Is the world one or many? Ji Zhang revisits this ancient philosophical question from the modern perspective of comparative studies. His investigation stages an intellectual exchange between Plato, founder of the Academy, and Ge Hong, who systematized Daoist belief and praxis. Zhang not only captures the tension between rational Platonism and abstruse Daoism, but also creates a bridge between the two.
Ji Zhang is formerly a Sanderson Fellow and now Research Associate of the Uniting Church Theological College which, through the United Faculty of Theology, forms part of the Melbourne College of Divinity. He is also an ordained minister of the Uniting Church in Australia.