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Dr. Paul Fischer

Dr. Paul Fischer
- Associate Professor


Paul Fischer received his PhD from the East Asian Languages and Civilizations department at the University of Chicago. His MA is from the Divinity School at the same institution, and he majored in religion and minored in philosophy at San Diego State University.

Areas of Interest

Chinese Cultural and Intellectual History (Literature, philosophy, religion, art), Traditional Chinese Textual Criticism (Text formation and transmission, excavated texts), East Asian Religions, (Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, Zen, Shinto)

Courses Taught

Chinese Culture
Chinese Literature
Classical Chinese
Chinese Thought (in Chinese)
Excavated Texts in Early China: Self and Cosmos
The Meaning of Life: Atheism to Zen
World Religions
East Asian Religions
Text and Context
Pedagogy and Research Methods
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