Category: Participant-Faculty


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Wang, Eugene

Institution: Harvard University CAMLab
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
Department: School of Humanities
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

Institution: Tsinghua University
Department: Philosophy Department
Email: sgkai@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn

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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 Continue reading Continue reading


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


Shahar, Meir

Institution: Tel-Aviv University
Department: Department of East Asian Studies
Email: mshahar@tauex.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


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


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