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Liang CaiLiang Cai

Assistant Professor of History
(PhD, Cornell University) 
433 Decio
574-631-3807
email: lcai@nd.edu
http://history.nd.edu/faculty/directory/liang-cai/

Geographic Focus: China

Thematic interests: China in world history, Chinese empires, Chinese intellectual history

Current research: Early Chinese empires, classical Chinese thought including Confucianism and Daoism, digital humanities, and the material culture and archaeological texts of early China

Selected publications:

Witchcraft and the Rise of the First Confucian Empire  (SUNY Press, 2014)
Awards: Finalist, 2015 Best First Book in the History of Religions, American Academy of Religion; 2014 Academic Award for Excellence, presented by Chinese Historians in the United States

“When the Founder is Not a Creator: Confucius and Confucianism Reconsidered,” in Patrick Gray, ed., Varieties of Religious (Oxford University Press, 2015)

“The Hermeneutics of Omens: The Bankruptcy of Moral Cosmology in the Western Han China (206 BCE–8 CE),” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 25, 3 (2015)

“Excavating the Genealogy of Classical Studies in the Western Han Dynasty (206BCE–8 CE),” Journal of American Oriental Society, 131, 3 (2011)

“‘Who Said, ‘Confucius Composed Chunqiu’?: The Genealogy of the ‘Chunqiu’ Canon in the pre-Han and Han Periods,” Frontiers of History in China 5, 3 (2010)

Tags: Asia, China, culture, ethics, religion, cultural history


 

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