Category: Central Steering Committee


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Benn, James


Chen, Jinhua

Institution: University of British Columbia
Department: Department of Asian Studies
Email: jinhua.chen@ubc.ca

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Jinhua Chen is Professor of East Asian intellectual history (particularly religions) at the University of British Columbia, where he also served as the Canada Research Chair in East Asian Buddhism (2001-2011). He additionally held short-term teaching positions at other universities including the University of Virginia (2000-2001), the University of Tokyo (2003-04), and Stanford University (2012).Continue reading


Heirman, Ann

Institution: University of Ghent
Department: Centre for Buddhist Studies
Email: Ann.Heirman@ugent.be

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Ann Heirman is the Director of the Centre for Buddhist Studies, an international research centre that focuses on India and China. She teaches Classical and Buddhist Chinese. She has published extensively on Chinese Buddhist monasticism and the development of disciplinary rules.Continue reading


Kim, Youn-mi

Institution: Ewha Womans University
Department: Department of History of Art
Email: ymkim24@ewha.ac.kr

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Youn-mi Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History of Art. Professor Kim is a specialist in Chinese Buddhist art, but her broader interest in cross-cultural relationships between art and ritual extends to Korean and Japanese materials, as well. Continue reading


Laffin, Christina


Teiser, Stephen

Institution: Princeton University
Department: Department of Religion
Email: sfteiser@princeton.edu

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Stephen F. Teiser is D. T. Suzuki Professor in Buddhist Studies and Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Princeton University. His work traces the interaction between cultures using textual, artistic, and material remains from the Silk Road, specializing in Buddhism and Chinese religions. Continue reading


Wang, Michelle

Institution: Georgetown University
Department: Department of Art and Art History
Email: mcw57@georgetown.edu

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Michelle C. Wang is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Georgetown University. As a specialist in medieval Chinese art, her publications have addressed Buddhist maṇḍalas, Dunhuang painting, and Silk Road material culture. Continue reading


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