Composition of Personhood in Early Medieval China

Buddhist Studies Workshop with Curie Virág

Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 4:30 pm EDT

Jones Hall 202, Princeton University campus

With response by Tao Jiang, Department of Religion, Rutgers University


The paper will be distributed in advance to those who register. Please register by April 21 to receive the paper and secure your place at dinner. More information on our website

Curie Virág is a specialist in the philosophy and intellectual history of early and middle period China, working on ethics, epistemology, and moral psychology, especially in relation to the emotions. She is the author of The Emotions in Early Chinese Philosophy (Oxford 2017) and is at work on her second monograph, tentatively titled Emotional Worlds: Self, Community and Cosmos in Medieval China. She is currently based at the University of Edinburgh, where she is Senior Researcher and Co-Project Director of PAIXUE, a cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary research project funded by the European Research Council and dedicated to classicising learning in medieval Chinese and Byzantine thought and culture. Her co-edited volume with Douglas Cairns, In the Mind, In the Body and in the World: Emotions in Early China and Ancient Greece, is forthcoming at Oxford University Press.  

  • Buddhist Studies Workshop
  • East Asian Studies Program