Magnus Ribbing Gren

Chinese History
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  • M.A. in Sinology from SOAS, University of London

Magnus Ribbing Gren (EAS) studied literary theory and Chinese for two years at Lund University (Sweden). He then spent another two years at Beijing Normal University studying Chinese literature before earning his M.A. in Sinology at SOAS (London). In his M.A. thesis he switched focus from literature to intellectual history and the study of the Confucian classics in late Qing China. He spent a rewarding year at National Taiwan University, where he read the classics and brooded over their commentarial traditions. Pursuing his Ph.D. at Princeton, he plans to investigate the interplay between evidential research (kaozheng) and modern scientific methods of textual interpretation during the 19th century.