Category: Participant-Faculty


Gu, Long

Institution: East China Normal University
Department: Department of Philosophy


Gu Long is a PhD student from East China Normal University.Continue reading

Zhao, Jinchao

Institution: Tongji University, Shanghai
Department: School of Humanities


Jinchao Zhao is an art historian of early medieval Chinese Buddhist art. She works an assistant professor in art history in the School of Humanities, Tongji University, Shanghai.Continue reading

Lowe, Bryan

Institution: Princeton University
Department: Department of Religion
Email: Bryan D. Lowe

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Bryan Lowe is an assistant professor in the Department of Religion at Princeton University. He specializes in Buddhism in ancient Japan (seventh through ninth centuries) and has broader research interests in ritual, manuscript studies, historiography, canons, and the religion of non-elites.Continue reading

Faure, Bernard

Institution: Columbia University
Department: Departments of Religion and East Asian Languages and Cultures


Bernard Faure is the Kao Professor of Japanese Religion in the Departments of Religion and East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University. He specializes in the Chinese and Japanese Buddhist Traditions, and is the author of several books in both English and French.Continue reading

Zu, Jessica

Institution: University of Southern California Dornsife
Department: Religion Department


Jessica is Assistant Professor of Religion at University of Southern California Dornsife. She has published in academic venues on the rise of Yogācāra in modern China and in popular online platforms on the contemporary relevance of karmic storytelling.Continue reading

Zhang, Dewei

Institution: Sun Yat-sen University
Department: Philosophy


Dr. ZHANG Dewei is an associate researcher at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou.

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Shen, Lien Fan

Institution: The University of Utah
Department: Film and Media Arts


SHEN, Lien Fan is Associate Professor in the Department of Film and Media Arts at the University of Utah.Continue reading

Arrault, Alain

Institution: Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient/French School of Asian Studies


Dr. Arrault is currently directeur d’études of Ecole francaise d’Extreme-Orient (French School of Asian Studies), and professor attached to the Research Center on Modern and contemporary China (School for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences).Continue reading

Hung, Jen Jou

Institution: Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts​
Department: Buddhist Stuides
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Jen Jou is an Associate Professor in the Department of Buddhist Studies and Director of the Library and Information Center at Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts (DILA), Taiwan.Continue reading

Kucera​, Karil J

Institution: St Olaf College​
Department: Art and Asian Studies


Professor Karil Kucera’s research centers on sacred sites, with her most recently completed work focused on the cliff sculptures at the Buddhist cave site of Baodingshan in Sichuan province, Ritual and Representation in Chinese Buddhism: Visualizing Enlightenment at Baodingshan from the 12th to the 21st Century. Continue reading

TSUI, Chung-hui

Institution: Centre of Buddhist Studies, the University of Hong Kong
Department: Faculty of Arts


Dr. Chung-hui Tsui is an art historian and calligrapher, who currently teaching at the Centre of Buddhist Studies in the University of Hong Kong. Continue reading

le Roux-Kemp, Andra

Institution: City University of Hong Kong
Department: School of Law


The scholarship of Dr. Andra le Roux-Kemp centers on the social embeddedness of law and explores the theoretical and practical dynamics of legal change in domestic and global contexts.Continue reading