James Zainaldin presents on comparative Greco-Roman and Chinese classics in distinguished global lecture series
James Zainaldin, Assistant Professor of Classical and Mediterranean Studies, delivered a presentation on December 15th, 2023, entitled "Between Mourning and Consolation: The Greco-Roman and Chinese Philosophical Traditions on Grief and Loss,” in the distinguished Guangqi Classics Lecture and Seminar Series hosted by the Guangqi International Center for Scholars of Shanghai Normal University. The lecture, presented as a webinar and attended by more than 100 students and scholars around the world and in China, surveyed attitudes towards grief, loss, and consolation in the ancient philosophical traditions of Greece, Rome, and China. Professor Zainaldin has an active research program in ancient philosophical consolation and is presently co-authoring a book on the Roman philosopher Seneca’s Consolation to Marcia for Cambridge University Press. He is also engaged in comparative Greco-Roman/Chinese studies and welcomed the opportunity provided by the Guangqi Classics Series to contribute to a growing conversation around global classics.