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Early China; paleography; excavated texts and manuscripts; classics and commentary; divination; and scribal culture


Dr. A.C. Schwartz holds a PhD degree in East Asian Languages and Civilizations (Chinese) from the University of Chicago. He currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, and Associate Director of the Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology. His ability to work comparatively is a result of advanced training at the Oriental Institute (Ancient Egyptian Language and Civilization). He formerly was Visiting Assistant Professor at New York University, Visiting Research Fellow at Yale University, and, more recently, Fellow Commoner at the Queen's College, Oxford. He specializes in early Chinese civilization, with an emphasis on oracle bone inscriptions, bronze inscriptions and bamboo manuscripts. His first monograph The Oracle Bone Inscriptions from Huayuanzhuang East. Translated with an Introduction and Commentary was published in the winter of 2019; his second monograph, co-authored with Dirk Meyer (Oxford), Songs of the Royal Zhōu and the Royal Shào. Shī 詩 of the Ānhuī University Manuscripts, was published in 2022.


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