Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto
Borong Zhang is a research and administrative assistant for the Practice of Commentary. She is a Master’s degree candidate in East Asian Studies specializing in classical Chinese philosophy. Her interests are in classical Chinese philosophy, epistemology, and hermeneutics in the Confucian tradition. Her Master’s thesis centres on the epistemology of two classics from two prominent schools in early China, Mozi and Xunzi, and seeks to fill a gap in the existing discussion by going beyond the social elites and inquiring into the epistemic status of the uneducated population.