Professor Jeffrey Riegel
MA and PhD in Chinese, Stanford University
Professor and Head of School
Office : Room 510, Brennan MacCallum Building A18 (map)
Phone : +61 2 9351-3356
Jeffrey Riegel is Professor and Head of the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sydney and Louis B. Agassiz Professor Emeritus of Chinese at the University of California, Berkeley. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (1986), a Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Senior Scholar Research Grant (1999), and an Australia Research Council “Discovery Project” Grant (2010), he is the co-author of Chinese Archaeological Abstracts (UCLA, 1985), The Annals of Lü Buwei(Stanford, 2001), and Mozi: A Study and Translation of the Ethical and Political Writings (Berkeley, forthcoming 2013) and the author of numerous articles on various aspects of Chinese thought, literature, and archaeology that have appeared in the journals Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, and Reviews, Early China, The Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, and The Journal of the American Oriental Society as well as the Chinese journals Zhongguo guoxue yanjiu and Chutu wenwu. He has participated in several highly acclaimed documentaries on the tomb of China’s “First Emperor” and on the building of the Forbidden City in Beijing (for the “History” and “Discovery” channels in the US and the BBC in the UK). His current project is a book-length study of the moral philosophy of Confucius. Professor Riegel’s work at the University of Sydney takes him frequently to China. He has been a Visiting Professor at Fudan University in Shanghai, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Suzhou campus of Renmin University, and has given lectures at these and many other universities in China and elsewhere.