Cross-Regional and Cross-Cultural Interaction – Panelists

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1 Paul ATKINS, University of Washington
Paul S. Atkins is professor of Japanese in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Washington, Seattle. His specialization is the literature, drama, and culture of medieval Japan.

Publications include the monographs Teika: The Life and Works of a Medieval Japanese Poet (University of Hawai’i Press, 2017) and Revealed Identity: The Noh Plays of Komparu Zenchiku (Center of Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 2006) as well as peer-reviewed articles in journals including Monumenta Nipponica, Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, Journal of Asian Studies, Asian Theatre Journal, Journal of the American Oriental Society, and Japanese Language and Literature.

Professor Atkins was awarded the Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize by Cornell University in 2021 and the William F. Sibley Memorial Translation Prize by the University of Chicago in 2011. He holds a Ph.D. in Japanese from Stanford University, studied at the University of Tokyo as a Fulbright dissertation fellow, and has held visiting faculty or research appointments at Kyoto Prefectural University, Nanzan University, Hōsei University, and Keiō University.

2 Anne BAYCROFT, University of Saskatchewan
Anne Baycroft recently completed her PhD in Chinese History at the University of Saskatchewan, where she studied as a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellow. Her research focuses on nineteenth and early twentieth century book and print culture. She is interested in historical networks of knowledge production and technological exchange as they relate to the development and use of modern vernacular language printing in East Asia. She holds an MA in Religion and Culture and a BA in Religious Studies.
3 FENG Guodong, Zhejiang University
馮國棟, 浙江大學
Dr. Feng Guodong is currently a professor in School of Humanities, vice director of Center for Buddhist Studies, and vice head of School of Humanities at the ZheJiang University. He received his Ph.D. from Fudan University (2004). His research interests include the Buddhism philology, Buddhism geography and Buddhism literature. His project is the study on Buddhist inscriptions in Chinese now. He is the author of Buddhist Documents and Buddhist literature 佛教文獻與佛教文學 (2010), and Research on jingde Chuandenglu 《景德傳燈錄》研究 (2014).
4 GE Chengyong, State Administration of Cultural Heritage
葛承雍, 國家文物局
5 Mijin GU, Dongguk University
具美眞, 東國大學
Mijin Gu is a research associate at the Buddhist Culture Research Institute at Dongguk University in Seoul, South Korea. She majored in Korean Classical literature, received a master’s degree in research on Buddhist narratives during the Goryeo Dynasty. And earned her Ph.D. from Dongguk University. She studied the Tang Dynasty Buddhist narrative Ming-bao-ji 冥報記, and introduced the critical edition of the text with the annotated translation for the first time in Korea. Currently, she continues her research with a focus on East Asian Buddhist narratives. She has a particular interest in Zhiguai 志怪 and Buddhist marvelous narratives from the Northern and Southern Dynasties, as well as Buddhist narratives from the Tang Dynasty. Her ultimate goal is to enrich the narrative tradition through her research and to create a comprehensive topographic map of East Asian Buddhist narratives. She also harbors a keen interest in the cultural exchange and historical influence of Buddhism in East Asia through Buddhist narratives.
6 GUO Jingna, Yungang Grottoes Research Institute
郭靜娜, 雲岡石窟研究院
郭靜娜(1980.9——)內蒙古集寧市人,文博副研究員,博士,碩士導師,現工作於雲岡研究院 任歷史與民族融合研究中心科研辦主任。2015年畢業於蘭州大學歷史文化學院考古系,獲碩士學位,師從杜斗城先生。2021年畢業於山西大學歷史文化學院考古系,獲博士學位,師從李君教授。先後發表論文16篇,其中核心刊物6篇,主持省部級課題9項。撰寫《法門妙相生雲岡》、《彪炳千秋的北魏佛國——雲岡石窟》、《雲岡石窟窟頂考古報告》、《雲岡石窟窟前考古報告》、《魯班窯石窟考古報告》。論文《雲岡石窟北魏遺跡及石質文化研究—— 以第三窟為例》獲2023年度山西省社會科學優秀成果三等獎。2023年獲山西省大同市學術帶頭人稱號。

Guo Jingna (born in September 1980), from Jining City, Inner Mongolia, is an associate researcher, doctoral researcher, master’s supervisor, and currently works at Yungang Research Institute as the director of the Research Office of the Center for History and Ethnic Integration. Graduated from the Department of Archaeology, School of History and Culture, Lanzhou University in 2015 with a master’s degree, under the guidance of Mr. Du Doucheng. Graduated from the Department of Archaeology, School of History and Culture, Shanxi University in 2021 with a doctoral degree, under the guidance of Professor Li Jun. Published 16 papers, including 6 in core journals, and led 9 provincial and ministerial level projects. Write “The Mysterious Life of the Dharma Gate in Yungang”, “The Splendid Northern Wei Buddhist Kingdom – Yungang Grottoes”, “Archaeological Report on the Top of Yungang Grottoes”, “Archaeological Report on the Front of Yungang Grottoes”, and “Archaeological Report on the Luban Kiln Grottoes”. The paper “Research on the Northern Wei Dynasty Relics and Stone Culture of Yungang Grottoes – Taking the Third Grottoes as an Example” won the third prize of Excellent Social Science Achievements in Shanxi Province in 2023. In 2023, awarded the title of academic leader in Datong City, Shanxi Province.

7 HAO Chunwen, Capital Normal University
郝春文, 首都師範大學

Hao Chunwen 郝春文 is a Yanshan 燕山 Distinguished Professor of the School of History at Capital Normal University, also serving as the head of the university’s Institute of Historical Studies. 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, which include Zhonggu shiqi sheyi yanjiu 中古時期社邑研究 [The Study of Confraternities in Medieval China], Tang houqi Wudai Song chu Dunhuang sengni de shehui shenghuo 唐後期五代宋初敦煌僧尼的社會生活 [The Social Life of Buddhist Monks and Nuns in Dunhuang during the Late Tang, Five Dynasties, and the Early Song], Shishi xiejing: Dunhuang yishu 石室寫經——敦煌遺書 [Scriptural Manuscripts in Stone Chambers: Dunhuang Documents], Dunhuang de lishi he wenhua 敦煌的歷史和文化 [The History and Culture of Dunhuang] (co-author), and Dunhuang sheyi wenshu jijiao 敦煌社邑文書輯校 [A Critical Collection of Documents concerning Confraternities from Dunhuang] (co-author). In addition, he was the chief editor of Vols. 12–14 in a multi-volume collection of Dunhuang manuscripts which are preserved in the United Kingdom and have published a host of articles. His current primary work-in-progress is an investigation of Dunhuang documents kept in the U.K., with the goal of collecting and studying the data related to social history. This is one of the major research projects sponsored by the National Social Science Fund of China. The outcome of this project will be a thirty-volume series Ying cang Dunhuang shehui lishi wenxian shilu 英藏敦煌社會歷史文獻釋錄 [Annotated Transcription of the Dunhuang Literature concerning Social History Preserved in the U.K.], of which fifteen volumes have already been published. He has served in a wide range of institutions. These posts include President of the Institute of Dunhuang and Turfan Studies of China, Chief Editor of Dunhuang xue guoji lianluo weiyuanhui tongxun 敦煌學國際聯絡委員會通訊 [Newsletter of International Liaison Committee for Dunhuang Studies], chief editor of Dunhuang Tulufan yanjiu 敦煌吐鲁番研究 [Studies on Dunhuang and Turfan], and editorial member of Zhongguo shi yanjiu 中國史研究 [Journal of Chinese Historical Studies].

8 HE Liqun, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
何利群, 中國社會科學院
 何利群,海德堡大學哲學博士,中國社會科學院考古研究所研究員,石窟寺考古研究室副主任(主持工作),鄴城考古隊負責人。中國社會科學院大學研究生導師,創新工程首席研究員,中國考古學會宗教考古專業委員會秘書長。長期負責鄴城遺址考古發掘工作,先後參與和主持鄴南城趙彭城東魏北齊佛教寺院、南水北調北朝墓群、南營十六國窯址、曹村北朝窯址、北吳莊佛教造像埋藏坑、核桃園北齊大莊嚴寺、鄴南城宮城區遺址等發掘工作。曾任美國代頓自然歷史博物館、德國海德堡大學、海德堡學術院訪問學者,日本東北學院大學、香港珠海學院客座教授。研究方向為漢唐都城考古、宗教考古及東亞藝術史,主要成果《北朝至隋唐時期佛教寺院的考古學研究》、《從北吳莊佛像埋藏坑論鄴城造像的發展階段與“鄴城模式”》、《鄴城遺址出土北魏譚副造像圖像考釋》、《東亞地區早期佛教寺院佈局及演變》、《鄴城北吳莊出土佛教造像》、“Space and Function-Buddhist State Monasteries in Early Medieval China and their Impact on East Asia”(空間與功能——中國中古國家大寺及其對東亞地區的影響)等。
9 HE Xiaorong, Nankai University
何孝荣, 南開大學


He Xiaorong is a professor of School of History, Nankai University in Tianjin,China. He is the director of the Center for the Study of the Imperial Palace and the Ming and Qing Court of Nankai University, and vice president of the Ming History Society of China. His research focuses on history of Ming and Qing Dynasties, Chinese Buddhism, and the Imperial Palace.

He has published numerous books, including Mingdai Nanjing siyuan yanjiu明代南京寺院研究 ( Research on Temples in Nanjing in the Ming Dynasty);Mingdai Beijing fojiao siyuan xiujian yanjiu 明代北京佛教寺院修建研究 (Research on the Construction of Buddhist Temples in Beijing in the Ming Dynasty), Qingshi shiwu jiang清史十五讲 (Fifteen Lectures on the History of Qing Dynasty 1644-1840), Mingchao fojiao shi lungao 明朝佛教史论稿(A Preliminary Study on the Buddhist History in Ming Dynasty), Ming Qing gongting zongjiao yu zhengzhi huodong yanjiu明清宫廷宗教与政治活动研究 (Religious and Political Activities in the Imperial Court of Ming and Qing dynasties), etc.

10 Chelsea HEMMINGS, Seoul National University
Chelsea Hemmings received her undergraduate and her master’s degree with the Department of Religions and Cultures of Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, with a focus on Judaism and Buddhism respectively. She is a currently pursuing a PhD in the Religious Studies Department of Seoul National University, with a focus on Korean Buddhism. Her areas of interest include material culture, religious exchange and interaction, gender, death and dying and spirit possession.
11 HONG Xiuping, Nanjing University
洪修平, 南京大學

Hong Xiuping,A specially appointed professor of “Changjiang Scholars” by the Ministry of Education, a specially appointed lecture professor of “Nanyong Scholars” at Nanjing University, the director of the Center for Oriental Philosophy and Religious Culture Research at Nanjing University, and a professor and doctoral supervisor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.

12 HOU Haoran, Zhejiang University
侯浩然, 浙江大學
HOU Haoran 侯浩然 holds the position of ZJU 100 Young Professor of School of History at Zhejiang University. His received his PhD from the Institute for Indology and Central Asian Studies at Leipzig University, Germany. During his doctoral studies, he worked as a research assistant at the CERES of the University of Bochum, Germany. Before joining Zhejiang University, he spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher in the Shui Mu Scholars Programme (水木學者) at the School of Humanities, Tsinghua University. His academic interests focus on Tibetan hagiographical and historical writings and on the Chinese, Tibetan and Tangut Tantric texts excavated at the site of Kharakhoto.



13 HUA Tingting, Zhejiang University
華婷婷, 浙江大學
14 Yun JI, Buddhist College of Singapore
紀贇, 新加坡佛學院
Ji Yun received his Ph.D. from Fudan University, Shanghai, in 2006. During the writing of his doctorate dissertation, his research encompassed the study of Buddhism within the philological studies of Buddhist written texts, the collecting of biographical materials of monks, and the anthropological studies of religion. Eventually, his dissertation, ‘Huijiao Gaoseng zhuan yanjiu’ 慧皎《高僧傳》研究 [A Study on the Biographies of Eminent Monks written by Huijiao] was published in early 2009. As a full-time lecturer of BCS, Ji Yun is now engaged in teaching subjects such as Buddhist Literature, the institution of Buddhist Sangha, and Chinese and Indic languages. Ji Yun also assists in overseeing the operation of the college’s Academic Office and the library.

紀贇,文學博士,新加坡佛學院(Buddhist College of Singapore)副教授,兼任教務主任、圖書館館長。除教學外,主要從事佛教文獻、佛教史等相關研究。曾出版專著《慧皎高僧傳研究》(2009,上海古籍),另有論文多篇。

15 JIANG Jing, Zhejiang University of Commerce and Industry
江静, 浙江工商大學

Dr.JIANG Jing is the Dean of the School of Oriental Languages and Philosophy, Zhejiang Gongshang University. She received her Ph.D. degree in Classical Literature from Zhejiang University in 2009 and she is Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of Sino-Japanese cultural exchanges. She has served as Vice President of the National Society of Sino-Japanese History, President of the Provincial Society for the History of Sino-Japanese Relations in Zhejiang. In addition, she has extensive visiting experience in the Waseda University, Chiba University in Japan, and she served as a  visiting research fellow at the Institute of East Asian Marine Civilization and Religious Culture at the Dongguk University in South Korea as well. In her research and teaching, Dr.Jiang focuses on the History of Sino-Japanese Buddhist exchanges, Japanese culture, etc. She has led the completion of one research project each for the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Culture, and three social science projects of Zhejiang Province. Dr.Jiang is currently leading several national and provincial research projects, such as “Buddhist Diplomacy between Ancient China and Japan”, “Buddhism and the Construction of Ancient East Asian Cultural Circle”, and “A Guide to Overseas Relics of Zhejiang Songyun(宋韻) Culture”. Dr.Jiang is the author of six books, including A Study on Wuxue Zuyuan Monk of the Song Dynasty in Japan and Selected Collection of Ink Writings of Zen Monks of the Song and Yuan Dynasties Collected in Japan, etc. She has published more than 50 papers in different journals, such as Journal of Zhejiang University (Humanities and Social Sciences Edition), Journal of Zhejiang Social Sciences, literature and Japanese Language Learning and Research.

16 John JORGENSEN, Independent Scholar
John Jorgensen is currently an independent scholar; his doctoral dissertation (Australian National University 1990) was on Chan and poetics. He taught Japanese Studies at Griffith University for twenty years. He has published on East Asian Buddhism and on Korean new religions. Chief publications include Inventing Hui-neng, the Sixth Patriarch: Hagiography and Biography in Early Ch’an (2005) and The Foresight of Dark Knowing: Chŏng Kam Nok and Insurrectionary Prognostication in Pre-modern Korea (2018); three volumes of translation in the Collected Works of Korean Buddhism series [vol. 3, Hyujeong: Selected Works; vol. 7-2, Gongan Collections II; vol. 8, Seon Dialogues] (2012), A Handbook of Korean Zen Practice: A Mirror on the Sŏn School of Buddhism (Sŏn’ga kwigam) (2015), and The Gyeongheo Collection:Prose and Poetry by the Restorer of Korean Seon (2016). Recent research has been on Chan and Zhu Xi, the developments of Buddhism in early Republican China, Yogacara in the late Ming, language and the diffusion of Chan, varieties of Sinitic used in Korea, and participation in a team translation of the Dasheng qixin lun into English (Treatise on Awakening Mahāyāna Faith, New York: Oxford University Press, 2019).

現為獨立學者,撰有關於禪與詩學方面的博士論文(澳大利亞國立大學,1990 年)。曾在格里菲斯大學講授日本研究20年。他發表過關於東亞佛教、韓國新宗教等領域的著作。主要成果包括:《製造六祖惠能:早期禪宗祖師傳與僧傳》(Inventing Hui-neng, the Sixth Patriarch: Hagiography and Biography in Early Ch’an, 2005)。《先見之黑:〈鄭鑑錄〉與朝鮮前現代的起義之讖》(The Foresight of Dark Knowing: Chŏng Kam Nok and Insurrectionary Prognostication in Pre-modern Korea, 2018)。譯著有《韓國佛教大成》(Collected Works of Korean Buddhism, 2012)譯叢中的三卷(卷三《休靜選集》[Hyujeong: Selected Works];卷七之二,《公案集II》[Gongan Collections II];卷八《禪語錄》[Seon dialogies]),《朝鮮禪修指南:襌家龜鑑》(A Handbook of Korean Zen Practice: A Mirror on the Sŏn School of Buddhism [Sŏn’ga kwigam], 2015),以及《鏡虛集:朝鮮禪宗復興者的詩文》(The Gyeongheo Collection: Prose and Poetry by the Restorer of Korean Seon,2016)。近來研究領域則涉及禪宗與朱熹,明末唯識學,民國初年佛教之發達,語言與禪宗之流布,以及朝鮮/韓國所用之各種漢語言,並參與了英譯本《大乘起信論》(Treatise on Awakening Mahāyāna Faith, New York: Oxford University Press, 2019)的編譯。

17 Laura LETTERE, Rome University
Laura Lettere graduated in Oriental Languages and Civilizations (Sanskrit and Chinese) from La Sapienza University and studied as an Erasmus student at the EPHE in Paris. She holds a Ph.D. in Civilizations and Cultures of Asia and Africa from La Sapienza University, with a joint supervision at the Center for Buddhist Studies at Ghent University and a fellowship with Fudan University in Shanghai. She was a lecturer in Chinese Literature at the University of Bologna (2018). In 2020, she received the Post-doctoral Fellowship of the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation’s Buddhist Studies Program; her research project was conducted at the University of Naples L’Orientale and resulted in the publishing of the monograph Buddhist translation practices in Medieval China: The case of the Buddhacarita in 2023. Laura Lettere has published in prestigious journals such as the Journal of Chinese Religions, Rivista di studi orientali, and Studi e materiali di storia delle religioni. In 2023 she edited the first Italian translation of the Platform Sutra from Chinese. She is currently a teacher of Mandarin Chinese in Italian secondary schools, where she promotes initiatives for a better understanding of Chinese Buddhism and meditative practices among teenagers and young adults.
18 LHAMOKYI, Tibet Research Institute of Tibet University
拉毛吉, 西藏大學藏學研究所
拉毛吉,西藏大學藏學研究所副研究員,博士,民族學(人類學)碩士生導師,西藏天文歷算協會理事,主要從事藏族天文歷算及歷史文化研究。主持項目國家社科基金西部項目「西藏的天文歷算研究」,國家社科基金一般項目「苯教天文歷算文獻整理與研究」,教育部社科基金一般項目「拉布楞寺丁克爾扎倉研究」,西藏自治區高校認文社科項目「藏族數術學在民間的實踐應用」,西藏大學培育項目提升計劃「科學哲學與科學史視野下的藏歷專題問題研究」等,出版專著《拉布楞寺堆闊爾扎倉研究》,發表與天文歷算相關的論文十餘篇。Lhamokyi (La maoji) is an associate researcher of Center for Tibetan Studies at Tibet University, a master supervisor of Ethnology (Anthropology), and a member of Tibetan Astrological Science and Calendar Association, mainly researching on Tibetan astrological science and its history and culture. She is in charge of 7 projects of Astrological science, for example, the project of the National Social Science foundation of China “Researching on traditional Tibetan astrological science”, “Collect and Collate the Bon Tibetan Astrological Science Literatures and Manuscripts”, and the project of The Social Science Foundation of the Ministry of Education “Research on Labrangdus ’khorgrwatshang”. She has published the book Pure land of dus ’khor: researching on Labrangdus ’khorgrwatshang, and has published more than 10 papers related to astrological science.
19 LI Jianxin, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
李建欣, 中國社會科學院
20 LI Jingjie, Tsinghua University
李静傑, 清華大學


Born in Pingquan, Hebei Province in 1963, Doctor of Literature, professor of Tsinghua University.

He studied the bachelor’s and master’s programs in archaeology at Jilin University and Peking University, and the doctoral program in Art history at Nagoya University. He worked at the Palace Museum and became an associate professor at Tsinghua University in 2002 and a professor in 2007. He is mainly engaged in the research of Buddhist material culture, and has made great progress in the exploration of Chinese Buddhist image-making thoughts.

21 LI Ling, Sichuan University
李翎, 四川大學

Li Ling, a native of Dalian, Liaoning province, professor at Sichuan University, graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), had been a Co-professor at National Institute for Advanced Studies, Israel, Visiting Scholar of Jawaharlal Nehru University, India two times. Numerous visits to ancient Buddhist ruins in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia. Her main research interest is visual Buddhism, and recent research interest is the image and archaeology of early Buddhism in India. She has published 18 works (including co-authored and translated), published 119 papers, and completed 2 projects funded by the National Publishing Fund.

22 LI Xiang, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
李想, 中國社會科學院

Li Xiang is an editor of Studies in World Religions and assistant researcher at the Institute of World Religion, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He obtained his PhD in 2018 from both Renmin University of China and Ghent University. He is a board member of Chinese Religious Studies Association, specializing on Buddhist Philosophy and Chinese Buddhist Studies.

23 LI Xuan, Sichuan University
勵軒, 四川大學

Xuan Li is a Professor in the School of History and Culture at Sichuan University. He received his first PhD degree in history from the Renmin University in China, and second PhD degree in Central Eurasian Studies from Indiana University Bloomington. He has worked on ethnic history in China, nation and nationalism.

24 LIU Yi, Capital Normal University
劉屹, 首都師範大學


Liu Yi, obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of History at Capital Normal University in 2000, where he subsequently took up a teaching position. Currently, he is a professor, and dean at the School of History of Capital Normal University, as well as the vice president of the China Dunhuang and Turfan Society. His areas of expertise are Dunhuang studies and the religious history of medieval China. He has published over 160 academic papers, research book reviews, and translations in various domestic and international journals and anthologies. He has authored and edited eight monographs and collections of essays: “Reverence for Heaven and the Exaltation of the Dao: The Intellectual History Background of the Formation of Medieval Confucian and Daoist Thoughts” (2005), “Classics and History: A Collection of Studies on Daoist Scriptures from Dunhuang” (2011), “Divinity and Regionality: Studies on the Daoist Belief World between the Han and Tang Dynasties” (2011), “Daoist Scriptures of Dunhuang and Medieval Daoism” (2013), “Historical and Documentary Studies of Han and Tang Daoism: Selected Works of Liu Yi” (2015), “Introduction to the Study of Chinese Daoism History” (2017), “Historical Studies on the Lingbao Scriptures of the Six Dynasties” (2018), and “Longsha Lun Dao Ji” (2020).

His research is characterized by the use of historical analysis to study the formation and ideological contexts of religious scriptures. From 1996 to 2016, his primary research focus was on Daoist history and scriptures. In terms of Daoist history, he has critically examined the historical model of the “Five Pecks of Rice Dao to Celestial Master Dao” lineage. Regarding Daoist scriptures, he has conducted specialized research on texts such as the “Taiping Jing,” “Laozi Xiang Er Zhu,” “Laozi Hua Hu Jing,” “Laozi Bian Hua Jing,” “Sheng Xuan Nei Jiao Jing,” “Tai Shang Miao Fa Ben Xiang Jing,” and the “Lingbao Scriptures” of the Six Dynasties. Since 2017, he has shifted his focus to the study of medieval Buddhism, with particular interest in the history of Buddhism in the Western Regions, overland Buddhist trade routes between China and India, the history and art of Buddhism’s initial transmission to China, and comparative studies on Indian Buddhist “Dharma decline” prophecies and East Asian Buddhist “end of the Dharma” concepts.

25 LIU Yimin, Sichuan University
劉益民, 四川大學
Liu Yimin is currently an assistant researcher at the School of History and Culture, Sichuan University. He has visited and studied in Oxford University, Tsinghua University, Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts, Henan University and other universities. He has published several papers in Religious Studies(宗教学研究), Historical Review(史林) and other journals. He mainly focuses on the social history of Buddhism and funeral rites in the Middle Ages.


26 LÜ Bo, Wuhan University
呂博, 武漢大學
27 LUO Rufei, Zhejiang University
駱如菲, 浙江大學

Rufei Luo serves as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of History, Zhejiang University, from 2022 to 2024. She completed her Ph.D. in Art Theory from the School of Art and Archaeology, Zhejiang University, in 2022. Moreover, she participated in a visiting student program in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago from 2019 to 2020. Her research interests include the art history of Han-Xizang Buddhism and the art history of the Silk Road. She is currently leading a Youth Project funded by the National Social Science Fund of China titled “Research on the Remains in Grotto Temples of Western Xizang from the 10th to 13th Centuries in the Multi-ethnic Perspective of the Silk Road” (23CZS024). She has published academic papers in journals such as Dunhuang Research, The Study of Art History, and The World Religious Cultures. Additionally, she co-edited the compilation Collections of Tibetan Fine Arts: Sculpture Art-Jiangnan Volume in 2019.

28 MIAO Lihui, Kucha Research Institute
苗利輝, 龟兹研究院
苗利輝  歷史學博士,新疆克孜爾石窟研究所文博研究館員,副所長。中央美術學院“西部之光”訪問學者。主要從事佛教考古以及文化研究,多次參加新疆地區考古遺址的考古發掘工作。主持或參加7項國家及省部級課題。編著《圖像與意義:龜茲石窟佛像畫研究》《新疆石窟藝術概論》等6部著作,參與《龜茲石窟與佛教歷史文化》等6部著作的編寫。先後在《敦煌研究》《西域研究》《新疆師範大學學報 哲社版》《敦煌學輯刊》等學術刊物發表論文60余篇。

Dr. Miao Lihui, Ph.D. in history, is a research librarian and deputy director of Xinjiang Kizil Grottoes Research Institute. He is also a visiting scholar of the “Light of the West” program of the Central Academy of Fine Arts. He is mainly engaged in Buddhist archaeology and cultural research, and has participated in several archaeological excavations at archaeological sites in Xinjiang. He has presided over or participated in seven national and provincial projects. He has edited six books, including Image and Meaning: A Study of the Grottoes of Guzi, An Introduction to Xinjiang Cave Art, and participated in the preparation of six books, including The Grottoes of Guzi and the History and Culture of Buddhism. He has published more than 60 papers in academic journals such as Dunhuang Studies, Western Region Studies, Journal of Xinjiang Normal University, Journal of Philosophy and Society, and Dunhuang Studies Series.

29 Ven. MUNKWANG, Dongguk University
文光, 東國大學
Kwon Ki-wan (權奇完), dharma name Munkwang (文光) , entered monastic life at Haein Temple (海印寺) Wondang-am (願堂庵) in 2001, received precepts for novices (沙彌戒) at Tongdo Temple (通度寺) in 2002, and bhikṣu precepts (比丘戒) at Jikji Temple (直指寺) in 2008. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Seon Studies (禪學科) from Dongguk University, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Chinese Language and Literature from Yonsei University. Also obtained a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Academy of Korean Studies. He is currently serving as an ācārya (阿闍梨) in the Jogye Order’s education department and as a HK (Humanity Korea) research professor at the Institute of Buddhist Culture, Dongguk University.
30 NIE Jing, Wuhan University
聶靖, 武漢大學

Nie Jing is a postdoctoral fellow of Archaeology at Wuhan University, where he recently received his Ph.D. in Chinese History. His doctoral dissertation, “Buddhism under the Kitan Liao: A Regional Perspective” conducts a long-term, cross-regional examination of Buddhism in Liao Dynasty from the standpoint of cultural interaction. It aims to illustrate historical scenes of interaction between the Han and Kitan ethnic groups, as well as the cultural collision and integration between agrarian and pastoral society as Buddhism dispersed. His recent research focuses on the history of Liao and Jin Dynasties and social history of religion in medieval China.

31 NIU Weixing, University of Science and Technology of China
鈕衛星, 中國科學技術大學

NIU Weixing, currently is a professor and executive director in the Department of the History of Science and Scientific Archaeology of University of Science and Technology of China, mainly engaged in research on the history of astronomy, especially on the exchange and comparison of Chinese and Western astronomy. He is the Chief Expert of the Major Projects of the National Social Science Foundation titled ‘On the Diffusion of Astronomy along the Silk Road during the Han and Tang Dynasties’. He is also the author of Gazing toward the Indian Heavens: On the Origin and Diffusion of Astronomy in the Chinese Translated Sutras (《西望梵天――漢譯佛經中的天文學源流》), Extraterritorial Astronomy of the Tang Dynasty(《唐代域外天文學》), and Compilation and Research on Astronomical and Calendrical Materials in the Buddhist Sutras and Taoist Scriptures(《佛道二藏天文曆法資料整理與研究》), etc.

32 PAN Xiaoxi, Zhejiang University
潘小溪, 浙江大學
Xiaoxi Pan, PhD of religions study, graduated from Renmin University of China (2020), and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Zhejiang University (2022-2024). She went to Oxford University as a recognised student for one year (2017-2018), to DILA as visiting scholar for half a year (2019.5-2019.10), and to Waseda University as overseas research fellow for one year (2023.4-2024.4). Her main focus is on the early Chinese Buddhism translations, the Buddhism history of Wei and Jin Dynasties, Northern and Southern Dynasties, and Gandhāri Buddhism.  She has published several articles on the Studies in World Religions and the Buddhist Studies.
33 QIU Gaoxing, Jiliang University
邱高興, 計量大學
34 Bruce RUSK, UBC
阮思德, 加拿大英屬哥倫比亞大學
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. His first monograph, Critics and Commentators: The Book of Poems as Classic and Literature, was published by the Harvard University Asia Center in 2012. It studies the interactions between literary criticism and classical studies in imperial China, showing how the two fields borrowed from each other while remaining distinct in status and approach.

His current research, part of a larger interest in how ideas of authenticity and deception were negotiated in late imperial China, concerns practices of authentication surrounding material culture. He is preparing a study of one especially problematic category of artifact, so-called “Xuande incense burners,” bronze vessels supposedly cast in palace workshops in early fifteenth century but in fact invented over a hundred years later and “provenanced” by texts forged in the eighteenth century. He is also investigating Ming and Qing techniques for assaying (and faking) silver ingots, the most important form of money during that period.

35 SHI Qing, Zhejiang University
石青, 浙江大學

Shi Qing is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of History at Zhejiang University. She received her Ph.D. from Wuhan University with a dissertation titled “A Research on the Inheritance and Integration of Buddhist Knowledge in the Eastern Jin and Southern Dynasties: Centering on Chu Sanzang Ji Ji 出三藏记集.” Her dissertation primarily explores the organization and integration of Buddhist knowledge into the traditional Chinese knowledge system. It examines how scholars, influenced by traditional academic methods, absorbed Buddhist knowledge and how the interaction between foreign and local cultures influenced the evolution of Buddhism in China.

36 SUN Yinggang, Zhejiang University
孫英剛, 浙江大學
Studied at Beijing University (1996-2003) and Princeton University (2003-2009, Ph.D. from Department of East Asian Studies); Associate Professor of Medieval Chinese History at Fudan University (Shanghai, 2009-2016); Currently Professor of Medieval Chinese History (2016-), Dean of School of History (2021-) at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou; Visiting scholar to Tokyo University (2010) and Yale University (2015-2016).

Research Interests include medieval history (Northern and Southern Dynasties, Tang Dynasty) and History of Buddhism (especially Buddhism and Medieval Monarchship as well as Buddhism and the Silk Road). Currently work on how Gandharan Buddhism influenced Medieval Chinese History.

孫英剛,先後就讀於北京大學(本科、碩士)和普林斯頓大學(Princeton University,碩士、博士),獲普林斯頓大學哲學博士學位(Ph.D.)。先後任教於復旦大學、浙江大學。現為浙江大學長聘教授、歷史學院常務副院長(主持全面工作)、浙江大學佛教文明研究中心主任。中國魏晉南北朝史學會副會長、中國唐史學會理事、敦煌吐魯番學會理事。客座職務包括耶魯大學東亞研究客座副教授和研究員(Visiting Associate Professor and Research Fellow in East Asian Studies,2015年9月—2016年3月)、東京大學東洋文化研究所訪問研究員(2012年10月—12月)等、日本中央大學客座教授(2017年12月)日本國際佛教學大學院大學2014年度客員研究員等。

37 SUN Yiping, Nanjing University
孫亦平, 南京大學
38 Laurent VAN CUTSEM, Ghent University
方洛杭, 根特大學
Laurent Van Cutsem is Postdoctoral Fellow at Ghent University (Centre for Buddhist Studies) and editor for the Database of Medieval Chinese Texts. He received his Ph.D. from Ghent University with a dissertation on the textual history of the Zutang ji 祖堂集 and its relationship to other Chan texts. His main research interests include premodern Chan/Zen literature and Chan manuscripts from Dunhuang. He is working on a monograph on Chan hagiographical literature in Tang-Song (ca. 750–1050) transition China that investigates the processes that guided the compilation of early Chan anthologies and the formation of a distinct Chan mode of hagiography. In the framework of his research, he has integrated approaches from Digital Humanities, producing TEI editions of Chan manuscripts from Dunhuang (e.g., S.1635) and explored how Historical Social Network Analysis can help us better understand the production of Chan genealogies. His most recent research project focuses on the quotations of the Baolin zhuan 寶林傳 retrieved from the 14th-century Keitoku dentō shōroku 景德傳燈鈔錄.


39 Brian VICTORIA, Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies
Brian Victoria is a native of Omaha, Nebraska and a 1961 graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska. He holds a M.A. in Buddhist Studies from Sōtō Zen sect-affiliated Komazawa University in Tokyo, and a Ph.D. from the Department of Religious Studies at Temple University.

In reverse chronological order, Brian’s major writings include Zen Terror in Prewar Japan: Portrait of an Assassin (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020), a 2nd, enlarged edition of Zen At War (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006); Zen War Stories (RoutledgeCurzon, 2003); an autobiographical work in Japanese entitled Gaijin de ari, Zen bozu de ari (As a Foreigner, As a Zen Priest), published by San-ichi Shobo in 1971; Zen Master Dōgen, coauthored with Prof. Yokoi Yūhō of Aichi-gakuin University (Weatherhill, 1976); and a translation of The Zen Life by Sato Koji (Weatherhill, 1972). In addition, Brian has published numerous journal articles, focusing on the historical relationship of not only Buddhism but religion in general to violence and warfare.

Many of Brian’s articles are available at the website of The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus here:

Additional articles may be found on The Zen Site here:

Among others, Brian has taught Japanese Studies at Bucknell University in the US; University of Auckland in New Zealand and the University of Adelaide in South Australia. From 2005 to 2013 Brian was a professor of Japanese Studies and director of the AEA “Japan and Its Buddhist Traditions Program” at Antioch University in Yellow Springs, OH. From 2013-2015 he was a Visiting Research Fellow at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies in Kyoto, Japan. Brian currently lives in Kyoto, Japan where he continues his research as a non-resident Senior Research Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies. He is a citizen of Australia, New Zealand and the United States. He is also a fully ordained Buddhist priest in the Sōtō Zen sect.

40 WANG Dawei, Sichuan University
王大偉, 四川大學

WANG Dawei 王大偉, male, was born in 1984, achieving doctor degree of Philosophy (in 2012, Sichuan University) and doctor degree of Medicine (in 2021, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine) and now serve as a professor in the Institute of Taoism and Religious Culture in the Sichuan University, whose main research areas are the cultural history of Chinese Buddhism system and the connection between Buddhism and traditional medicine.

41 WANG Jun, Yunnan Provincial Museum
王珺, 雲南省博物館

Jun Wang ,Professor ,works at Yunnan Provincial Museum.She made a study of research and curation of Yunnan ethnic minorities culture relics .Studies:《Art and Culture:The Research on the Silverware of Yunnan ethnic minorities》《The Non-paper Ancient Books and Records of Yunnan ethnic minorities》(Coauthor).

42 WANG Nan, Peking University
王楠, 北京大學
Wang Nan, a postdoctoral fellowship at Peking University’s Boya Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. He studied under Professor Saito Akira, a renowned professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo, during his doctoral studies. His primary research interests include Madhyamaka philosophy and Buddhist epistemology. He participated in the Bauddhakośa project of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT), and co-authored “The One Hundred Elements(dharma) of Yogācāra in Sthiramati’s Pañcaskandhakavibhāṣā”. He is a member of the Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies, the Institute of Eastern Culture, and the Association of Buddhist Philosophy. He has published numerous articles in journals such as Buddhist Studies and Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies.


43 WANG Qiyuan, Fudan University
王啟元, 復旦大學


44 Luchun WU, British Library/Zhejiang Provincial Museum
吳廬春, 大英圖書館/浙江省博物館
WU Luchun is Archive Curator at Zhejiang Provincial Museum in Hangzhou and J. S. Lee Memorial Fellow at the International Dunhuang Programme (IDP), British Library (2023–2024). Her research focuses on the sūtras and dhāraṇīs carved on the Zhakou White Pagoda 閘口白塔 and the Leifeng Pagoda 雷峰塔 in Hangzhou, and seeks to deepen our understanding of the Buddhist culture in the Wuyue Kingdom 吳越國 (907–978) and its exchange with other regions and countries. At the British Library, she examines copies of the two principal translations of the Dafangguang fo huayan jing 大方廣佛華嚴經 held in the Stein collection and is preparing a descriptive catalog of these manuscripts. She is particularly interested in the textual features and the transmission of the eighty-fascicle (Tang version) Dafangguang fo huayan jing in Dunhuang and the Wuyue Kingdom.


45 ZHANG Fenglei, Renmin University of China
張風雷, 中國人民大學


46 ZHANG Meiqiao, Zhejiang University
張美僑, 浙江大學
張美僑,浙江大學歷史學院博士後。蘭州大學歷史文化學院本科,北京師範大學歷史學院碩士,日本國際佛教學大學院大學博士畢業。主要從事中古佛教史、中日韓文化交流史與東亞佛教文獻研究,近期研究課題為東亞視域下的漢文佛教大藏經研究。ZHANG Meiqiao received her PhD in 2022 from the International College for Postgraduate Buddhist Studies in Tokyo, Japan, with a dissertation on the transmission and transformation of the Mahāprajñāpāramitāsūtra 大般若波羅蜜多經. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. Her research concentrates chiefly on manuscript and ancient woodblock editions of the Chinese Buddhist literature. Her research interests include the history of Buddhism in Medieval China, Chinese Buddhist canons, and the cultural history of communication between China and her neighbors.
47 Yu ZHANG , Shanghai International Studies University
張煜, 上海外國語大學
Professor Yu ZHANG is a professor in Institure of Literary Studies at Shanghai International Studies University. He was a visiting scholar at Harvard University in 2010 and 2015. His publications include a monograph titled Xinxing and Shichan: Essays on Scholars and Buddhism in the Northern Song Dynasty (2012 East China Normal University Press),a Chinese translation of Stephen Teiser’s The Scripture on the Ten Kings:and the Making of Purgatory in Medieval Chinese Buddhism ( 2016 Shanghai Guji Press) and more than 50 articles.


48 ZHAO Qingshan, Lanzhou University
趙青山, 蘭州大學
Zhao Qingshan, Phd of History, professor of Institute of Dunhuang Studies of Lanzhou University, mainly studying Dunhuang studies and Buddhism history. The recent research topics are the following two: Buddhist apocryphal sutras and Buddhist funeral activities. He has published a monograph entitled the History of Copying Sutras in Dunhuang from the 6-10th Century, and published more than 40 papers, such as “The Establishment of the Institutional and Format for Copying Buddhist Scriptures and its Significance” and “The Buddhist Influence on Chinese Culture as seen in the Conception of ‘Seven -Generations Parents'”.


49 ZHAO Wen, Nankai University
趙文, 南開大學
趙文,南開大學哲學院宗教學教研室副教授,2018年博士畢業於德國慕尼黑大學佛教研究項目(Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies)。曾在牛津大學東方學系(2015)、紐倫堡大學人文研究院(2019)訪學。近年來的研究重點包括:《般若經》文獻與思想、絲綢之路禪修、中國宗教文化,等等,並在Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies,《世界宗教研究》等期刊發表相關研究文章多篇。擔任2019年度何鴻毅家族基金會佛教研究校勘與學術翻譯項目:「庫車出土梵語佛教瑜伽手冊英譯」(An English Translation of a Sanskrit Buddhist ‘Yoga Manual’ from Kučā)項目負責人,現主持國家社科基金項目一項。Wen Zhao is now the associate professor in the College of Philosophy at Nankai University. He received his PhD in the Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies at LMU Munich in 2018, studied at Oxford University as a visiting student (2015) and worked at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg as a visiting fellow (2019). His recent research fields include: the Prajñāpāramitā literature and relevant thoughts, the meditation along the Silk Road, the Chinese religious thoughts and cultures, etc. Some articles related to these topics are published in Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, Shijie Zongjiao Yanjiu (世界宗教研究) etc. He was also the sponsor of the program “An English Translation of a Sanskrit Buddhist ‘Yoga Manual’ from Kučā” supported by the Robert Ho Family Foundation Translation Grants (2019), and now he is responsible for one research program granted by the Chinese National Social Science Fund.
50 ZHOU Liqun, Beijing Foreign Studies University
周利群, 北京外國語大學
Dr. ZHOU Liqun an associate professor in Sanskrit and Pali at Beijing Foreign Studies University. She has published one monography and a dozen of articles on the history of astronomy and Buddhist literature. She visited the Needham Research Institute in Cambridge (in 2017-18) as the Li Foundation of New York fellow for one year. She organized online and offline conferences and lectures every year. For the future years, she serves Commission of History of Ancient and Medieval Astronomy (CHAMA) and Indian Literature Councils as councilor.


51 ZONG Yanhong, International College for Postgraduate Buddhist Studies
宗艷紅, 國際佛教學大學院大學