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|1. T.H. Barrett, SOAS, University of London 英國倫敦大學亞非學院||T.H. Barrett is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Religions and Philosophies at SOAS University of London. His research interests focus on the history of Chinese religion, notably Taoism and Buddhism and pre-modern Chinese history, especially the Tang period.|
|2. Sainbileg Byambadorj, National Library of Mongolia 蒙古國家圖書館||Ms.Sainbileg Byambadorj is a Mongolian researcher of Buddhist Studies. She works for National Library of Mongolia, and worked as a researcher for the Institute of Philosophy of Mongolian Academy of Science.
Ms.Sainbileg completed her Ph.D at Academy of Korean Studies in Republic of Korea in 2016 and her undergraduate studies at National University of Mongolia. Her research interests lies in the area of Buddhism, ranging from philology to philosophy. She does researches on Mongolian Studies, Tibetan and Mongolian Buddhist scriptures, particularly Buddhist manuscripts and xylographs in Mongolian language. She is a young researcher who intends actively collaborate with global researchers on Buddhist Studies.
Ms. Sainbileg likes to teach students, and she teaches courses regarding religion at several private universities. She has an experience of teaching sources in Mongolian scripts for foreign students, and she did researches on Mongolian Canonic translations and theories.
Currently, besides working for the National Library of Mongolia, she is working as a researcher of paper-based documentary heritages to serve Memory of the World National Committee of Mongolia of UNESCO.
|3. Chen Jidong 陳繼東, Aoyama Gakuin University 青山學院大學
|4. Chen Jinhua 陳金華, UBC 加拿大英屬哥倫比亞大學
||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 Studies, Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, History of Religions, Journal Asiatique, Journal of Asian History, Journal of Chinese Religions, Journal of the American Oriental Society, Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, Journal 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.
|5. Chen Ruifeng 陳瑞峰, McMaster University 加拿大麥克馬斯特大學
||Chen Ruifeng is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University majoring in Buddhism and minoring in East Asian Religions. His research interests lie in Chinese Buddhist apocrypha, Chinese manuscriptology and Chinese philology. For his Ph.D. dissertation project, he is examining Chinese Buddhist manuscripts with colophons copied at Dunhuang in medieval China (4th–10th century C.E.) in order to investigate how local Buddhists used Chinese Buddhist apocrypha with respect to their textual contents, and whether they employed these apocrypha differently than translated Buddhist scriptures.|
|6. Daisy Sze Yui Cheung,
University of Hamburg 德國漢堡大學
|Daisy Sze Yui Cheung is a Ph.D. candidate specializing in tantric Buddhism at the Department of Indology and Tibetology at the University of Hamburg. She completed her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Architecture, and her second M.A. degree in Buddhist Studies at the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests lie in the history of tantric Buddhism, Tibetan and Chinese translations of Sanskrit Buddhist texts, Buddhist Sanskrit manuscripts, and cross-cultural exchanges between South Asia and East Asia. She is now writing her Ph.D. dissertation on the Sanskrit and Tibetan texts of a 9th century Guhyasamāja-related Indian Buddhist ritual work.|
|7. Mark Dennis, Texas Christian University 美國德克薩斯基督教大學
||Mark Dennis is Associate Professor of East Asian Religions at Texas Christian University where he teaches courses in Buddhism, Daoism and Confucianism, religion and violence, and world religious traditions. His research focuses on the Buddhist commentaries attributed to Japan’s Prince Shotoku (574-622 CE), the literary art of Shūsaku Endō, and modern struggles for freedom in Asia and the Middle East.|
|8. Feng Jing 馮婧, Cambridge 英國劍橋大學
||After receiving the bachelor degree of history and master degree of Chinese historical documents from the Faculty of History, Renmin University of China, I continue my study as a PhD student in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Dr Imre Galambos. My master dissertation mainly focuses on the selective reading in medieval China. My current research interests are medieval manuscript culture and the history of reading and books. Now I am writing about the making and use of encyclopedias in Tang China, exploring the compilation, editing and reading of encyclopedias as well as how they influenced medieval knowledge management and reception.|
|9. Imre Galambos 高奕睿, Cambridge英國劍橋大學
||After having studied for several years in China (Tianjin) and Hungary, Imre Galambos received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley with a dissertation on the orthography of Chinese writing during the Warring States period. Following his graduation he started working for the International Dunhuang Project at the British Library and became involved in the study of Dunhuang manuscripts and the manuscript culture of medieval China in general. After 10 years at the British Library, he moved to Cambridge in 2012.|
|10. Agnieszka Helman-Wazny, University of Hamburg 德國漢堡大學
||Dr Agnieszka Helman-Ważny (Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures at the University of Hamburg, Germany and Department of Books and Media History at the University of Warsaw, Poland) is a paper historian and manuscriptologist. She holds an M.A. in Paper and Book Conservation from the Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art at the Fine Arts Academy in Warsaw, Poland, and a Ph.D. in Conservation Science from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland. In June 2017 she was awarded a degree of habilitated doctor in Humanities/Bibliology and Information Science from the Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book Studies, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland. Her specialty is the early history of paper and development of new methods for examining, identifying, and conserving ancient books and other paper objects from Asia.|
|11. George Keyworth 紀强, University of Saskatchewan 加拿大薩斯喀徹溫大學
||George Keyworth is an Assistant Professor of East Asian religions. His research interests include Chinese Buddhism, Japanese Buddhism, Daoism, Shintō, and East Asian religious literature. He is specifically interested in Zen Buddhism in Medieval China and Japan, Buddhist and Daoist Spells in China and Japan, and Esoteric Buddhism in China, Japan, and Tibet.|
|12. Kim Jiyun 金知姸, Geumgang University 韓國金剛大學
||Jiyun Kim is a Research Professor in the Center for Buddhist Studies at Geumgang University, and a Lecturer of the Department of Buddhist Studies at Dongguk University in Korea. She is interested in the Shi-moheyan-lun 釋摩訶衍論 which is the commentary on the Awakening of Mahāyāna Faith. More specifically, her work examined the period of creation, and some ideas such as the Avidyā無明 and the theory of consciousness識說 of the Shi-moheyan-lun. Also, she focuses on the relation with the thought of Wonhyo元曉, Fazang法藏, and the Shi-moheyan-lun, as well as on the manuscripts of this book to reveal the history through China, Korea, and Japan.|
|13. Long Darui 龍達瑞, University of the West 美國西來大學||Dr. Long Darui is a professor of Chinese religions, Department of Religious Studies, University of the West, Rosemead, California, USA. He earned his Ph.D. at the Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China, 1996. Upon graduation, he obtained “The Senior Fellowship” from the Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University, and “Harvard-Yenching Institute” in 1996 – 1997. He continued his research in Chinese Buddhism with the support of University of California, Berkeley in the following years. He taught Eastern religions and Chinese religions at the University of Calgary, Canada from 2000 – 2002. He returned to University of the West in 2002 and has taught Chinese Buddhism, Chinese philosophy, Chinese religions, Chinese history and Dunhuang studies since then.
Dr. Long’s research interest focuses on Chinese Buddhist canon. As early as 1994, he began his investigation into the Hongwu Edition of the Chinese Buddhist Canon kept at Sichuan Provincial Library, Chengdu. His paper on The Hongwu Edition was published by the East Asian Library Journal, Princeton University, 2000. In 2009, he obtained a scholarship from Princeton University and spent one month doing research on the rare editions of Chinese Buddhist canon. He also spent three weeks at the Regenstein Library, University of Chicago, examining its collection of the Northern Yongle Edition of the Chinese Buddhist Canon. He has traveled widely in China, the US, and Poland, checking the rare books in Buddhist literature preserved in libraries, museums, and temples. Currently, he is working on a concordant catalogue of Yongle Northern Canon with other editions of Chinese Buddhist canon.
|14. Lu Yang 陸揚, Peking University 北京大學
||Prof. Lu Yang, attended Peking University as an undergraduate and University of Vienna as a graduate student in Indology and Buddhist Studies, and received his Ph.D in East Asian Studies from Princeton University. He was a faculty member of Princeton University, Harvard University, and the University of Kansas before joining Peking University in 2011. He specializes in medieval Chinese history, history of Chinese religions, and comparative historiography. He is the author of Literocracy and Empire: A Study of Political Culture of the Tang Dynasties (清流文化与唐帝国), also co-edited Early Medieval China: A Sourcebook (Columbia University Press, 2014) and published more than a dozen seminal articles on the history of Tang and Five Dynasties as well as medieval Chinese Buddhism. He has been a featured guest in several BBC and National Geographic documentary films on Chinese history.|
|15. Costantino Moretti, École française d’Extrême-Orient 法國遠東學院
||Costantino Moretti 牟和諦 is the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Professor in Chinese Medieval Buddhism at the École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO). He received an MA and a Ph.D in East-Asian Studies (Chinese Buddhism) from the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris, France). He is the author of Genèse d’un apocryphe bouddhique (2016, Collège de France, Institut des Hautes Études Chinoises), which focuses on a fifth century apocryphon that constitutes an important source for the study of “popular” Buddhism in Medieval China. He also collaborated on the edition of La Fabrique du Lisible. La mise en texte des manuscrits de la Chine ancienne et médiévale (dir. J.-P. Drège, Collège de France, 2014). His main fields of interest are Chinese Buddhist apocryphal scriptures, and Dunhuang manuscripts, mural paintings, and codicology. Since 2013, he has been teaching an annual introductory course on Chinese Buddhist manuscript tradition through the study of Dunhuang medieval documents at the École Pratique des Hautes Études to MA students and PhD candidates.|
|16. Asuka Sango, Carleton College 美國卡爾頓學院
||Asuka Sango (Wittenberg University, B.A.; University of Illinois, M.A.; Princeton University, Ph.D.) specializes in premodern Japanese Buddhism. She is the author of The Halo of Golden Light: Imperial Authority and Buddhist Ritual in Heian Japan (2015), which examines the competitive and yet complementary relationship between the state and the Buddhist community in ancient Japan. Her current research includes book projects on the practices of scholarly learning in medieval Japanese Buddhism, as well as on dreams, gossip and secrecy in Heian court society.|
|17. SHENG Kai 聖凱, Tsing-hua University 清華大學||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.
|18. Henrik H. Sørensen, ERC project BuddhistRoad, CERES, Ruhr-Universität Bochum 德國波鴻大學||
Henrik Hjort Sørensen is research coordinator for the ERC project BuddhistRoad at CERES at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Hhas been the co-director of the Seminar for Buddhist Studies in Copenhagen together with Ian Astely (Japan) and Per K. Sørensen (Tibet) from 1987–1999 and has become its director in 2000.
His fields of interest cover East Asian Buddhism broadly defined with special emphasis on the relationship between religious practice and material culture including religious art. The Buddhist sculptural art of Sichuan has been at the forefront of his endeavors since the mid-1980s and he conducted numerous fieldworks and investigations in East Asia. In the past two decades, the various forms of Esoteric Buddhism (mijiao, mikkyō and milgyŏ) have taken precedence over other form of East Asian Buddhism, although Chinese Chan and Korean Sŏn Buddhism continue to be fields of major interest.
Before his participation in the ERC-financed research project BuddhistRoad Sørensen had already been involved with Ruhr-Universität Bochum, to be specific when he became research Fellow of the highly respected Käte Hamburger Kolleg at the RUB in 2011. As a fellow he was directing his efforts to in-depth research into the relationship between Buddhism and Daoism in medieval China, including their mutual adaptations and borrowings.
|19. Brian Steininger, Princeton 美國普林斯頓大學Princeton University – East Asian Studies
||Brian Steininger (Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, Princeton University) studies reception of Chinese literature, institutions and practices of education, and material culture of texts in Japan ca. 1000-1400. His first book, Chinese Literary Forms in Heian Japan: Poetics and Practice (Harvard University Asia Center, 2017), argued that even as regulated verse and parallel prose were “vernacularized” through the formalization of Japanese recitation practices, court officials preserved distinctions between the literary and the quotidian by narrowly circumscribing the purview of formal composition. His current projects, “Printing on the Margins: The Textual Network of Medieval Japan,” reconstructs the media practices of scholarship in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Japan, examining the interrelation between technologies of inscription, book circulation, and knowledge production. Steininger received his Ph.D in Japanese Literature from Yale University. He will spend the fall of 2018 as a visiting member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study.|
|20. Tong Ling 童嶺, Nanking University 南京大學
|21. Leonard van der kuijp, Harvard 美國哈佛大學
||Leonard W.J. van der Kuijp is a Dutch-born Canadian and Professor of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies in the departments of South Asian Studies and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University. He completed his BA and MA degrees at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and his D.Phil. at the University of Hamburg, Germany. He was Deputy Director of the Nepal-German Manuscript Preservation Project in Kathmandu, Nepal (1980-1985) and taught at the Free University, Berlin, Germany (1985-1987) and at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA (1987-1995). He was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship (1993-1997), a Guggenheim Fellowship (2016), was President of the Board of the Tibetan Buddhist Research Center (1999-2017), and is a foreign member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (2018). His areas of research and publication include Indo-Tibetan Buddhist intellectual history, early Sino-Tibetan and Tibetan-Mongol relations, and Tibetan history. He lives in Littleton, MA, with his cellist-wife Dr. Ning Tien.|
|22. Alan G. Wagner, CRCAO, CNRS 法國國家科學研究中心 / Collège de France 法國法蘭西學院
||Alan Wagner is a Research Associate at the Centre de recherche sur les civilisations de l’Asie orientale (CRCAO) in Paris, where he specializes in medieval Chinese Buddhist literature and Buddhist philosophy. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University with a dissertation on the manuscript works of 13th-century literatus and Zen Master Yan Bing 顏丙, and continues to study the writings and practices of Song-dynasty literati as one of his particular fields of interest. His primary research currently focuses on several sūtra texts translated into Chinese during the Six Dynasties (c. 220-589) which discuss the transgression of “slandering the Buddha” 謗佛.|
|23. Wang Lina 王麗娜, Peking University北京大學/National Library of China 中國國家圖書館
|24. Wang Xiaolin 王小林, City University of Hong Kong 香港城市大學
||Ph. D. Kyoto University; Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, Department of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong. Major publications: The Philological and Comparative Studies on Ancient Japanese Documents (Ōsaka: Izumi Shoin, 2011); From Chinese Knowledge to Japanese Spirits: The Formation and Development of Japanese National Learning (Taipei: Lingking Publishing, 2013); Studies in Sino-Japanese Comparative Mythology (Tokyo: Kyūko shoin, 2014); Cultural Exchange between China & Japan: Self-selected Works (Shanghai: Shanghai renmin chubanshe, 2014); The Literature of Zen Buddhism: The Ten Oxherding Pictures (Hong Kong: Chunghwa Book Co HK, 2015); Studies in Sino-Japanese Comparative Philosophy (Tokyo: Kyūko shoin, 2016); The Formation of Kojiki and East Asian Mysticism (Tokyo: Kyūko shoin, 2018) etc., as well as numerous articles.|
|25. Wei Zheng 韋正, Peking University 北京大學||韦正, 教授, 北京大学考古文博学院