Cheng Xiangzhan, PhD

Cheng Xiangzhan is a professor of aesthetics, a Chang Jiang Scholar, a deputy dean of the School of Literature at Shandong University, China, a deputy director of Shandong University Research Center for Literary Theory and Aesthetics, a deputy director of Shandong University Research Center for Ecological Civilization and Ecoaesthetics. He is also a visiting scholar of Harvard-Yenching Institute at Harvard University (2006-2007), the executive editor of Newsletter on Ecoaesthetics and ecocriticism, and a member of International Advisory Board of Contemporary Aesthetics.

Prof. Xiangzh’s fields of research include the history of Chinese aesthetics, environmental aesthetics, ecological aesthetics (i.e. ecoaesthetics). His most recent books are A Study of Environmental Aesthetics in China (Zhengzhou: Henan People’s Press, 2009), Ecological Aesthetics and Ecological Assessment and Planning (Zhengzhou: Henan People’s Press, 2013) and An Introduction to Ecoaesthetics (Ji’nan: Shandong Publishing House of Arts and Literature, 2021). Eight of his work on ecological aesthetics are introduced in Allen Carlson’s entry of “Environmental Aesthetics” for The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2019 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), site: [].

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