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Assistant Professor Qiong Zhang

Chinese Intellectual and Cultural History; the History of Science and Medicine
B-11 Tribble Hall, 758-2538

BA and MA, Wuhan University
Ph.D, Harvard University

Courses Offered:
HST 244, Imperial China
HST 245, Modern China
FYS 100, The Mystery of Qi: The Chinese Perspective on the Body, Mind, and Personal Well-Being
HST 103, World Civilizations to 1500 HST 353/653, Ten Years of Madness: the Chinese Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976


Professional and Research Interests: Chinese intellectual and cultural history, with an emphasis on the development of Confucianism, Daoism, popular religion, and Chinese science and medicine; the discourse of the body, gender, and personhood; the relationship between science and popular culture; and the history of China's encounters with the West since the sixteenth century

Selected Publications:
"From 'Dragonology' to Meteorology: Aristotelian Natural Philosophy and the Beginning of the Decline of the Dragon in China," Early Science and Medicine 14.1-3 (2009), 340-368;

“Hybridizing Scholastic Psychology with Chinese Medicine: A Seventeenth-Century Chinese Catholic’s Conceptions of /Xin/ (Mind and Heart),” Early Science and Medicine 13.4 (August 2008): 313-360.

"About God, Demons, and Miracles: The Jesuit Discourse on the Supernatural in Late Ming China." Early Science and Medicine 4.1 (February 1999): 1-36.

"Demystifying Qi: The Politics of Cultural Translation and Interpretation in the Early Jesuit Mission to China." In Tokens of Exchange: The Problem of Translation in Global Circulation, edited by Lydia Liu. Durham: Duke University Press, 1999, 74-106.

"Translation as Cultural Reform: Jesuit Scholastic Psychology in the Transformation of the Confucian Discourse on Human Nature." In The Jesuits: Culture, Learning and the Arts, 1540-1773, edited by G. A. Bailey, S. Harris, T.F. Kennedy, S.J., and J.W. O'Malley, S.J. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999, 364-79.


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