Miguel Llanos de la Guardia

Classics 116
Cohort Year: 2017

I came to The University of Chicago after receiving a BA in Philosophy from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and an MA in Chinese from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My current work focuses on Late Imperial China’s relation to a globalizing world, and, specifically, on the transformations of its economic imagination. I am also interested in the history of knowledge and translation in the Chinese and the European traditions. I have studied in Spain, Germany and China before coming to the U.S. and have been the recipient of the Fulbright, the ‘La Caixa’ Fundation and Confucius Institute-Hanban scholarships as well as the the Helen T. Lin Award for Excellence in Chinese.

Workshops: Arts and Politics of East Asia (APEA).

Subject Areas/Research Clusters/Field of Study: intellectual and cultural history of China; translation studies; economy in literary and ethical discourses.

Research interests: literary representations of economic exchange and value during the late Ming; textual reception, organization and translation of philosophical texts in China; Literary and anthropological theory.

Teaching Experience:

Spanish Religious Painting and the Spanish Golden Age” (Teaching Assistant, Middlebury College, Fall 2008)
Introduction to Logical Analysis II (Teaching Assistant, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spring 2008)

Conversational Spanish (Conversational Spanish, Middlebury College, January 2009)

Ideas and Cultures of Spain (Instructor, Middlebury College, Spring & Fall 2009)


Licenciatura in Philosophy, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2008
M.A. in Philosophy, UNED, 2011
M.A. in Chinese, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017