Dr Dirk Meyer
Fellow in Chinese
Associate Professor of Chinese Philosophy
I am Associate Professor in Chinese Philosophy and Fellow and Moral Tutor at Queen’s with responsibility for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Oriental Studies. My research and teaching interests lie broadly in Early Chinese History of Thought. For my undergraduate years, I read Chinese Literature and Philology (zhongwen xi) at National Taiwan University, Taipei. In 2000, I moved to Heidelberg, Germany, to continue my studies in Sinology and Philosophy. I then went to Leiden University, The Netherlands, to read for my Master’s, followed by the PhD at the Leiden Graduate School CNWS (Centre for Non-Western Studies). I came to Oxford in 2007 and since then I have been a Fellow at Queen’s. During my time at Oxford, I have been a visiting scholar at Princeton University; Renmin University, Beijing; National Taiwan University. In the academic year 2014–2015, I was the Bernhard Karlgren Fellow of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study. Together with colleagues from Ancient History, Classics, Egyptology, and Medieval Studies, I founded and convene an interdisciplinary working group at Queen’s, The Workshop for Manuscript and Text Cultures (WMTC), which meets at least once every term (Wednesday of 5th week at 17:00 in the Magrath Room). The aim of the workshop is to examine material aspects of writing and text production, as well as transmission and the interface between the oral and the written, across pre-modern literate societies. Please contact me, if you are interested in getting involved: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.