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


Friedrich, Michael

Institution: University of Hamburg
Department: Numata Center for Buddhist Studies
Email: michael.friedrich@uni-hamburg.de

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Professor Friedrich’s is a Professor in the Numata Center for Buddhist Studies. His main fields of research include Chinese Buddhism in the context of Chinese intellectual history, in particular the formative period up to the 6th century, and the historiography of Chinese Buddhism in modern and contemporary China. Continue reading


Goossaert, Vincent

Institution: École pratique des hautes études
Department: Sciences religieuses
Email: vincent.goossaert@ephe.sorbonne.fr

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Vincent Goossaert is a historian, professor at EPHE. He was guest professor at Geneva University and Chinese University of Hong Kong. He works on the social history of modern Chinese religion, and has focused on Daoism, on religious specialists as professionals and social roles, on the politics of religion, and on the production of moral norms.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


Huimin, Bhikshu

Institution: Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts
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Email: huimin2525@gmail.com

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Venerable Bhiksu Huimin is a professor at the Taipei National University of the Arts and the president of the Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts. He was born in Taiwan in 1954 and ordained in 1979. He completed a PhD thesis on the meditation objects (ālaṃbana) of the Śrāvakabhūmi at the University of Tokyo in 1992. Continue reading


Kim, Youn-mi


Laffin, Christina


Rusk, Bruce

Institution: University of British Columbia
Department: Department of Asian Studies
Email: bruce.rusk@ubc.ca

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Bruce Rusk is an Associate Professor in the Department of Asian Studies. His main areas of research and teaching are the cultural history of China, especially the Ming (1368–1644) through early Qing (1644–1911) dynasties. He has worked on the history of textual studies, literary culture, writing systems, and connoisseurship. Continue reading


Sheng, Kai


Shimoda, Masahiro

Institution: University of Tokyo
Department: Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology
Email: shimoda@l.u-tokyo.ac.jp

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Prof. Shimoda specializes in the history of the formation of the scriptures of Indian Buddhism, as well as Digital Humanities. Concerning the former, he focuses on the clarification of the background of history of thought and social history from early Buddhism to Mahāyāna Buddhism through the formation process clarified in the sutras and vinayas.Continue reading


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


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