Martin Kern

Joanna and Greg Zeluck '84 P13 P18 Professor in Asian Studies; Professor of East Asian Studies

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(609) 258–5554


210 Jones Hall


Martin Kern serves as co-editor of T’oung Pao and belongs to the American Philosophical Society. At Princeton, Kern directs the university-wide collaboration “Comparative Antiquity: A Humanities Council Global Initiative.” At Renmin University of China (Beijing), he is the Xin’ao Distinguished Visiting Chair in the Humanities and directs the “International Center for the Study of Ancient Text Cultures.” Kern’s numerous publications, including ten authored or edited books, address topics across all genres of ancient Chinese literature, including poetry as cultural memory and as performance in political and religious ritual; authorship; writing and orality; methodological issues in manuscript studies; early literary thought; and style and rhetoric in philosophy and historiography.

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