Scott Cook

Humanities (Chinese Studies)

Professor
Tan Chin Tuan Professor of Chinese Studies

Email: scott.cook@yale-nus.edu.sg
Email: ynccsb@nus.edu.sg

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Professor Scott Cook (顧史考) is a Tan Chin Tuan Professor of Chinese Studies at Yale-NUS College. He obtained his BA in Music in 1986 at the University of Southern California. At the University of Michigan, he received his MM in Music Theory in 1988, MA in Chinese Literature in 1990, and PhD in Chinese in 1995. Before joining Yale-NUS in 2014, he previously served as Cowles-Kruidenier Chair of Chinese Studies at Grinnell College, where he had taught since 1996.

Prof Cook specialises in pre-imperial manuscript studies and early Chinese intellectual history. He is author of The Bamboo Texts of Guodian: A Study and Complete Translation, vols. 1-2 (Ithaca: Cornell East Asia Series, 2012), The Pre-Imperial Confucian Texts of Guodian: Broad and Focused Perspectives 郭店楚簡先秦儒書宏微觀 (Taipei: Xuesheng shuju, 2006), A Multi-Perspective Survey of Lost Warring States Texts among the Shanghai-Museum and Other Chu Manuscripts 上博等楚簡戰國逸書縱橫覽 (Shanghai: Zhongxi shuju, 2018), A Study of Recorded Conversations of Confucius Texts among the Shanghai Museum Manuscripts上博竹書孔子語錄文獻研究 (Shanghai: Zhongxi shuju, forthcoming 2021), editor of Hiding the World in the World: Uneven Discourses on the Zhuangzi (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003), and the author of over seventy-five articles in both English and Chinese.

Pre-imperial excavated manuscripts
Early Chinese Intellectual History
Pre-imperial textual formation
Early Chinese musical thought

Books (authored)

The Bamboo Texts of Guodian: A Study and Complete Translation, vols. 1-2 (Ithaca: Cornell East Asia Series, 2012)

The Pre-Imperial Confucian Texts of Guodian: Broad and Focused Perspectives郭店楚簡先秦儒書宏微觀 (Taipei: Xuesheng shuju, 2006)

A Multi-Perspective Survey of Lost Warring States Texts among the Shanghai-Museum and Other Chu Manuscripts 上博等楚簡戰國逸書縱橫覽 (Shanghai: Zhongxi shuju, 2018)

A Study of Recorded Conversations of Confucius Texts among the Shanghai Museum Manuscripts上博竹書孔子語錄文獻研究 (Shanghai: Zhongxi shuju, forthcoming 2021)

Books (editor)

Hiding the World in the World: Uneven Discourses on the Zhuangzi (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003)

Articles

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Classical Chinese
Chinese Poetry
Chinese Prose
Chinese Tales of the Strange
The Historiography of Sima Qian
Intellectual History of Warring States China
Philosophy and Political Thought 1
Literature and Humanities 1