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Tianyi Zhang

Biography:

  • PhD, Trinity College, Cambridge, 2015-present, ("Trinity External Research Studentship" by Trinity College, Honorary "Cambridge International Scholarship" by Cambridge Trust)
  • MPhil (Religious Studies), Department of Philosophy, and of Religious Studies, Peking University, 2012-2015, (Thesis: Avicenna on Universals)
  • BA (Arabic), School of Arabic Studies, Beijing International Studies University (also known as Beijing Second Foreign Language University), 2006-2010

Subject area and speciality

Religious Studies specialists:

Suhrawardī's Illuminationist Philosophy

Islamic studies specialists:

Suhrawardī's Illuminationist Philosophy

Research Interests

  • Suhrawardī
  • Avicenna
  • Islamic philosophy

Teaching

  • Paper C9: Islamic Philosophy and Theology (2015-16)
  • Paper B15: Introduction to Islam (2016-17)

Other Professional Activities

Conference Presentations

  • "Suhrawardī and the Nature of Illuminationism", One-day-conference on Immateriality (organised by "Immateriality, Thinking and the Self in the Long Middle Ages" project and "New Directions" project), Trinity College, Cambridge, 18 Feb 2016 (video available on YouTube)

Collaborators