Brook Ziporyn is a scholar of ancient and medieval Chinese religion and philosophy who has distinguished himself as a premier expositor and translator of some of the most complex philosophical texts and concepts of the Chinese religious traditions. Ziporyn is the author of four published books, including Evil And/Or/As the Good: Omnicentric Holism, Intersubjectivity, and Value Paradox in Tiantai Buddhist Thought, The Penumbra Unbound: The Neo-Taoist Philosophy of Guo Xiang, and Zhuangzi: The Essential Writings with Selections from Traditional Commentaries. His latest book, to be published in 2012, is Ironies of Oneness and Difference: Coherence in Early Chinese Thought. Prolegomena to the Study of Li 理.
Ziporyn was a recipient of two Fulbright Fellowships for research in Taiwan, as well as a National Endowment for the Humanities/American Council of Learned Societies fellowship.
Ziporyn received his BA in East Asian languages and civilizations from the University of Chicago and his PhD from the University of Michigan. Following a year as visiting professor of philosophy at the National University of Singapore, Ziporyn will begin offering courses at the Divinity School in Autumn Quarter of 2013.
Ziporyn joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2012.