Professor Jeffrey Riegel

MA and PhD in Chinese, Stanford University
Professor and Head of School

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone 61 2 9351 3356

Biographical details

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, 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.

Selected grants

2013

  • Risk and Resilience in the 'Hydraulic Cities' of Monsoon Asia; Evans D, Riegel J; DVC Research/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme.

2010

  • Greater Angkor - from ancestry to abandonment: the growth, daily life and transformation of the suburbs of Angkor; Fletcher R, Riegel J, Pottier C, Stark M, Miksic J, Ang C; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications & creative works

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Books

  • Knoblock, J., Riegel, J. (2013). Mozi: A Study and Translation of the Ethical and Political Writings. Berkeley, CA: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley.
  • Riegel, J. (2001). The Annals of Lü Buwei. United States: Stanford University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Riegel, J. (2012). Defining the Demonic in Ancient China. In L.E.Semler, Bob Hodge and Philippa Kelly (Eds.), What is the Human Australian Voices from the Humanities, (pp. 205-220). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
  • Riegel, J. (2012). Five Decisive Events in the Rise of the State of Qin. In Elisabeth Sovik, Laura Silver (Eds.), Chinas Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperors Legacy, (pp. 19-25). Seattle, USA: Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
  • Riegel, J. (2012). Virtue Versus Beauty: On The Concept Of Erotic Desires In Early Confucianism. In Xueqin Li (Eds.), Unearthed Documents, (pp. 187-198). Shanghai: Zhongxi Press.
  • Riegel, J. (2010). Master Kong versus Master Mo: Two Views of Cosmopolitanism and Multiculturalism in the Early Chinese Philosophical Tradition. In Duncan Ivison (Eds.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Multiculturalism, (pp. 277-293). Farnham: Ashgate.
  • Riegel, J. (2010). Qin Before the First Emperor. In Liu Yang and Edmund Capon (Eds.), The First Emperor: Chinas Entombed Warriors, (pp. 31-90). Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales.
  • Riegel, J. (2002). 'Shih ching' Poetry and Didacticism in Ancient Chinese Literature. In Victor Mair (Eds.), The Columbia History of Chinese Literature, (pp. 97-109). United States: Columbia University Press.

Journals

  • Riegel, J. (2014). Homicide, Same-Sex Rape, and the Pursuit of Justice in Early 19th Century China. Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences. [More Information]
  • Riegel, J. (2013). Curing the Incurable. Early China, 35-36, 225-246.
  • Riegel, J. (2011). Book Review - Picturing Heaven in Early China. Journal of Chinese Studies, 1(54), 340-348.
  • Riegel, J. (2011). Review of Wu Hung, The Art of the Yellow Springs. Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, 4(1), 129-134.
  • Riegel, J. (2010). Review of Ian Johnston, The Mozi. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 12(2), 124-126.
  • Riegel, J. (2010). Yuan Mei (1716-1798) and a Different 'Elegant Gathering'. Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews, 1(32), 95-112.
  • Riegel, J. (2008). A passion for the worthy. Journal of the American Oriental Society, 128(4), 709-721.
  • Riegel, J. (2008). Eros, Introversion, and the Beginnings of Shijing Commentary. Research in the Traditions of Chinese Culture, 1(1), 23-35.
  • Riegel, J. (2008). Yuan Mei (1716-1798) and a Different 'Elegant Gathering'. Arts: the Proceedings of the Sydney University Arts Association, 30, 54-73.
  • Riegel, J. (2006). The Archaeology of the First Emperor’s Tomb. Lotus Leaves, 8(2), 91-103.

Conferences

  • Riegel, J. (2001). New Evidence for the Zisi School of Early Confucianism? Guodian Chujian guoji xieshu yantaohui lunwen huibian.

Textual Creative Works

  • Riegel, J. (2008). Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China's First Emperor, (pp. 23 - 37). United States of America: Bower's Museum.

Recorded / Rendered Performance

  • Riegel, J. (2006). The First Emperor, Television, DVD, London, United Kingdom: Discovery Channel UK.

Film / Video

  • Riegel, J. (2008). Secrets of the Forbidden City. Broadcast television and DVD, London, United Kingdom: BBC.

Reference Works

  • Riegel, J. (2014). Yuan Mei. In Kerry Brown et al. (Eds.), Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography. (pp. 1226-1240). Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group.
  • Riegel, J. (2013). Confucius. In Edward N. Zalta (Eds.), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Stanford University, Center for the Study of Language and Information.
  • Riegel, J. (2002). Confucius. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Stanford University.
  • Riegel, J. (2002). The 'Lüshi chunqiu': A Philosophy for Empire. Encyclopedia of the History of Science.

2014

  • Riegel, J. (2014). Homicide, Same-Sex Rape, and the Pursuit of Justice in Early 19th Century China. Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences. [More Information]
  • Riegel, J. (2014). Yuan Mei. In Kerry Brown et al. (Eds.), Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography. (pp. 1226-1240). Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group.

2013

  • Riegel, J. (2013). Confucius. In Edward N. Zalta (Eds.), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Stanford University, Center for the Study of Language and Information.
  • Riegel, J. (2013). Curing the Incurable. Early China, 35-36, 225-246.
  • Knoblock, J., Riegel, J. (2013). Mozi: A Study and Translation of the Ethical and Political Writings. Berkeley, CA: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

2012

  • Riegel, J. (2012). Defining the Demonic in Ancient China. In L.E.Semler, Bob Hodge and Philippa Kelly (Eds.), What is the Human Australian Voices from the Humanities, (pp. 205-220). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
  • Riegel, J. (2012). Five Decisive Events in the Rise of the State of Qin. In Elisabeth Sovik, Laura Silver (Eds.), Chinas Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperors Legacy, (pp. 19-25). Seattle, USA: Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
  • Riegel, J. (2012). Virtue Versus Beauty: On The Concept Of Erotic Desires In Early Confucianism. In Xueqin Li (Eds.), Unearthed Documents, (pp. 187-198). Shanghai: Zhongxi Press.

2011

  • Riegel, J. (2011). Book Review - Picturing Heaven in Early China. Journal of Chinese Studies, 1(54), 340-348.
  • Riegel, J. (2011). Review of Wu Hung, The Art of the Yellow Springs. Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, 4(1), 129-134.

2010

  • Riegel, J. (2010). Master Kong versus Master Mo: Two Views of Cosmopolitanism and Multiculturalism in the Early Chinese Philosophical Tradition. In Duncan Ivison (Eds.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Multiculturalism, (pp. 277-293). Farnham: Ashgate.
  • Riegel, J. (2010). Qin Before the First Emperor. In Liu Yang and Edmund Capon (Eds.), The First Emperor: Chinas Entombed Warriors, (pp. 31-90). Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales.
  • Riegel, J. (2010). Review of Ian Johnston, The Mozi. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 12(2), 124-126.
  • Riegel, J. (2010). Yuan Mei (1716-1798) and a Different 'Elegant Gathering'. Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews, 1(32), 95-112.

2008

  • Riegel, J. (2008). A passion for the worthy. Journal of the American Oriental Society, 128(4), 709-721.
  • Riegel, J. (2008). Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China's First Emperor, (pp. 23 - 37). United States of America: Bower's Museum.
  • Riegel, J. (2008). Eros, Introversion, and the Beginnings of Shijing Commentary. Research in the Traditions of Chinese Culture, 1(1), 23-35.
  • Riegel, J. (2008). Secrets of the Forbidden City. Broadcast television and DVD, London, United Kingdom: BBC.
  • Riegel, J. (2008). Yuan Mei (1716-1798) and a Different 'Elegant Gathering'. Arts: the Proceedings of the Sydney University Arts Association, 30, 54-73.

2006

  • Riegel, J. (2006). The First Emperor, Television, DVD, London, United Kingdom: Discovery Channel UK.
  • Riegel, J. (2006). The Archaeology of the First Emperor’s Tomb. Lotus Leaves, 8(2), 91-103.

2002

  • Riegel, J. (2002). 'Shih ching' Poetry and Didacticism in Ancient Chinese Literature. In Victor Mair (Eds.), The Columbia History of Chinese Literature, (pp. 97-109). United States: Columbia University Press.
  • Riegel, J. (2002). Confucius. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Stanford University.
  • Riegel, J. (2002). The 'Lüshi chunqiu': A Philosophy for Empire. Encyclopedia of the History of Science.

2001

  • Riegel, J. (2001). New Evidence for the Zisi School of Early Confucianism? Guodian Chujian guoji xieshu yantaohui lunwen huibian.
  • Riegel, J. (2001). The Annals of Lü Buwei. United States: Stanford University Press.

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