Tongjia Zhang

Tongjia, or Alex, is a doctoral student in Classics and Philosophy. Before coming to Yale, he read Classics, Philosophy, and History at the University of Pennsylvania, where he wrote his undergraduate thesis on Plato’s Symposium and Phaedrus. He graduated summa cum laude and was awarded the Senior Classics Prize.

Still exploring the fascinating world of classics at this stage of his graduate career, Alex is interested in ancient philosophy (especially political and legal theory) and tragedy (Sophocles in particular). In the upcoming academic year (2014–15), Alex will be pursuing coursework in contemporary philosophy of law, political theory, and classical Chinese as a Mellon fellow to bring an interdisciplinary perspective to his research. 

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