Mercedes Valmisa is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of East Asian Studies. Her research interests include Early Chinese intellectual history, literature, textuality, and material culture, with a special focus on philosophical thought. Her dissertation explores the notion of "adaptation" as a philosophical idea and practice in Early China.
Before coming to Princeton, Mercedes received her B.A. in Philosophy in 2005 (University of Seville), and in East Asian Studies in 2008 (Autonomous University of Madrid). She received her M.A. from National Taiwan University in 2011, with a thesis on Freedom in Zhuangzi that won the Taiwan Philosophical Association's Award of Excellence for works in Chinese philosophy written in Chinese.