Zhi-Peng Lin

Major research interest of Dr. Zhi-peng Lin is intellectual history of early China. In the field, he has published more than 40 pieces of paper and two books:Studies on the School of Song Xingand Lost Philosophical Fragment of the Warring States-Compilation and Study. Since 2011, he has been engaged in Department of History, Fudan University and currently, he is the associate professor of the department.


“Axial Breakthrough” in China: a trilogy of “wu”(shaman), “sheng”(sainthood) and “xin” (mind)

Dans le cadre du séminaire de Cléo Carastro « Anthropologie religieuse et histoire culturelle de la Grèce ancienne »

  • Jeudi 1er février 2018, de 11h à 13h - INHA (salle Mariette) - 2 rue Vivienne 75002 Paris

ing-shi Yu argued that the “integration of heaven and human” model in Western Zhou was ”heaven—shaman—human”. In the Warring States, the scholars replaced “shaman” by “mind”. From a remained piece of Zisi School, Wu Xing, it stated that “sainthood” emphasized in the article referred to the transition from “wu” to “xin”. In the theory proposed by Zisi, it argued “the way of hear” and “internal cultivation” of the Confucian and Taoist Schools and it is worthy of profound exploration.


Excavated Texts and the re-construction of the history of Taoist scholarship in Pre-Qin China

Dans le cadre du séminaire de Vincent Goossaert

  • Lundi 5 février 2018, de 15h à 17h - EPHE (salle 9) - 54 boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris

Since the 1970s, China has excavated literatures from the tombs of Mawangdui and Guodian, and bamboo books preserved in the Shanghai Museum. Among them, there were several texts of Taoist. With the discovery of these materials, we re-learn scholarship and thoughts of Taoist in the Warring States. In this section, from organization of related literatures and streams of thoughts, this study proposes new framework of Taoist research in pre-Qin China.


Theme and variations: “quyou” (ridding of bounds) in the Warring States

Dans le cadre du séminaire de Pablo Blitstein « Les langages socio-poliques du mandarinat chinois »

  • Lundi 12 février 2018, de 13h à 15h - EHESS (salle A07_51) - 54 boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris

In this section, it probes into the formation and development of the concept “quyou” (ridding of bounds) in the Warring States and reviews the view of Song Xin, Yin Wen, Shen dao, ZhuangZi, XunZi, Hui Shi and Zou Yan. It argues that the scholars’ theory of “quyou” finally results in the common consensus of the “priority of the public over the private”. The concept spiritually supports the following political unification.


“Documents” and “Discourses”: re-considering aristocratic textbooks in the Eastern Zhou period

Dans le cadre du séminaire d'Olivier Venture

  • Jeudi 15 février 2018, de 14h à 16h - EPHE (salle 9) - 54 boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris

In books on bamboo in the Warring States collected by Tsinghua University and Shanghai Museum, we discovered several pieces of literatures similar to the classic Shangshu and Guoyu. These textbooks were the popular aristocratic political and moral teaching materials in the Eastern Zhou period. In this section, we will systematically introduce the new “documents” and “discourses” and comment on Chinese academic research regarding these materials.