Dirk Meyer is a Professor of Chinese Philosophy in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, as well as the Director of the Centre for Manuscript and Text Cultures.
Professor Meyer’s works on Chinese Philosophy with special focus on close philological analysis. His research explores argumentative strategies in early Chinese thought production and the interplay of material conditions and ideas. By studying the impact media change has on the systematisation of thinking, he engages with genre and argument construction in philosophical discourse, manuscript and text cultures, and transition periods in philosophy.
Research interests: early Chinese philosophy; Chinese thinking; philosophy