An International and Intensive Program on Buddhism and East Asian Religions at Mount Wutai: Lecturers

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CHEN Jinhua 陳金華 (University of British Columbia 加拿大英屬哥倫比亞大學): Buddhist Epigraphy 佛教金石學

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).As recipient of research grants and fellowships from different sources including Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Program, Killam Foundation, Peter Wall Institute for the Advanced Studies, Society for the Promotion of Buddhism (Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai [BDK]), Japan Society for the Promotion of Social Sciences (JSPS), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Max Plank Institute, the Academy of Korean Studies, and most recently, the National Humanities Center (USA), he has been engaged in research projects related to East Asian state-church relationships, monastic (hagio/)biographical literature, Buddhist sacred sites, relic veneration, Buddhism and technological innovation in medieval China, and Buddhist translations. In addition to publishing five monographs, including (1). Making and Remaking History (Tokyo, 1999), (2). Monks and Monarchs, Kinship and Kingship (Kyoto, 2002), (3). Philosopher, Practitioner, Politician: The Many Lives of Fazang [643-712] (Leiden, 2007), 4. Legend and Legitimation: The Formation of Tendai Esoteric Buddhism (Brussels, 2009), and (5). Crossfire: Shingon-Tendai strife as seen in two twelfth-century polemics (Tokyo, 2010), he has also co-edited five books. He is also the author of over fifty book chapters and journal articles, with major academic journals such as Asia Major,  Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African StudiesHarvard Journal of Asiatic Studies,  History of Religions,  Journal AsiatiqueJournal of Asian HistoryJournal of Chinese ReligionsJournal of the American Oriental SocietyJournal of the International Association of Buddhist StudiesJournal of the Royal Asiatic Society, and T’oung P’ao: Revue internationale de sinologie. Several of his forthcoming books include one on medieval Chinese monastic warfare, another on Buddhism and Daoism’s politico-economical roles in early eighth century, and finally an annotated English translation (with an extended Introduction) of the complete works of the 9-10th century Korean literary luminary Choe Chiwon 崔致遠.
HAO Chunwen 郝春文 (Capital Normal University 首都師範大學): (a). 從衝突到融合—中古時期社邑與佛教的關係;(b). 敦煌寫本齋文的分類、定名及其文本結構

Professor Hao Chunwen is a senior professor of the School of History at Capital Normal University, also serving as the head of the university’s Institute of Historical Studies. He received his doctorate in History in 1999 from the Department of History at Capital Normal University. His main areas of research are Dunhuang Documents, Buddhism in China, and Chinese History, especially from the third to thirteenth century. In the past few decades, he has published several monographs on various related topics, served as chief editor for several newsletters and journals, actively participated in academic conferences and visits.
LIU Cuilan 劉翠蘭 (University of Toronto 加拿大多倫多大學): Withered Orchid and Dead Ox: Legal Negotiation in Buddhism 凋零的蘭花和死牛: 佛教中的法律問題

劉翠蘭,學者和紀錄片導演。 2014年畢業於哈佛, 現為多倫多大學維多利亞大學伊曼紐爾學院佛教研究助理教授(Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto)。主要研究領域為佛教文獻,戒律,佛教和法律關係,以及敦煌文書。近年來研究成果發表在《國際佛教研究學會會報Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies》、《中國宗教研究Journal of Chinese Religions》、《美國東方學會會報Journal of the American Oriental Society》、《印度哲學研究Journal of Indian Philosophy》等學術刊物上。
Antonello PALUMBO 白安敦 (SOAS, University of London  英國倫敦大學): The Creation of the Buddhist Hell in China: A Review of the Earliest Translations and Other Literary Source 中國佛教地獄觀發微:有關的最早佛經翻譯及其他文獻資料

Antonello Palumbo is Senior Lecturer in the Religions of China at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has studied in  Italy (where he holds a Ph.D. in East Asian Studies from the Istituto Universitario Orientale, Naples), China (Peking University), and Japan (Kyoto University). His research focuses on the religious and social history of ancient and medieval China within the broader Eurasian context, and has covered such topics as Buddhist ideals of kingship, religion and state formation, the establishment of Buddhist and Taoist scriptural corpora, religious propaganda and apologetics, and Manichaeism in medieval China and Central Asia. He is the author of An early Chinese commentary on the Ekottarika-āgama: The Fenbie gongde lun 分別功德論 and the history of the translation of the Zengyi ahan jing 增一阿含經, Taipei: Fagu Wenhua – Dharma Drum, 2013; he currently has two book manuscripts in preparation, respectively on Buddhist eschatology and kingship in Late Antiquity and on the early history of the Heavenly Master church of Taoism.

SHENG Kai 聖凱 (Tsinghua University 清華大學): Dilemma and Future: Buddhism and Education in Contemporary China 當代中國佛教教育的困境與未來
Ven. Dr. Sheng Kai is a Professor in the Philosophy Department of Tsinghua University, the Executive director of the Buddhist Association of China, and a Graduate Teacher of Buddhist Academy of Putuo Mount, Zhejiang Province. In 2008, he was the Associate professor of Philosophy Department of Nanjing University.

He studied in the Buddhist Academy of China, Nanjing University, attained MPhil (Nanjing University) in 2002, PhD (Nanjing University) in 2005, and finished Postdoctoral study in Tsinghua University in 2007.

He is the author of following books: (1.) The Buddhist Ritual of China, (2) Study on the Confessional Ritual of Chinese Buddhism, (3) The Buddhist Confessional Thought, (4) Study on the School of Mahayana-samuparigraha-sastra. He specializes in Buddhist Confession, Buddhist Pure Land Thought, Yogacara Buddism and Tathagatagarbha Buddhism.

Stefania TRAVAGNIN 史芬妮 (University of Groningen 荷蘭格羅寧根大學): Mapping Sangha Education in Late Qing-Republican China: Paradigm Shifts, Key Concepts, and Research Methods 晚清-民國中國時期的僧伽教育之映射: 典範轉換、核心概念與研究方法

Stefania Travagnin is the founding director of the Centre for the Study of Religion and Culture in Asia at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Travagnin obtained a BA and MA in Chinese Studies at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice (2000), and a PhD in the Study of Religions at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (2009). Her research explores Buddhism and Buddhists in mainland China and Taiwan from the late Qing up to the present time, religion and media in China, concepts and methods for the study of Chinese religions. Her recent edited volumes include Religion and Media in China: Insights and Case Studies from the Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong (2016), Concepts and Methods for the Study of Chinese Religions I: State of the Field and Disciplinary Approaches (2019), Concepts and Methods for the Study of Chinese Religions II: Intellectual History of Key Concepts (2019), and Concepts and Methods for the Study of Chinese Religions III: Key Concepts in Practice (2019). Her monograph Yinshun and his Exposition of Madhyamaka: New Studies of the Da Zhidu Lun in Twentieth-century China and Taiwan is forthcoming with Equinox. She is director of the three-year project ‘Mapping Religious Diversity in Modern Sichuan’, funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (2017-2020), with Elena Valussi as co-director.
SUN Yinggang 孫英剛 (University of Zhejiang 浙江大學): 佛授記寺與武周政權

Having studied at Peking University, Prof. Yinggang SUN received his doctoral degree from Princeton University. Currently Professor and Director of East Asian Religions at the University of Zhejiang, he also serves as a Deputy Director of Wutaishan International Institute for the Study of Buddhism and East Asian Culture, an Executive member of China’s Society for Early Medieval History, and the Editor-in-chief of book Series “Studies of International Buddhism and Chinese Religions.” His research spans over medieval Chinese history, Buddhist history and intellectual history. In addition to more than 70 published journal papers, he is the author of The Chenwei Prophecy Texts and Medieval Politics, A History of the Sui-Tang and Five Dynasties (both in Chinese), and so on. He also serves on the editorial boards for several academic journals.
YANG Baoyu 楊寶玉 (Research Institute of History, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences 中國社會科學院歷史所): 晚唐敦煌寺學教育瑣言