Jinhua Jia, PhD from University of Colorado at Boulder, is Adjunct Professor at University of Macau, Research Professor at Wuhan University, and Chair Professor at Yangzhou University. She had been Member of Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), Fellow of National Humanities Center (USA), Research Associate of Harvard Divinity School, and Professor of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, City University of Hong Kong, and Xiamen University. Her research interests include Buddhist studies and traditional Chinese religion, philosophy, and literature. She is the author of many books and articles, including The Hongzhou School of Chan Buddhism in Eighth-through-Tenth Century China (SUNY 2006), Study on Classical Chan Buddhism (Oxford UP 2010, Kyūko Shoin 2018), Gender, Power, and Talent: Daoist Priestesses in Tang China (Columbia UP 2018), and From Ritual Culture to Classical Confucianism (Oriental Publication Center 2020).
Role(s): Participant-Faculty, Cluster Leader, Co-investigator