Zhang Ying

Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Aug 2018 to May 2019

University Affiliation

Ying Zhang has been teaching, first as a Lecturer and then as an Associate Professor, at the Dept. of Philosophy, East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai since September 2006. She obtained her Masters degree in Christian Philosophy at Fudan University, Shanghai in 2003 and Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2007. A revised version of her dissertation “Divine Justice and Divine Providence in Tension: A Dual Rhetoric in the Book of Job” was published by ECNU Press (2009). In the academic year 2014-2015, she was a visiting research scholar at the University of Chicago. Zhang’s research interests include Philosophy and Revealed Religions, Hebrew Bible Studies, and Comparative Studies in Scriptural Interpretation and in philosophy from Jewish and Chinese perspectives. Her Chinese publications comprise “History vs. Revelation: A Disputation between Adolf von Harnack and Karl Barth on Christology” (2005), “Between Tragedy and Comedy: A Reconsideration on the Genre of the Book of Job” (2007), “How Maimonides Read the Book of Job” (2010), “A Tentative Reading of the ‘Special Introductions’ in Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed” (2016), “‘Innovation’ in Scriptural Interpretation: A Cross-Textual Reading of the Hermeneutic Practices in Maimonides and Zhu Xi” (2018). Zhang has published two articles in English: “‘Trial,’ Divine Knowledge, and Providence: A Reading on the First Part of Maimonides’ Interpretation of the Binding of Isaac” (2016), and “Biblical Exegesis as a Way of Philosophizing: The Beginning and the End of Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed” (2017).

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