Reflections on the Enlightenment

GAO Yi

Gao Yi is a Professor in Department of History at Peking University. His research interests include European history and the French Revolution. Education: B.A. in History, Department of History, Peking University, 1982 M.A. in History, Department of History, Peking University, 1984 PhD in History, Department of History, Peking University, 1989 Employment History: Lecturer, Department of History, Peking University, 1989 Associate Professor, Department of History, Peking University, 1991 Professor, Department of History, Peking University, 1994 1995-1999: Deputy Dean of the Depa...


ISRAEL, Jonathan

Jonathan Irvine Israel (born in 1946) is the Modern European History Professor in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton and one of the world’s leading historians of the Enlightenment. Israel received his Ph.D. from Oxford in 1972. His work is concerned with European and European colonial history from the Renaissance to the eighteenth century. His recent work focuses on the impact of radical thought (especially Spinoza, Bayle, Diderot, and the eighteenth-century French materialists) on the Enlightenment and on the emergence of modern ideas of democr...


MENG Hua

Meng Hua is Professor at Institute of Comparative Literature and Culture, Peking University, Doctor of Literature and Comparative Literature at Université de Paris- Sorbonne,Paris IV (1988), Director of International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA), Vice-Chairman of Chinese Comparative Literature Association (CCLA),and Director of Center for French Studies. She is editorial board of Frontiers of Literary Studies in China. Selected Publications: Cultural Dialogue and Misreading, Sydney: Wild Peony, 1997 The Image of Westerners in literature of China and Japan,...


SCHWARCZ, Vera

Vera Schwarcz is Freeman Professor of East Asian Studies at Wesleyan University. She received her B.A. from Vassar College, M.A. from Yale, M.A.A. from Wesleyan University, and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Born in Romania in 1947, Schwarcz has taught Chinese history at Stanford University, Wesleyan University, as well as at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Beijing University and Centre Chine in Paris. She is serving currently as Director of the Freeman Center for East Asian Studies and Chair of the East Asian Studies Program at Wesleyan. She is the author of eight books, including the pr...