Gloria Shen, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

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Gloria Shen, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

My scholarship cuts across the disciplines of Comparative Literature, literary theories and criticism, literature, philosophy, and history of ancient and medieval China. My interest in classical Chinese poetry and poetics has led me to the study of the interaction of literature, history and philosophy, an inseparable “trinity” of 文史哲, which was formed and highly esteemed as closely interwoven fields of high learning in ancient China, learning all scholars had been expected to know and master prior to the end of the 20th century to develop their all-rounded knowledge, administrative skills, and a moral character in order to serve the State and Heaven.

Publications

  • "Dispelling the Myth of the Mandate of Heaven 天命 as a Pretext" in The Interaction between History, Literature and Thoughts: Revisiting the ‘Trinity’ in Chinese Learning 歷史﹐文學與思想的互動﹕對中國學術傳統中“三位一體”的新探 (New Brunswick: Confucius Institute at Rutgers University, 2013). Forthcoming.
  • A Series of Annotated Translation of Five Books on Chinese Classics and Thought: Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism, (Taipei: Liande, 2008-2009; 2010).