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1. Berezkin, Rostislav 白若思 (FudanU 復旦)
|Rostislav Berezkin obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and candidate of sciences degree from Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia. He is a senior research fellow at the National Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies, Fudan University. His main fields of research are religious storytelling and popular religion in late imperial China, also in connection with cultural exchange in East Asia (especially btw. China, Vietnam, and Japan). His publications include two books in Russian. His English book Many Faces of Mulian: The Precious Scrolls of Late Imperial China was published by the University of Washington Press in 2017. His English articles have been published in T’oung Pao, Late Imperial China, Asia Major, Monumenta Serica, Asian Ethnology, Religions, Archiv Orientalni, CLEAR, BEFEO, Journal of Chinese Religions, Hanxue Yanjiu, Religion and Arts, Minsu quyi, and CHINOPERL (Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature). Rostislav also published a number of articles in Chinese and Russian, and a co-authored monograph in Vietnamese: NGUYỄN Tô Lan and Rostislav BEREZKIN, Phật Bà bể Nam: Truyện Quán Âm Diệu Thiện tại Việt Nam (Avalokiteśvara of the Vietnamese Sea: Miaoshan-Guanyin Legend in Vietnam; Hanoi: Vietnam University of Education Publishing House, 2021).|
2. Bingenheimer, Marcus 馬德偉 (TempleU 天普大學)
|Marcus BINGENHEIMER, is Associate Professor of Religion at Temple University. His main research interests are early Buddhist sūtra literature and the history and historiography of Buddhism in East Asia. He has published a handful of books, more than 50 articles, and is responsible for the creation of various digital resources for Buddhist Studies.|
|3. Boyer, Laura (EHESS)
||Laura Boyer is a Ph.D student in History and History of Civilizations, at EHESS (École des hautes études en sciences sociales) under the supervision of Luca Gabbiani (EHESS) and Vincent Goossaert (EPHE). Her current research focuses on local history, history of beliefs and animal studies, primarily during the late imperial period (late-Ming-Qing).|
|4. Cao Jian 曹堅 (Sun Yat-sen U 中山大學)|
|5. Chen Yinchi 陳引馳 (Fudan 復旦大學)|
|6. Chen Yunv 陳玉女 (Cheng Kung University 成功大學)|
|7. Chien Kai-ting 簡凱廷 (TaiwanU 臺灣大學)
||CHIEN Kai-ting 簡凱廷，現為臺灣大學中國文學系助理教授，專長領域為明清佛教思想史、近世佛教文獻學，著有《嘉祥吉藏及其詮經設立》，及〈被忘卻的傳統：明末清初《成唯識論》相關珍稀注釋書考論〉、〈晚明唯識學作品在江戶時代的流傳與接受初探〉、〈明末清初唯識學在杭州的傳衍：以紹覺廣承法系為主的考察〉等多篇論文。編校有《明清華嚴傳承史料兩種：〈賢首宗乘〉與〈賢首傳燈錄〉》（合編）、《近世東亞〈觀所緣緣論〉珍稀註釋選輯》（合編）、《明清〈因明入正理論〉珍稀注釋選輯》（合編）。|
8. Dai Lianbin 戴聯斌 (UVictoria 維多利亞大學)
|Lianbin Dai (Oxonian) focuses his academic interest on social and cultural history of Ming and Qing China. He teaches Chinese history and culture at University of Victoria, Canada.|
9. Deng Qingping 鄧慶平 (China University of Political Science and Law 中國政法大學/UBC)
|10. Feng Guodong 馮國棟 (ZhejiangU 浙江大學)
||Dr. Feng Guodong is currently a professor in School of Humanities, vice director of Center for Buddhist Studies, and vice head of School of Humanities at the ZheJiang University. He received his Ph.D. from Fudan University (2004). His research interests include the Buddhism philology, Buddhism geography and Buddhism literature. His project is the study on Buddhist inscriptions in Chinese now. He is the author of Buddhist Documents and Buddhist literature 佛教文獻與佛教文學 (2010), and Research on jingde Chuandenglu 《景德傳燈錄》研究 (2014).|
11. Ganany, Noga 高諾佳 (Cambridge 劍橋)
|Noga Ganany is an Assistant Professor in the Study of Late Imperial China at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, and a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College. Before assuming her current position at Cambridge, Dr Ganany taught briefly at Boston University (2018-2019). Dr Ganany received her BA and MA from Tel Aviv University in Israel, and her PhD from Columbia University in New York, USA (2018). In between, Dr Ganany studied at Xiamen University in Fujian Province and conducted research in China and Taiwan. Her research interests include Chinese cultural history, premodern Chinese literature, religious practice in China, print culture and history of the book, travel and pilgrimage, and popular culture. She is currently working on two book projects; the first explores hagiographic literature in late Ming, and the second focuses on conceptions of the netherworld in late imperial China. Dr Ganany is a member of the board of directors of the Society for Ming Studies. She is also a member of the Association for Asian Studies, the British Association for Chinese Studies, the American Academy of Religion, and the Society for the Study of Chinese Religions.|
|12. He Jianming 何建明 (RenminU of China 中國人民大學)
|13. Jiang Hong 江泓 (Macau U of Sci. & Tech. 澳門科技大學)
||江泓, 中山大學哲學博士，主要研究方向為中國佛教思想史、禪學思想史。先後任廣東省民族宗教研究院副研究員、香港自在文化交流協會秘書長及研究員、暨南大學港澳歷史文化研究中心研究員、澳門科技大學通識教育中心兼職教授。有專著《真妄之間——作為史傳家的禪師惠洪研究》及《壇經四古本》（點校）。另有論文《禪門鼎盛與師法漸衰——以雲門斷續為例》《從古塔主公案看五家宗旨時代的逐漸遠離》《以＜景德傳燈錄＞為中心看禪宗獨特的歷史真實觀》，《從「矮師叔倒屙」公案看禪宗史傳的歷史性與宗教性》《肉死象之白骨——以禪僧傳為例的僧傳研究方法之探討》《拳打虛空——20 世紀上半葉佛教對唯科學主義狂潮的回應》《對「文字禪」問題的解讀與澄清》等|
|14. Hung, Yuhan 洪昱函 (Cheng KungU 成功大學)
Yu-Han Hung is currently a graduate student at the Department of Chinese Literature, National Cheng Kung University. Her main field of research focuses on Chinese literature and Confucianism in the Six Dynasties. She is also interested in Ming-Qing intellectual and cultural history. Her article titled James Legge’s Interpretation of Zhu Xi’s Commentary of Licentious Poems will be published in July 2022.
|15. Kan Cheng-Tsung 闞正宗 (Fo-kuang U 佛光大學)|
|16. Kiss, Mónika (Eötvös Loránd University [ELTE])
||Monika Kiss is a Hungarian Japanologist and art historian, currently an Assistant Professor at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. She obtained her PhD from the same university in 2018, where she has been teaching Japanese language, religion, and art on undergraduate and graduate levels. She has been researching Japanese Buddhism and Buddhist art since her graduate studies, mainly focusing on Esoteric Buddhism. She spent a year (2014/2015) at Ōtani University 大谷大学 as a research fellow after she was awarded the Fellowship for Foreign Scholars by the Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai 仏教伝道協会 (Society for the Promotion of Buddhism) as a PhD student. She was a guest researcher at the Kokusai Bukkyōgaku Daigakuin Daigaku 国際仏教学大学院大学 (International College for Postgraduate Buddhist Studies) in Tokyo (2019). She has been doing research and fieldwork at Buddhist temples throughout Japan, primarily in and near Kyoto, e.g., Enryakuji 延曆寺, Daigoji 醍醐寺, or Ninnaji 仁和寺. She is the author of several academic papers, in Hungarian and English as well, on topics related to Japanese Esoteric Buddhism and Buddhist art.|
17. Le Jing 樂晶 (Shanxi Normal U 山西師範大學)
Le Jing, born in April 1990 in Shanxi, China, received her Ph.D. in law from East China Normal University (2021). From 2018 to 2019, she visited and studied in the Asian Center of University of British Columbia for a year. Currently serving as a lecturer, office director of the School of Sociology and Law, Shanxi Normal University, and a researcher at the Center for Regional Resources and Applied Research, East China Normal University. Her main research interests are religious folklore and economic sociology. Centering on Buddhist folklore and rural culture, she has published several academic papers and hosted 2021 Shanxi Science and Technology Strategic Research Project “Science and Technology Participation in the Creative Transformation of Intangible Cultural Heritage and Rural Revitalization in Shanxi Province ”.
|18. Lee Kuei-Min 李貴民 (Cheng KungU 成功大學)|
|19. Lepneva, Mariia (Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences 俄羅斯科學院東方研究所 )
||Mariia Lepneva obtained her candidate of sciences degree from the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in April 2022. Her research interests include the history of vinaya school (lüzong 律宗) of Chinese Buddhism in the Ming and Qing. She is a member of the European Association for Chinese Studies.
|20. Li Jialing 李佳羚 (Cheng KungU 成功大學)
|21. Li Silong 李四龍 (PekingU)|
|22. Li Tiangang 李天綱 (FudanU 復旦)
|23. Lidén, Johanna (StockholmU 斯德哥爾摩大學/HamburgU 漢堡大學)
||Johanna Lidén, Post-doctoral Fellow at Stockholm University/Hamburg University. Her doctoral research on Taizhou Confucianism (Thesis title: “The Taizhou Movement: Being Mindful in Sixteenth Century China”) has in her present post-doctoral project broadened to include the link between Neo-Confucianism and education. In 2013, Johanna spent six months as a visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia. Her interest in Confucianism goes back to studies in Chinese Philosophy at Nanjing University and her experience of ‘educational reality’ derives from many years employment as an Upper Secondary School teacher in Stockholm.|
|24. Lin Hsin Yi 林欣儀 (Fo-kuangU 佛光大學)||Hsin Yi LIN is an Assistant Professor of Buddhist Studies at Fo Guang University in Taiwan. Her main research interests include the history of medieval Chinese Buddhism, women in Chinese religion, and Buddhism and healing. Her dissertation deals with the discourses and practices of childbirth in medieval Chinese Buddhism.|
|25. Liu Cuilan 劉翠蘭 (U. of Pittsburgh 匹茲堡大學)
||Cuilan Liu is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She graduated from Harvard University with primary PhD training in Buddhist Studies and secondary training in documentary filmmaking. As a scholar, she writes extensively on Buddhism and law. Her research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals including “Buddhism in Court: Clerical Privileges and Jurisdiction of the Buddhist Clergy in Indian Buddhism” in History of Religions, “The Fall of a Chinese Buddhist Monk: Law and State Governance of Buddhism in Post-Imperial China” in the Journal of Law and Religion, “Hybrid Courts and Hybrid Laws: The Legal Governance of Buddhism in Imperial China” in the Journal of Chinese Religions, “Merit-Making or Financial Fraud? Litigating Buddhist Nuns in Early 10th Century Dunhuang” in the Journal of the International Association of Religious Studies, and “Reciting, Chanting, and Singing: The Codification of Music in Buddhist Canon Law” in the Journal of Indian Philosophy. In 2017, she also co-edited the volume titled Rules of Engagement: Medieval Traditions of Buddhist Monastic Regulation. As a filmmaker, her 83-minute documentary film Young Jigme has been screened at the 2014 Jean Rouch International Film Festival in Paris, France.|
|26. Meynard, Thierry 梅謙立 (Sun Yat-senU 中山大學)||Thierry Meynard S.J., born in France in 1963, is currently professor and PhD director at the philosophy department of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, where he teaches Western Philosophy and Latin Classics. He is the vice-director of the Archive for the Introduction of Western Knowledge, at Sun Yat-Sen University. He has authored in English language: The Jesuit Reading of Confucius (Boston: Brill, 2015), The Religious Philosophy of Liang Shuming (Boston: Brill, 2011), Confucius Sinarum Philosophus (Rome: IHSI, 2011), and co-edited with Daniel Canaris, A Brief Response on the Controversies over Shangdi, Tianshen and Linghun, by Niccolò Longobardo (Palgrave: 2021). Pan Dawei, A Brief Introduction to the Study of Human Nature by Giulio Aleni (Boston: Brill, 2020), and with Sher-shiueh Li, Jesuit Chreia in Late Ming China (Bern: Peter Lang: 2014).|
|27. Rao Xiao 饒驍 (U. of N. Carolina in Greensboro 北卡大學格林斯伯勒分校)||Xiao RAO is an Assistant Professor of Chinese at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He received his PhD from Stanford University with a specialization in premodern Chinese literature. His research interests include literary history, religion, and literati culture in medieval China, cultural studies of laughter, and premodern Chinese storytelling. He is currently working on a book project titled Tales of Wit and Enlightenment: Buddhism and Literati Humor in Song Dynasty China in which he unveils a rich vein of connections between Chan Buddhist literature and various forms of entertainment preserved in Song period anecdotes, including remarks on poetry, vernacular storytelling, and theatrical performance.|
28. Shao Jaide 邵佳德 (NanjingU 南京大學)
|29. Sheng Kai 聖凱 (TsinghuaU 清華大學)
||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 in the Buddhist Academy of China, Nanjing University, attained MPhil (Nanjing University) in 2002, PhD (Nanjing University) in 2005, and finished Postdoctoral study in Tsinghua University in 2007.
He is the author of following books: (1.)The Buddhist Ritual of China, (2) Study on the Confessional Ritual of Chinese Buddhism, (3) The Buddhist Confessional Thought, (4) Study on the School of Mahayana-samuparigraha-sastra. He specializes in Buddhist Confession, Buddhist Pure Land Thought, Yogacara Buddism and Tathagatagarbha Buddhism.
|30. Sokolova, Anna (GhentU 根特大學)|
|31. Solonin, Kirill 索羅寧 (RenminU of China 中國人民大學)
||Kirill Solonin earned his doctorate from St. Petersburg University. Since the early 1990s, he was working on the issues of the Tangut language, and Tangut and Sino-Tibetan Buddhism. He worked in several institutions in Russia, Germany, USA and China. He is currently a professor in the School of Chinese Classics at Renmin University of China.|
32. Sun Qi 孫齊 (ShandongU 山東大學)
|33. Sun Yinggang 孫英剛 (Zhejiang U 浙江大學)
||Having studied at Peking University, Prof. Yinggang Sun received his doctoral degree from Princeton University. He is currently Professor and Director of East Asian Religions at the University of Zhejiang, he also serves as a Deputy Director of Wutaishan International Institute for the Study of Buddhism and East Asian Culture, an Executive member of China’s Society for Early Medieval History, and the Editor-in-chief of book Series “Studies of International Buddhism and Chinese Religions.” His research spans over medieval Chinese history, Buddhist history and intellectual history. In addition to more than 70 published journal papers, he is the author of The Chenwei Prophecy Texts and Medieval Politics, A History of the Sui-Tang and Five Dynasties (both in Chinese), and so on. He also serves on the editorial boards for several academic journals.孫英剛，先後就讀北京大學和普林斯頓大學，獲普林斯頓大學哲學博士學位。現任浙江大學東亞宗教文化研究中心主任、五台山國際研究院副院長、中國魏晉南北朝史學會理事、 “國際佛教與中國宗教研究叢書”主編。主要從事中古史、佛教史及史學理論研究，代表作包括《神文時代：讖緯、術數與中古政治研究》、《隋唐五代史》等，並發表相關論文70多篇。擔任多種國際學術刊物編委。|
|34. ter Haar, Barend 田海 (HamburgU 漢堡大學)
||Barend ter Haar teaches Chinese studies at the University of Hamburg, 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. In addition, he has worked extensively on issues of ethnic identity, violence and fear, and social organization. An important concern of his is to demonstrate that traditional culture and cultural patterns are still relevant today, as becomes visible for instance in the case of the Falun Gong or the ongoing role of exorcist violence in political contexts throughout the twentieth century. For those who read Dutch, he has published a history of China, entitled The Heavenly Mandate: The history of the Chinese Empire until 1911 or Het Hemels Mandaat: De Geschiedenis van het Chinese Keizerrijk (AUP: Amsterdam, 2009) with a somewhat revisionist view on the Chinese past. His book on the lay Buddhist group called the Non-Action Teachings (late 16th century to the present) has come out with Hawai’i University Press, as Practicing Scripture: A Lay Buddhist Movement in Late Imperial China.|
|35. Wang Qiyuan 王啓元 (FudanU 復旦)||王啓元，浙江鄞縣人，復旦大學古籍所博士、宗教學博士後，現為復旦大學中華古籍保護研究院副研究員，曾任虹口區檔案館副館長（掛職），從事明清宗教史、宗教文獻學研究。專著《保釐雲間：上海歷史上的神祇、信仰和空間》（合著），共同編著有《佛法與方法:明清佛教及其周邊》、《二十世紀中國佛教的的兩次復興》等。|
|36. Wang, Eugene 汪悅進 (Harvard 哈佛)
||Eugene Y. Wang is the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art. A Guggenheim Fellow (2005), he is the art history editor of the Encyclopedia of Buddhism (2004). His extensive publications range from early Chinese to contemporary art. His book, Shaping the Lotus Sutra: Buddhist Visual Culture in Medieval China (2005), which received an academic award from Japan, explores Buddhist ways of worldmaking.
He has served on advisory boards and review committees for the Center for Advanced Study in Visual Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Getty Foundation, Mellon Foundation, etc.
His current research focuses on cognitive study of art. He is working on a book on Sonic Painting, probing the unheard soundscape and voice effect in pictures..
He is also the founding director of the Harvard FAS CAMLab (Chinese Art Media Lab). The lab explores multimedia storytelling and designs immersive artistic experience, turning humanistic research into creative sensorial media practice.
|37. Wei Bing 魏斌 (WuhanU 武漢大學)
|38. Xu Wei 許蔚 (FudanU 復旦)||許蔚，文學博士，現任復旦大學中國古代文學研究中心、復旦大學中文系副教授，主要從事道教文學、道教文獻學、宋明道教史、道教與民間宗教寫本、陽明學與道教關係等方面的研究，著有《斷裂與建構：淨明道的歷史與文獻》（2014）、《淨明忠孝全書》（校註2018）、《道教文學、文獻與儀式：許蔚自選集》（2021）、《豫章羅念庵、鄧定宇二先生學行輯述》（2022）等書。|
39. Yang Xiaojun 楊效俊 (Shaanxi Museum of History 陝西歷史博物館)
|40. Yin Shoufu 殷守甫 (UBC)
||Shoufu Yin is an assistant professor in history at the University of British Columbia. His research and teaching center on Chinese and Inner Asian political thought in global historical contexts. Specializing in areas where history meets philology and philosophy, he works on a wide array of previously unknown, untapped, and understudied sources in different languages—literary Sinitic (classical Chinese), Korean, Manchu, Mongolian, Persian, Latin, and Greek, to name a few. As such, his publications show that it is productive to engage the intellectual world of hitherto overlooked and marginalized groups—including peasant women who fought in wars, Manchu translators who processed imperial documents, anonymous typesetters behind the production of books. Ultimately, his scholarly passion lies in writing new kinds of global intellectual histories that foreground the theoretical contributions of both “canonical” and “everyday” thinkers of different traditions.|
41. You Ziyong 游自勇 (Capital Normal U 首都師範大學/UBC)
|42. Zhang Dewei 張德偉 (Ji‘nanU 暨南大學)
||Dewei Zhang is an associate professor at Jinan University in Guangzhou. He holds two PhDs, in Chinese philosophy from Peking University and in East Asian Buddhism from the University of British Columbia. His book, Thriving in Crisis Buddhism and Political Disruption in China, 1522–1620, was published by Columbia University press in 2010. He is now wrapping up a book project about the printed Chinese Buddhist canon.|
|43. Zhang Xuesong 張雪松 (RenminU. of China 中國人民大學)||張雪松，男，1980年生，北京人。2008年在香港中文大學文化及宗教研究系獲得博士學位。現為中國人民大學哲學院宗教學教研室副教授，碩士生導師，教育部人文社會科學重點研究基地佛教與宗教學理論研究所專職研究員，北京大學佛教研究中心兼職研究員；曾任中國人民大學哲學院宗教學教研室主任、宗教高等研究院院長助理等職。主要研究方向為佛教思想史、中國宗教史，先後在中國台灣和大陸地區出版學術專著四部：《法雨靈岩：中國佛教現代化歷史進程中的印光法師研究》、《唐前中國佛教史論稿》、《漢魏兩晉南北朝佛教史》（季羨林、湯一介主編“中華佛教史”第一卷）、《佛教“法緣宗族”研究：中國宗教組織模式探析》，譯著《天藍色的彼岸》等3部，在海內外發表論文多篇。曾在香港佛教雜志《溫暖人間》開設個人專欄；以“雨山”為筆名在《中國民族報·宗教周刊》開設專欄多年。ZHANG Xuesong 张雪松 is currently an Associate Professor at School of Philosophy at the Renmin University of China. He obtained a B.A in Philosophy (2002) and a M.phil. in Religious Studies (2005) at Renmin University of China, and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies (2008) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His academic interest focuses on the history of Chinese Buddhism and Chinese local religion. His research mainly explores the organizations of Buddhist clergies and the interactions between Buddhism and local society in China. He has published four monographs, including A Study of Master Yin-guang in the Historical Progress of Modern Chinese Buddhism (2011), The History of Chinese Buddhism Before Tang Dynasty (2013), The History of Chinese Buddhism in Han, Wei, Jin, Southern and Northern Dynasties (2014), and Buddhist Dharma Lineage: the Model of Religious Organizations in China (2015).|