Emotions in China and Greece

Congratulations to Douglas Cairns and Curie Virag, who are putting the finishing touches on a novel, collaborative anthology that brings together specialists in early Chinese and ancient Greek thought to explore various understandings of emotion in the Chinese and Hellenistic traditions. The title of this volume, forthcoming from Oxford University Press, is In the Mind, In the Body, and In the World: Emotions in Early China and Ancient Greece.

This project kicked off as a collaborative workshop, which led to multiple revisions of each contributor's work, as each participant incorporated comparative points that emerged from our ongoing discussion. The result is a novel anthology in which paired comparative contributions explicitly take note of each other's findings.

The poster for the original workshop in 2019 is here. My own contribution, written in light of fruitful discussions with P. N. Singer, is here.