Robert L. Chard

Position:

Associate Professor of Classical Chinese; Tutorial Fellow in Chinese 

Faculty / College Address:

China Centre / St Anne's College

Email:

robert.chard@orinst.ox.ac.uk 

Research Interests:

  • Cultural history of Confucianism and Confucian ritual studies (禮學)
  • History of Chinese religion and magical beliefs
  • Political and military history

Courses Taught:

  • Introductory Classical Chinese
  • Historical Texts
  • Chinese religion
  • Postgraduate seminars in Classical Chinese texts

 

Recent Publications:

Creating Confucian Authority: The Field of Ritual Learning in Early China to 9 CE. Leiden: Brill, 2021.

“School and Confucius Temple in Late Eighteenth-Century Japan: Background and Significance of the Founding of the Kōjōkan in Yonezawa Domain,” Tōyō Bunka Kenkyūjo Kiyō 東洋文化研究所紀要 (Memoirs of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia) 174 (February 2019), pp. 204–168 (1–37).

“The Meirinkan School Temple in Hagi Domain: Ritual Forms and their Purpose in Confucian Education in Eighteenth Century Japan,” Tōyō Bunka Kenkyūjo Kiyō 東洋文化研究所紀要 (Memoirs of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia) 172 (December 2017), pp. 122–100 (1–23).

“Visual Power and Moral Influence: The Taku Confucius Temple and its Chinese Counterparts,” Tōyō Bunka Kenkyūjo Kiyō 東洋文化研究所紀要 (Memoirs of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia) 170 (December 2016), pp. 450–422 (1–29).

“Zhu Shunshui on the Nature of Confucian Learning in China and Japan,” Tōyō Bunka Kenkyūjo Kiyō 東洋文化研究所紀要 (Memoirs of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia) 168 (December 2015), pp. 320–277 (1–44).

 

Photograph of Robert Chard