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Copp, Paul

Institution: University of Chicago
Department: East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Email: pcopp@uchicago.edu

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Paul Copp is Associate Professor in Chinese Religion and Thought, East Asian Languages and Civilizations. His first book, The Body Incantatory: Spells and the Ritual Imagination in Medieval Chinese Buddhism, is a study of the nature and history of Buddhist incantatory and amuletic practices in Tang China, centered in archaeological evidence.Continue reading


Chen, Ming

Institution: Peking University
Department: Department of South Asian Studies, The School of Foreign Languages
Email: aryachen@pku.edu.cn

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CHEN Ming is currently a Professor and Head of the Department of South Asian Studies at Peking University. Since he was awarded a doctoral degree by Peking University in 1999, with a dissertation on Indian Medical Science, he has focused on the history of cultural communication between China and Central & South Asia in the Medieval Period, mainly but not exclusively in terms of medicine. Continue reading


Brook, Tim

Institution: University of British Columbia
Department: Department of History
Email: tim.brook@ubc.ca

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Timothy Brook is a Professor in the Department of History. He works on the social and cultural history of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), the Japanese occupation of China during World War Two, and historical perspectives on world history and human rights.Continue reading


Bingenheimer, Marcus


Benn, James


Andrews, Susan


Anderl, Christoph

Institution: Ghent University
Department: Centre for Buddhist Studies
Email: christoph.anderl@ugent.be

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Christoph Anderl is a Professor in the Centre for Buddhist Studies. His main research interest is the study of Medieval Chinese, as reflected in Buddhist texts (Buddhist Hybrid Chinese), including syntax, semantics, and rhetorical devices. Continue reading


Main, Jessica

Institution: University of British Columbia
Department: Department of Asian Studies and Institute of Asian Research
Email: jessica.main@ubc.ca

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Jessica Main is an Assistant Professor, holding a joint appointment in the Department of Asian Studies and the Institute of Asian Research. Since Fall of 2009, she has served as The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chair in Buddhism and Contemporary Society and Director of the RHNHFF Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society at UBC.Continue reading


King, Ross


Rusk, Bruce

Institution: University of British Columbia
Department: Department of Asian Studies
Email: bruce.rusk@ubc.ca

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Bruce Rusk is an Associate Professor in the Department of Asian Studies. His main areas of research and teaching are the cultural history of China, especially the Ming (1368–1644) through early Qing (1644–1911) dynasties. He has worked on the history of textual studies, literary culture, writing systems, and connoisseurship. Continue reading


Laffin, Christina


Chen, Jinhua

Institution: University of British Columbia
Department: Department of Asian Studies
Email: jinhua.chen@ubc.ca

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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).Continue reading


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