Professor Zhu Qingzhi is a known Chinese linguist. His main research areas include Classical Chinese, history of Chinese language and the Buddhist Chinese.
Professor Zhu was a full Professor in Chinese linguistics in the Department of Chinese, and Director of the Institute of History of Chinese Language, Sichuan University during 1994 to 1998, and also a full Professor of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Deputy Director of the Research Center for Chinese Linguistics, and Dean of Yuanpei College, Peking University during 1998 to 2009. He served as Visiting Professor in the University of Pennsylvania in the United States, Jawaharlal Nehru University in India, the University of Oslo in Norway, Hankok University of Foreign Studies in South Korea and National University of Singapore.
Professor Zhu still serves as an Adjunct Professor in several domestic universities, and is a member of the editorial boards of some academic journals. He also severed as member and Vice Chair of Consultancy Committee for Tertiary Institutes’ Chinese Language and Literature Education, Ministry of Education, Mainland China during 2001 to 2012.
Professor Zhu has published more than 70 works and refereed papers. He is PI of GRF Research project “Assessing the impact of Sanskrit on the Chinese language: Creating a database of Chinese Buddhist translations and their Sanskrit parallels to facilitate research in historical Chinese linguistics through contrastive analysis”. Professor Zhu is also invited author of Brill’s Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics (Brill) and Brill's Encyclopedia of Buddhism.