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Sharf, Robert

Institution: University of California Berkley
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


Shahar, Meir

Institution: Tel-Aviv University
Department: Department of East Asian Studies
Email: mshahar@post.tau.ac.il

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Meir Shahar is a professor in the Department of East Asian Studies at Tel Aviv University. His current research focuses on interactions between Chinese religions, the Chinese literature, and Chinese martial arts.Continue reading


Robson, James

Institution: Harvard University
Department: East Asian Languages and Civilization
Email: jrobson@fas.harvard.edu

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James Robson is Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. He is the Director of Undergraduate Studies, East Asian Studies, and has served as Director of Graduate Studies for the Regional Studies East Asia M.A. program. Continue reading


Meeks, Lori

Institution: University of Southern California
Department: College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Email: meeks@usc.edu

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Lori Meeks is associate professor of religion and East Asian languages and cultures. Her current research is centered on the social and cultural history of Buddhism in Japanese history.Continue reading


Liu, Yi

Institution: Capital Normal University
Department: School of History
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LIU Yi is professor and Dean of School of History at Capital Normal University and also the secretary of the Association of the Dunhuang and Turpan studies in China. His research interests include the Dunhuang studies and the medieval history of religion. For the past 20 years, he has been working onContinue reading


Kim, Youn-mi

Institution: Ewha Womans University
Department: Department of History of Art
Email: ymkim24@ewha.ac.kr

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Youn-mi Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History of Art. Professor Kim is a specialist in Chinese Buddhist art, but her broader interest in cross-cultural relationships between art and ritual extends to Korean and Japanese materials, as well. Continue reading


Kim, Jongmyung

Institution: The Academy of Korean Studies
Department: Graduate School of Korean Studies
Email: jmk@aks.ac.kr

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Jongmyung Kim is a Professor in the Graduate School of Korean Studies. He received his MA and PhD from UCLA with focuses in both Buddhist studies and Korean studies. He has published extensively in both English and Korean on a range of issues in Korean Buddhism.Continue reading


Keyworth, George


Jia, Jinhua

Institution: Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Department: Department of Chinese Culture
Email: jinhua.jia@polyu.edu.hk

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Jinhua Jia is a Professor in the Department of Chinese Culture. Her research interests include: Chinese Philosophy and Religion, Buddhist Studies, Women and Gender Studies, and Traditional Chinese Literature.Continue reading


Hureau, Sylvie

Institution: École pratique des hautes études
Department: Centre de Recherche sur les civilisations de l'Asie orientale
Email: Sylvie.Hureau@ephe.sorbonne.fr

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Sylvie Hureau is a Lecturer at the Centre de Recherche sur les civilisations de l’Asie orientale. Her research interests include: history of Chinese Buddhism during the Six Dynasties, translation, rites and Buddhist worship practices, relationships between clergy and state, secularism.Continue reading


Huimin, Bhikshu

Institution: Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts
Department: Department of Buddhist Studies
Email: huimin2525@gmail.com

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Venerable Bhiksu Huimin is a professor at the Taipei National University of the Arts and the president of the Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts. He was born in Taiwan in 1954 and ordained in 1979. He completed a PhD thesis on the meditation objects (ālaṃbana) of the Śrāvakabhūmi at the University of Tokyo in 1992. Continue reading


Heirman, Ann

Institution: University of Ghent
Department: Centre for Buddhist Studies
Email: Ann.Heirman@ugent.be

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Ann Heirman is the Director of the Centre for Buddhist Studies, an international research centre that focuses on India and China. She teaches Classical and Buddhist Chinese. She has published extensively on Chinese Buddhist monasticism and the development of disciplinary rules.Continue reading


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