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Nakamura, Fuyubi

Institution: University of British Columbia
Department: Museum of Anthropology
Email: fuyubi.nakamura@ubc.ca

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Fuyubi Nakamura (M.Sc., D.Phil. Oxford, 2006) is a socio-cultural anthropologist and curator, and joined the UBC Museum of Anthropology (MOA) in April 2014. She specializes in the anthropology of art, museum studies and material and visual cultures with special interest in Japan and its diasporas, India, Tibet and contemporary art. Continue reading


Adamek, Wendi

Institution: University of Calgary
Department: Department of Classics and Religion
Email: wadamek@ucalgary.ca

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Wendi Adamek is an Associate Professor and the Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies in the Department of Classics and Religion.Continue reading


Yang, Zhaohua

Institution: Columbia University
Department: Department of Religion
Email: zy2200@columbia.edu

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Dr. Yang specializes in tantric or esoteric Buddhism in middle period China; but his research interests also include Chan/Zen, indigenous scriptures, and the interactions between Buddhism and Daoism. Continue reading


Wu, Jiang

Institution: University of Arizona
Department: Department of East Asian Studies
Email: jiangwu@email.arizona.edu

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Jiang Wu is currently a professor in Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona (Tucson). His research interests include seventeenth-century Chinese Buddhism, especially Chan/Zen Buddhism, the role of Buddhist canons in the formation of East Asian Buddhist culture, and the historical exchanges between Chinese Buddhism and Japanese Buddhism. Continue reading


Wang, Yong


Wang, Eugene

Institution: Harvard University
Department: Department of History of Art and Architecture
Email: eywang@fas.harvard.edu

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Eugene Wang (Ph.D Harvard, 1997) began teaching at the University of Chicago in 1996 before joining the faculty at Harvard University in 1997. He was appointed the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art at Harvard in 2005.Continue reading


ter Haar, Barend

Institution: University of Hamburg
Department: Numata Center for Buddhist Studies
Email: barend.ter.haar@uni-hamburg.de

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Barend ter Haar teaches Chinese studies at the University of Oxford, with a strong focus on cultural and religious history. Although first of all a social and cultural historian, the religious dimension is so central to Chinese traditional life that much of his research up to now has dealt with religious phenomena.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


Sun, Yinggang

Institution: Zhejiang University
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Email: 30702542@qq.com

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Yinggang Sun is a professor at Zhejiang University and was previously associate professor in the National Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Fudan University. His research areas are: the social history of religions in medieval China, the history of Sui and Tang periods, and international Chinese studies.Continue reading


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


Sheng, Kai


Sharf, Robert

Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Department: Center for Buddhist Studies
Email: rsharf@berkeley.edu

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Robert Sharf is D. H. Chen Distinguished Professor of Buddhist Studies in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Berkeley. He works primarily in the area of medieval Chinese Buddhism (especially Chan), but he also dabbles in Japanese Buddhism, Buddhist art, ritual studies, and methodological issues in the study of religion. Continue reading


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