Microcosm Holds Mountains and Seas – Panelists

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1 BIAN, Huiyuan, Peking University
Bian Huiyuan is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Philosophy, Peking University. Her academic interests are centered on Hindi literature, Modern Indian Literature, and Sino-Indian cultural relations. She embarked her academic journey by enrolling in the major of Hindi language and literature at XISU in 2010. Sponsored by CSC, she went to Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya for a one-year exchange program from 2012 to 2013. In 2014, She pursued advanced studies in Indian Language and Literature at PKU. During this time, benefiting from Glorisun Network and Frogbear Project, she undertook short-term academic visits to esteemed institutions such as the Inaclo in France and the University of Cambridge. In 2022, she received a Ph.D. in Indian Language and Literature from PKU.
2 CHEN Jidong, Aoyamagakuin University
陳繼東, 青山學院大學
PhD in Buddhist Studies from the University of Tokyo. Previous teaching at Beijing University and Musashino University in Tokyo before being appointed as a professor at Aoyamagakuin University, Tokyo. His research interests cover the history of Ming and Qing dynasty’s Chinese religions (in particular Buddhist history and folk religion), Modern Chinese intellectual history, and Sino-Japanese cultural interactions. He is the author of two mongraphs, Shin Matsu Bukyo No kenkyu: Yangwenhui wo Chushin Toshite 清末仏教の研究:楊文会を中心として (Sankibo, Tokyo, 2003) and Ogurusu Kocho no Shin Matsu Chugoku Taiken: Kindai Niichu Bukyo Koryu no Kaitan 小栗栖香頂の清末中国体験: 近代日中仏教交流の開端 (Sankibo, Tokyo, 2016), and numerous articles in Japanese, Chinese and English.


3 CHEN Jinhua, University of British Columbia
陳金華, 英屬哥倫比亞大學
Jinhua Chen is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a 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 has received numerous grants and awards from major funding agencies for his work on East Asian state-church relationships, monastic (hagio-)biographical literature, Buddhist sacred sites, relic veneration, Buddhism and technological innovation in medieval China, and Buddhist translations. Dr. Chen has published six monographs, edited and co-edited over thirty books, and authored nearly eighty book chapters and journal articles.

加拿大皇家學會院士、英屬哥倫比亞大學東亞思想史講座教授,曾任加拿大國立東亞佛教講座教授(CRC)多年。研究領域涉及東亞政教關係,中古時期僧傳(聖傳)文學,佛教聖地,舍利崇拜,佛教與技術革新,以及佛教翻譯等領域。研究成果包括:已出版六部專著,合編十餘本書籍,發表七十多篇論文。這些成果曾獲眾多基金和獎項,包括日本學術振興會、加拿大國家社科基金和 Peter Wall 高級研究院、德國洪堡基金會和馬普研究所以及美國人文研究中心等機構的研究基金。目前領導一項為期多年的旨在重新建構佛學與東亞宗教重要面向的國際性與跨學科的龐大項目,由加拿大政府資助並得到國際上諸多名校與基金會的支持。

4 CHEN Kay, Peking University
陳可, 北京大學
Kay Chen (Ch.陳可) is a Master’s Student in the Department of History at Peking University, where she completed the program “Chinese Classics and Philology” organized by the Faculty of Humanities and received her B.A. in History in 2023, together with the “PKU Junior Scholar” award. Her research interest spreads from Buddhist monasticism and praxis to local history, travel writing, geographic thoughts, and cosmology in 3rd-to-8th-century China. Her bachelor’s dissertation attempts to reveal the structural shift of Buddhist monastic space in the mountains by charting monks and monasteries in Zhongnan Shan during the political and religious turbulence from Northern Zhou to Early Tang. She’s currently working on two illustrated texts (圖經) written by Daoxuan in his last days, planning to situate the geographic and cosmological agenda they divulged in an inter-religious debate context, as well as a deeper tradition of prophetic decline in Buddhist historical view.


5 CHEN Suyu, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
陳粟裕,  中國社會科學院


Suyu Chen, Associate Professor, Institute of World Religions, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2012 with a Ph.D. in Art History. Her areas of research include Buddhist art history and art exchange along the Silk Road. Published a monograph From Khotan to Dunhuang: Based on the Images Spreaded to the East during Tang and Song Dynasties (Publishing House of Local Records, 2014).

6 CHEN Zhinan, University of Washington
Zhinan Chen received her Ph.D. from the Department of Asian Languages & Literature, University of Washington, Seattle in 2022. She works on Dunhuang manuscripts, early medieval Chinese texts and intellectual history.


7 CHEN Zhiyuan, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
陳志遠, 中國社會科學院

Zhiyuan Chen, born in 1983, is currently the associate researcher of the Institute of Ancient History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He obtained his Ph.D. in History from the Department of History, Peking University, and has conducted short-term visit at Kyoto University in Japan and Dharma Drum Buddhist College in Taiwan. His research focuses on the history of Buddhism in the Six Dynasties period, Buddhist literature in medieval China, and the interaction between Confucianism and Buddhism. Recently, he is working on topics such as the idea of eschatology, relic worship, and epigraphical inscriptions. He has published a monograph entitled Studies on the History of Buddhism in the Six Dynasties, and some 20 journal articles.

8 CHI Limei, International College for Postgraduate Buddhist Studies
池麗梅, 國際仏教學大學院大學

CHI Limei, Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Tokyo, currently serves as a professor at the International College for Postgraduate Buddhist Studies in Japan. She specializes in the study of medieval Chinese Buddhist history and the history of the Buddhist Canon. Her monograph, “A Preliminary Study on the Revival Movement of Tiantai Buddhism in the Tang Dynasty: Jingxi Zhanran and his Zhiguan Fuxing Chuanhong Jue“, re-examines the works and biography of Jingxi Zhanran, providing a comprehensive display of the rich facets of the Tiantai revival movement in the middle Tang Dynasty. She has published several papers on ancient Japanese manuscripts of the Xu Gaoseng Zhuan, investigating the evolutionary patterns from manuscripts to woodblock editions, and combining them with the life of Daoxuan to reveal the social and historical context reflected in the evolution of the texts. In recent years, she has been studying the history of the Chinese Buddhist Canons in the Song and Yuan dynasties, examining the literature within the historical context of East Asian textual circulation, which holds methodological significance for the study of Chinese Buddhist literature.

9 Heather CLYDESDALE, Santa Clara University
Heather Clydesdale is an assistant professor of art history at Santa Clara University. She earned her PhD in art history and archaeology at Columbia University and researches cultural exchanges as seen in early medieval Chinese tombs and Buddhist cave temples in China’s Hexi Corridor. Most recently, her scholarship investigates the dynamics of traditional aesthetics and design in contemporary architecture and public spaces.

柯玉珊是美國加州聖克拉拉大學藝術史助理教授。 她在哥倫比亞大學獲得藝術史和考古學博士學位,研究中國河西走廊早期中世紀中國墓葬和佛教石窟寺的文化交流。 最近,她的獎學金研究傳統美學和設計在當代建築和公共空間中的動態。

10 DEEG, Max, Cardiff University
寧梵夫, 卡迪夫大學
Max Deeg is Professor in Buddhist Studies at Cardiff University. He received his Ph.D. in Classical Indology and his professorial degree (Habilitation) in Religious Studies at Würzburg University, Germany. His main research interest is in the history of Buddhism and its spread; he has researched and published extensively on Chinese Buddhist travelogues. His most recent publications are: Miscellanae Nepalicae: Early Chinese Reports on Nepal—The Foundation Legend of Nepal in its Trans-Himalayan Context (2016), and Die Strahlende Lehre—Die Stele von Xi’an (2018).

寧梵夫是英國卡迪夫大學(Cardiff University)歷史、考古與宗教學院的佛教學教授,專精於佛教史及從英國向中亞、東亞的傳播研究。他的研究興趣廣泛,包括亞洲的其他宗教,比如印度教、耆那教、道教、摩尼教與東方基督教等。他目前正在致力於重新英譯玄奘的《大唐西域記》。他的近著包括:Miscellanae Nepalicae: Early Chinese Reports on Nepal: The Foundation Legend of Nepal in Its Trans-Himalayan Context (Lumbini: Lumbini International Research Institute, 2016); Religion in China: Major Concepts and Minority Positions (M. Deeg and B. Scheid eds, Wien: Verlag der Oesterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2015); Das Lotos-Sūtra (translation, Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2009).

11 Imre GALAMBOS, Zhejiang University / University of Cambridge
高奕叡, 浙江大學/ 劍橋
After having studied for several years in China (Tianjin) and Hungary, Imre Galambos received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley with a dissertation on the orthography of Chinese writing during the Warring States period. Following his graduation he started working for the International Dunhuang Project at the British Library and became involved in the study of Dunhuang manuscripts and the manuscript culture of medieval China in general. After 10 years at the British Library, he moved to Cambridge in 2012 and to Zhejiang University in 2023.


高萬桑, 法國高等研究院
Vincent Goossaert obtained his PhD at EPHE, Paris (Ecole pratique des hautes études, 1997), was a research fellow at CNRS (1998–2012) and is now Professor of Daoism and Chinese religions at EPHE, PSL; he has served as dean of its graduate school (2014–2018). He has been Visiting Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Geneva University, and Renmin University. His research deals with the social history of Chinese religion in late imperial and modern times. He is co-editor of T’oung Pao, a leading journal in sinology established in 1890.

高萬桑,1997年在法國高等研究實踐學院(EPHE)獲得宗教學博士學位,博士論文題為《近代道教的建立—全真道》;次年成為法國國家科研中心專職研究員; 2012年,升任EPHE宗教學系道教史教授。 2017年擔任《通報》共同主編。

13 HAN Oonjin / Ven. Kyougwan sunim, Dongguk University
韓雲珍(景完), 東國大學
韓雲珍(景完),1986年於修德寺歡喜台出家,在台灣佛光山叢林學院參學,高麗大學校中文學博士。現任東國大學校佛教學術院專任研究員, 大韓佛敎曹溪宗國際交流委員, 大韓佛敎曹溪宗教育阿闍黎, 韓南大學校講師 關於中國佛教文學·文化·韓國比丘尼一葉禪師的研究有一些成就
14 Genevieve Hauer, University of Colorado, Boulder
王桂薇, 科羅納多大學
Genevieve Hauer (王桂薇) is a first year Master’s student in the Religious Studies department at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She holds a BA in Religious Studies with minors in Chinese, Theatre, and Honors Studies from Texas State University. Upon graduating, she spent a year living abroad and teaching English to elementary school children in Taichung with Fulbright Taiwan. She has an extensive background in teaching, currently working as a Teaching Assistant in Religious Studies, and also having worked as a tutor at both her undergraduate and graduate Universities’ Writing Centers. Currently, Genevieve’s research focuses on late Qing to contemporary Buddhism, with the goal to amplify the voices of the Chinese and Chinese-American populations and, in doing so, foster amicable relations between China and the US.

王桂薇(Genevieve Hauer)是科罗拉多大学博尔德分校宗教研究系一年级的硕士生。她在德克萨斯州立大学获得了宗教研究学士学位,并辅修中文、戏剧和荣誉研究。 2022年毕业后,她参加了富布賴特獎學金文化交流计划,在台湾台中市教小学的英语课。 她有丰富的教学经验,她目前在宗教研究系当助教,在本科和研究生大学写作中心担任写作指导。目前,桂薇的研究重點是晚清到當代佛教,旨在放大華人和美籍華人的聲音,促進中美友好關係。

15 HONG Mianmian, Sun Yat-sen University
洪綿綿, 中山大學


I achieved my bachelor’s  and doctor’s degree in the Department of History at Sun Yat-sen University from September 2007 to June 2017 successively, where I conducted research on ancient Chinese history under the supervision of Professor Jing Shuhui. Then continued my postdoctoral work, next as a special appointed associate fellow, engaged in the research on the history of ancient and middle-aged Buddhism in the Department of Philosophy at the same university, from August 2017 to August 2022. In October 2022, I was reappointed as an Associate Professor of Boya College of Sun Yat-sen University, conducting studies on the history of ancient Chinese history, in which my main research interest was the history of the Six Dynasties. My published papers include “The Historical Evidence and Historical Examination of the Affairs that King Yongyang Honored Zhiyi as a teacher in Chen Dynasty”, “The Linkages between Xie Lingyun’s <The Theory about Discerning Academic Objectives(Bian zong lun)> and the Development of Buddhism Thought in Jin and Song Dynasties(265-479 AD) “, “The Classical Basis and the Causes Hearing the Related Dharma of Xie Lingyun’s <Inscription on the Shadow of the Buddha(Fo ying Ming)>”,etc. My ongoing project is“The New Exploration on <The Theory about Discerning Academic Objectives(Bian zong lun)>”which supported by the National Social Science Post Fund of China.

16 JI Huachuan, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
紀華傳, 中國社會科學院
Ji Huachuan is a senior researcher and professor in the Institute of World Religions, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, where he serves as the Director of the Department of Buddhist Studies. He is the Deputy Secretary-General of the Chinese Society for Religious Studies, Director of the Committee on Traditional Culture and Religion, and Director of the Buddhist Research Center at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He is also a professor and doctoral supervisor at the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. His primary research focuses on the modern history of Chinese Buddhism, Chan Buddhism, and Buddhist literature. He has authored several monographs, including Jizang erdi sixiang yanjiu 吉藏二諦思想研究 [A Study of the Jizang’s Theories on Dual Truth], Zhongfeng Mingben yu Yuandai Chanzong 中峰明本與元代禪宗 [Zhongfeng Mingben and Yuan Dynasty Chan Buddhism ], Chanzong yu Zhongguo Fojiao 禪宗與中國佛教 [Chan Buddhism and Chinese Buddhism], Anshang fashi shengping yu zhushu 安上法師生平與著述 [Biography and Writings of Master Anshang], Ming Qing Gushan Caodong wenxian yanjiu 明清鼓山曹洞宗文獻研究 [Research in the Literature of the Caodong School of Mount Gu], Shijie Fojiao tongshi: Hanchuan Fojiao 19 shiji zhongye zhi 20 shijie 世界佛教通史——漢傳佛教19世紀中葉至20世紀 [A General History of World Buddhism: Chinese Buddhism from the Mid-19th Century to the 20th Century], Qianlong dazang jing zongmu tiyao 乾隆大藏經總目提要 [Abstracts of the Qianlong Tripitaka].

紀華傳: 中國社會科學院世界宗教研究所研究員、佛教研究室主任,中國宗教學會副秘書長、傳統文化與宗教專業委員會主任,中國社會科學院佛教研究中心主任,中國社會科學院研究生院教授、博士生導師。主要研究方向為中國近世佛教史、禪宗、佛教文獻,已出版《吉藏二諦思想研究》《中峰明本與元代禪宗》《禪宗與中國佛教》《安上法師生平與著述》《明清鼓山曹洞宗文獻研究》《世界佛教通史•漢傳佛教19世界中葉至20世紀》《乾隆大藏經總目提要》等專著。

17 KEYWORTH George, University of Saskatchewan
紀強, 薩斯喀徹爾大學
Dr. George A. Keyworth is Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. He received his Ph.D. in Chinese Buddhist Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Keyworth has received grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada to support research about and the publication of peer-reviewed articles on Northern Song dynasty (960–1127) Chinese Chan Buddhism and the figure of Juefan Huihong 覺範惠洪 (1071–1128); Japanese pilgrims to Song China (e.g., Jōjin 成尋 [1011–1081]); apocryphal Chinese Buddhist scriptures and the particular case of the Shoulengyan jing 首楞厳經 (*Śūraṃgama-sūtra) using sources from Dunhuang, Central Asia, and Japan; esoteric Buddhism in Tang (618–907) and Song China; Zen Buddhism in Edo Japan and the figure of Kakumon Kantetsu 覚門貫徹 (d. 1730); and old Japanese manuscript Buddhist canons, especially from Nanatsudera 七寺, Amanosan Kongōji 天野山金剛寺 and the Matsuo shrine 松尾大社 canon kept at Myōrenji 妙蓮寺. Dr. Keyworth is currently working on two books, tentatively titled: A History of Matsuo Shrine and Copying for the Kami: A Study and Catalog of Three 12th century Manuscript Buddhist Canons.

紀強 George Keyworth,於加州大學聖巴巴拉分校(UCSB)獲得 學士與碩士學位,加州大學洛杉磯分校(UCLA)獲得博士學位,主修漢傳佛教。紀強博士於2001-2006年任教科羅拉多大學波德分校 (CU-Boulder),為該校東亞宗教學助理教授,隨後三年在日本東京從事研究。2011年,紀強博士進入加拿大薩斯喀徹溫大學(University of Saskatchewan)宗教學研究系任助理教授,於2017年轉入該校歷 史系獲得長聘教職,在該系紀強博士目前教授前現代時期的中國與日本史、亞洲研究、東亞宗教史以及比較寫本學等相關科目。紀強博士的研究領域包括北宋禪宗與覺範惠洪 (1071-1128);日本入宋求法僧(如成尋 [1011-1081]);以敦煌材料來研究中國佛教疑偽經 (特別是《首楞嚴經》[*Śūragama-sūtra, T no. 945]);唐宋密教;日本禪宗以及心越興儔 (1639-1696)與覚門貫徹 (卒於1730);日本寫本一切經,特別是七寺與松尾社藏本。紀強博士正在撰寫兩本著作,擬名為Zen and the Literary ArtsCopying for the Kami: A Study and Catalog of the Matsuo Shrine Buddhist Canon.

18 Jahyun Kim (Dongguk University)
Jahyun Kim earned her doctorate from Dongguk University with a dissertation on Buddhist Illustration Prints of the Joseon Dynasty study. She is working as Research Professor in Buddhist Culture Research Institute at Dongguk University, prior to that She has worked in several Museums. Her research interests not only include on Buddhist Illustration Prints studies but also Buddhist painting and Iconography. Currently, she focuses on changes and background in the Buddhist Iconography according to the period and country.


19 LI Jingjing (Leiden University)
李晶晶, 萊頓大學
Jingjing Li is Assistant Professor (Universitair docent) at Leiden University’s Institute for Philosophy. She received her Ph.D. from McGill University in 2019 and has been working at Leiden University ever since. The foci of her teaching and research are Buddhist and intercultural philosophy. She is the author of Comparing Husserl’s Phenomenology and Chinese Yogācāra in a Multicultural World: A Journey beyond Orientalism (Bloomsbury Academic 2022). Currently, she is working on the project “A Lost Pearl: Feminist Theories in Buddhist Philosophy of Consciousness-only,” which has been awarded a Veni Grant (2022-2026) from the Dutch Research Council (NWO).

個人簡介:李晶晶,加拿大麥吉爾大學博士(2019), 現任荷蘭萊頓大學哲學學院助理教授, 主要研究領域為佛教和跨文化哲學。其著作有《在多元文化的世界中比較胡塞爾的現象學和漢傳唯識學:超越東方主義之旅》(Bloomsbury Academic 2022)。目前她的研究項目是“滄海遺珠:唯識學中的女性主義理論”。該項目已獲得荷蘭國家社科基金專項資助 (2022-2026)。

20 LI Meng (Fudan University)
李猛, 復旦大學


Born in 1987, Li Meng received his M.A in Shanghai Normal University (2013). and Ph.D in Fudan University(2017). During the year of 2017-2019,he worked as postdoctoral fellow in Renmin University of China. He is associate Professor now in Department of Chinese Language and Literature in Fudan University, specializing in the areas of Literature of Han to Tang, particularly focusing on the Buddhist literature and Buddhist history during the period of Jin and Tang(A.D.266—A.D.907), as well as the history and literature in Six Dynasties(A.D.222—A.D.589). His major publications include the monograph Buddhist Beliefs and Writings of the Qi and Liang Royal Families (2021) and nearly 30 academic papers on the scholar journal both in the mainland China and Taiwan.

21 MA Xi, Nankai University
馬熙, 南開大學

Ma Xi is a PhD student at the School of Literature, Nankai University.He obtained his master’s degree in History from Sun Yat-sen University with his thesis “A Study on Private ordination in Tang Dynasty Buddhism.” Currently, he is working on his dissertation, which explores Buddhist inscriptions in the middle and late Tang Dynasty. In 2021, he was honored with the “Outstanding Young Scholar Paper Award” by the 15th Annual Conference of Chinese Buddhist Texts Society.

22 MCCOY, Michelle, University of Pittsburgh

Michelle McCoy is a historian of Chinese and Inner Asian art focusing the relationship between art, religion, and science through a framework of transcultural exchange. She is currently completing a book on these topics, titled “A Sky with No Frontiers: Art and Astrology along the Eastern Silk Road.” Recent publications include “Cave and Camera: Shades of Loss in Dunhuang’s ‘Hidden Library Cave,’” in Destroyed—Disappeared—Lost—Never Were (Penn State, 2022). McCoy previously spent six months in residence as a fellow at the Dunhuang Academy.

23 PEI Changchun, Shandong Normal University
裴長春, 山東師範大學


Before becoming an associate professor at the School of History and Culture, Shandong Normal University, she had served as a special assistant professor, visiting lecturer, and visiting researcher at Hiroshima University and Hanazono University in Japan. She graduated from Hiroshima University with a doctoral degree. Her main research areas include Dunhuang Studies, East Asian Buddhist rituals, and East Asian Buddhist history. Has published over ten academic papers in journals such as Studies in World Religions 世界宗教研究, The Western Regions Studies 西域研究, Journal of the 3-9th Century Chinese History 魏晉南北朝隋唐史資料, Indogaku Bukkyōgaku kenkyū 印度學佛教學研究, and Religions.

24 REN Yian, Stanford University
Yian Emily Ren is a current graduate student at the Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University. Her academic interest centers on late Heian and medieval Japanese Buddhist art and material culture. She is also interested in the artistic and doctrinal exchange between China and Japan within the Buddhist context. Her current project focuses on child images, using them as a lens to examine the place of children in Buddhist cosmology and the perceptions of children within medieval Japanese monastic communities. Emily received her BA in Art History from New York University.


25 SHI Shang, Capital Normal University
石尚, 首都師範大學

SHI Shang, born in 1996, graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts. He is currently a PhD student at Capital Normal University in Beijing. His research interests include wall paintings in grottoes and temples, religious art of the West-Region in the middle ancient period, aiming to explore the multi-origins of Chinese culture and art under the trans-cultural horizons of the Euro-Asia continent. There are three published papers/scholarly translations/book reviews by him, focusing on the polychromy of the Yungang Grottoes, central Asian metalworks in China, and the “Ambassador Hall” of Afrāsiāb, Samarkand.

26 SONG Donggyu, The University of Tokyo
宋東奎 (東京大學)
Dong gyu Song, originally from Seoul, South Korea, is currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Indian Philosophy and Buddhist Studies, the University of Tokyo, Japan. His main research interests include East Asian Buddhist thought, with a focus on Tiantai, Huayan, Chan, and Pure Land traditions, as well as the application of digital technologies in Buddhist text analysis. He is currently researching the exchange of East Asian Buddhist thought in the 10th century through the Kangyōso-kenyōki-hamon(『觀經疏顯要記破文』), a text created in Japan in response to a request from China.

宋東奎,來自韓國首爾,目前於日本東京大學印度哲學和佛教學研究室攻讀博士學位。主要研究興趣是東亞佛教思想(尤其關注天臺、華嚴、禪、淨土等)以及利用數字技術研究佛教典籍。當前研究內容為《觀經疏顯要記破文》,該文本創作於日本,乃回應中國僧人之作,是研究 10 世紀東亞佛教思想的交流的重要文獻。

27 SUN Qi, Shandong University
孫齊, 山東大學


Sun Qi, studied at the School of History and Culture of Shandong University in 2008 and received his PhD in History in 2014. Since then, he has been teaching at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Confucianism of Shandong University. He is currently an associate research fellow at the Advanced Institute of Confucian Studies, Shandong University, and the associate editor-in-chief of the journal Wen Shi Zhe. His main research areas are Chinese medieval history, especially the history of Taoism and Buddhism, as well as the study of inscriptions and statues. He has published more than 20 articles on topics such as the emergence of Taoist Monasticism, the ancient Lingbao scriptures, and the regional societies of Medieval China.

28 WANG Lei, Sun Yat-sen University
王磊, 中山大學


WANG Lei is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou. He received his Ph. D from the Department of Anthropology at Sun Yat-sen University in 2013. His research interests cover the history of Chinese Buddhist thought, Buddhist literature and Buddhist archaeology. His main topic of recent concern is the spread of Buddhist vinaya in medieval China. His publications come from Shijie zongjiao yanjiu 世界宗教研究 [Studies in World Religions], Zhongguo zhexue shi 中國哲學 [History of Chinese Philosophy], ect.

29 WANG Qingwei, Stele Forest or Beilin Museum
王慶衛, 西安碑林


30 WANG Xuemei, Xibei University
王雪梅, 西北大學

Xuemei WANG, associate dean of the School of Philosophy at Northwest University, is a professor in the College of Philosophy, where she serves as its associate dean, and Xuanzang Research Institution of Northwest University, both at Northwestern University. She also serves on the board of the Chinese Society of Religious Studies and has been appointed as a special researcher in Fo Guang Shan Institution of Humanistic Buddhism. Her main research areas include the theory of religion, Buddhism and the history of related religions. She is the author of a monograph, co-author of a book, and over thirty articles in the Shijie zongjiao yanjiu 世界宗教研究 [World Religion Research], Shijie zongjiao wenhua 世界宗教文化 [World Religion and Culture], Zongjiao xue yanjiu 宗教學研究 [Study of Religion], Zhongguo zhexue shi 中國哲學史 [History of Chinese Philosophy] and other journals. She has presided over a number of social science projects at the provincial, ministerial and national levels.

31 WANG Zhaoguo, Shanghai Normal University
王招國/ 定源, 上海師大

王招國/ 定源,上海师范大学哲学与法政学院副教授。2001年厦门闽南佛学院研究毕业,2008年日本京都花园大学硕士毕业,2011年东京国际佛教学大学院大学博士毕业。2011-2013年,国际佛教学大学院大学日本古写经研究所研究员。研究方向为敦煌遗书、日本古写经以及佛典数字化研究。主持国家社科一般项目“杏雨书屋藏敦煌遗书编目与研究”(已结项)、“日本古写经所见中国古逸佛教文献编目、整理与研究”(编号21BZJ006)。作为子课题负责人,参与国家社科重大课题“敦煌遗书数据库建设”(已结项)“英国国家图书馆敦煌遗书编目研究”两项。出版个人专著《敦煌本〈御注金刚般若经宣演〉の文献学的研究》(东京大东出版社,2013年6月)、《佛教文献论稿》(广西师范大学出版社,2017年4月)、《头陀寺志》(宗教文化出版社,2021年10月),先后在国内外学术杂志发表论文50多篇。

WANG Zhaoguo/Ding Yuan, currently associate professor at the School of Philosophy, Law and Politics of Shanghai Normal University, graduated from Minnan Buddhist College (Xiamen) in 2001. In 2008, Ding Yuan got the Master’s degree from Kyoto Garden University and then received the doctor’s degree from Tokyo International Buddhist Graduate University in 2011. From 2011 to 2013, Ding Yuan worked as researcher in the Institute for Study of the Japanese Ancient Buddhist Scriptures in the International Buddhist Graduate university. His research directions have included the study of Dunhuang manuscripts, Japanese ancient scriptures and digitization of research on Buddhist scriptures. Also, he has held and completed the national social science project “Cataloging and Research on the Dunhuang remains in Xingyu Bookstore” and “Cataloging, Sorting and Research on the Chinese ancient Buddhist documents seen in Japanese ancient scriptures” (Project number No: 21BZJ006). As the sub-project leader, Ding Yuan participated deeply in two major national social science projects, including “Dunhuang Manuscript Database construction” (completed) and “Cataloging Research on the Dunhuang Manuscript in the British National Library”. Ding Yuan’s published monographs include “A study on the philology of the Dunhuang edition of the Scriptures of the prajnascriptures of Vajra Prajna” (published by Tokyo Daito Press, June 2013), “Essays on the Buddhist Literature” (published by Guangxi Normal University Press, April 2017), and “A Chronicle of the Toutuo Temple” (published by Religious and Cultural press, October 2021). Additionally, he has published more than 50 academic articles in domestic and foreign academic journals.

32 WEI Bin, Wuhan Univeristy
魏斌, 武漢大學
魏斌,武漢大學歷史學院教授。 1994-2004年先後就讀於武漢大學圖書館學系、歷史學系,文學學士、歷史學博士。 2007-2009年留學日本德島大學綜合科學部,2015-2016年度哈佛燕京學社訪問學者,並曾在北京大學人文社會科學研究院、法國多學科佛教研究中心、牛津大學東方學研究所等訪問研究。主要研究領域為魏晉南北朝史、中古區域史,出版《“山中”的六朝史》(生活•讀書•新知三聯書店,2019),發表論文多篇。
33 WU Hao, Harvard University
Hao (Wendy) Wu is a master student in Regional Studies: East Asia at Harvard University. Wendy’s academic journey has been shaped by the fascination with the intertwined histories of humanity. This curiosity led her to delve into Buddhist art history, with specific focuses on the artistic exchanges through maritime trade routes and the Silk Road. Her current research project explores the 13th-15th century religious interactions between Fujian and Java, and the ritualized reuse of Hindu artifacts in Quanzhou Kaiyuan Temple as a consequence of such interactions. She has received grants from the Victor and William Fung Foundation Fund from Harvard Asia Center to support her research. Beyond research, Wendy is also passionate about sharing the beauty of Buddhist art with a wider audience and serves as a public interface educator at Harvard CAMLab.


吳昊(Wendy)現為哈佛大學東亞研究專業(Regional Studies: East Asia)一年級碩士生。她的研究興趣主要聚焦於佛教藝術史,尤其關注海上和陸上絲綢之路上的佛教藝術交流。目前,她研究的焦點是13至15世紀福建與爪哇之間的宗教互動。這種互動的一個案例是泉州開元寺對印度教藝術品的儀式化再利用。她的研究得到了哈佛亞洲中心馮氏基金會(Victor and William Fung Foundation Fund)的資助。除了這一研究領域,她對於向世界傳播佛教藝術之美充滿熱情。她目前在哈佛大學CAMLab擔任公眾解說員。

34 WU Shaowei, Shandong University
武紹衛, 山東大學

武紹衛,山東大學副教授,主要研究方向為:隋唐史、敦煌學和佛教史。發表有“A Study on the Literacy Rate of Buddhist Monks in Dunhuang during the Late Tang, Five Dynasties, and Early Song Period”,《唐五代賜臘小議》《從社會經濟角度看唐後期五代宋初敦煌寺眾居家原因》《無名僧人的名山事業:中古時期僧人的日常抄經與校勘活動》《從崇佛到限佛:唐僧義紭及其經歷的兩個時代(武后—中宗、睿宗—玄宗)》等學術文章二十餘篇。最近關注的話題是:中國古代抄經的製作、僧團識字率以及會昌法難。

Wu Shaowei is an Associate Professor at Shandong University. His primary research areas include Sui-Tang history, Dunhuang Studies, and Buddhist history. He has published over twenty academic articles, including “A Study on the Literacy Rate of Buddhist Monks in Dunhuang during the Late Tang, Five Dynasties, and Early Song Period”, “The Reasons for Dunhuang Monks Residing in Secular Families during the Late Tang, Five Dynasties, and Early Song Period: A Socio-Economic Perspective”, “The Unknown Monk’s Mountaineering Career: Daily Scripture Copying and Textual Criticism Activities of Monks in the Medieval Period”, and “From Veneration to Restriction: Two Eras in the Life of Monk Yihong during the Tang Dynasty”. His recent research interests focus on the production of Buddhist sutra copying in ancient China, the literacy rate among monastic communities, and the Huichang Persecution of Buddhism.

35 WU Yu, South China Normal University
吳羽, 華南師范大學

WU Yu obtained his PhD at the Department of History at Sun Yat-sen University, was a teacher at School of History & Culture, South China Normal University (2007–2021) and is now Professor of School of Fine Arts, South China Normal University. During the years of 2010-2015, he worked as postdoctoral fellow in School of History, Wuhan University. His main research areas are history of the Southern and Northern Dynasties to the Song Dynasty, especially the history of Taoist,national etiquette and Time concept, as well as the study of Buddhism and Art in Guangdong during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. His major publications include the monograph Study on the Interaction Between Taoist and Secular Etiquette in Tang and Song Dynasties (2013) and nearly 50 academic papers in journals such as Journal of Chinese Historical Studies 中國史研究, The Bulletin of Institute of History and Philology Academia Sinica 中央研究院歷史語言研究所集刊.

36 YANG Baoyu, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
楊寶玉, 中國社會科學院

Baoyu Yang received Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts both from Peking University. She is a senior researcher in the Institute of Ancient History of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and is a professor and a doctoral supervisor in UCASS. She is a recipient of special government allowance from the State Council. Her major research focuses on Tunhuangology, and has authored several monographs, including The Relationship between Guiyijun Regime and the Central Government (Lead Author); Annotation and Research on the Buddhist Efficacy Stories from Dunhuang Manuscripts; Analysis of Dunhuang Manuscripts; History of Dunhuang Region and Dunhuang Arts; Dunhuang Manuscripts in British Collections (Chinese texts other than Buddhist scripture), volumes 9-11,15; Research on the Catalogues of the Dunhuang Manuscripts (Co-Author) and more than 100 other academic papers.

37 YING Lei, Amherst College
應磊, 安默斯特學院
Lei Ying specializes in the interdisciplinary study of religion and literature, especially the interconnection between Buddhism and modern Chinese literary and intellectual history. Her work has appeared (or is forthcoming) in Journal of Asian Studies, Journal of Buddhist Studies, PKU, A New Literary History of Modern China (Harvard University Press, 2017), Religions, and Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture, among others. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University as a Presidential Scholar, and teaches Chinese and Buddhist literature at Amherst College.

哈佛大學東亞語言與文明系博士兼Presidential Scholar。美國安默斯特學院亞洲語言與文明系助理教授。研究聚焦佛教與現代中國文學及思想史的關聯。準備中的書稿《共業:佛教、文學與現代中國革命》批判長期宰制現代中國研究的世俗化預設,論述晚清佛學復興如何成為現代中國革命的關鍵思想源頭之一。中英文論文見Journal of Asian StudiesReligionsJournal of Chinese Literature and Culture,《哈佛新編現代中國文學史》,《漢語言文學研究》及《文學》等。

38 YU Chun, Xibei University
于春 , 西北大學
于春,博士,西北大學文化遺產學院教授,博士生導師。長期從事佛教考古、青藏高原考古、公共考古教學與研究工作,出版四川、陝西地區佛教考古報告、著作五冊,發表論文五十餘篇。獲國家留學基金委資助赴日本早稻田大學訪問。主持國家社科基金項目、陝西省教育廳基地重點項目,完成教育部課題、陝西省教育廳課題,參與教育部哲學社會科學研究重大課題攻關項目,主持多項省級和校級教學改革項目。著作獲四川省第十五次哲學社會科學優秀成果三等獎、 2017年度陝西省高校哲學社會科學優秀成果三等獎、西安市第九次哲學社會科學優秀成果二等獎等獎項。獲全國第三屆高校教師教學創新大賽三等獎、陝西省第三屆高校課堂創新大賽一等獎、西北大學首屆課堂創新大賽一等獎、獲西北大學教學獎等獎勵。

Yu Chun, PhD, Professor and Doctoral Supervisor at the School of Cultural Heritage, Northwestern University. Her main research topics are Buddhist archaeology, Qinghai Tibet Plateau archaeology, and public archaeology teaching and research. Yu Chun has published five Buddhist archaeological reports and works in Sichuan and Shaanxi regions, in addition to these reports she has also published more than 50 research papers. In 2014 she received funding from the China Scholarship Council for a research semester in Waseda University in Japan.

Yu Chun is currently supervising two national social science fund projects and a key project for Shaanxi Provincial Department of Education, she has previous completed several projects for the Ministry of Education and the Shaanxi Provincial Department of Education, in addition to participating in major research projects of philosophy and social sciences of the Ministry of Education, and she has led multiple provincial and school level teaching reform projects.

Her work to date has received several awards, including the Third Prize for Excellent Achievements in Philosophy and Social Sciences at the 15th Sichuan Provincial Congress, the Third Prize for Excellent Achievements in Philosophy and Social Sciences at Shaanxi Provincial Universities in 2017, and the Second Prize for Excellent Achievements in Philosophy and Social Sciences at the 9th Xi’an Municipal Congress. She received third prize in the third National College Teacher Teaching Innovation Competition, first prize in the third Shaanxi Province College Classroom Innovation Competition and first prize in the first Northwest University Classroom Innovation Competition, in addition to the Northwest University Teaching Award.

39 YU Wei, Dongnan University
于薇, 東南大學


Associate Professor of Southeast University, Yu WEI received her BA and MA degrees from the Department of Art History at Central Academy of Fine Arts, and her PhD degree in History from Fudan University. She has visited and exchanged with the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University, institute for Advance Study on Asia at Tokyo University and the Department of Architecture and Art History at Harvard University. She is currently engaged in the study of Buddhist art in the Medieval period, material culture and art history from Han to Tang dynasties, and Asian art, religion and cultural exchanges. She is currently working on the project of the Ashoka Pagodas in the Five Dynasties and the Song Periods, Buddhist stone carvings in Qixia Mountain and Chinese art in the twentieth century, etc. She is also the author of the book “Making Sacred: Buddhist Relics and Reliquaries in Medieval China”.

40 ZHAN Ru, Peking University
湛如, 北京大學
Zhan Ru is a professor in Peking University’s School of Foreign Languages. Additionally, he is Vice President of the Buddhist Association of China, and Vice President of the Peking University Orientalism Research Institute, Director of the Kuaijishan Institute for the Advanced Study of Buddhism, and the Director of the Central Steering Committee for the Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies. His areas of research include: Buddhist and Buddhist literature, the Indian Ministry of Buddhism, Dunhuang Buddhism, Buddhist system. His Latest book, Encounter between Indian and Chinese Civilizations: Ximing Monastery of Tang Chang’an and the Silk Roads 西明東夏: 唐代長安西明寺與絲綢之路, has been newly selected as one of the “Top Ten Best Books” of 2023, by the esteemed Zhonghua Publishing House (Zhonghua shuju 中華書局).

湛如,北京大學外國語學院教授、博士生導師,北京大學東方學研究院副院長,北京大學佛教典籍與藝術研究中心主任,會稽山佛學高等研究院院長,與旭日全球佛學研究網絡核心指導委員會主任委員。兼任南開大學宗教與文化研究中心主任。同時擔任中國佛教協會副會長。研究領域包括佛教與佛教文獻、佛教律藏、敦煌佛教等。主持國家社會科學重點項目“唐代長安與絲綢之路”及國家社會科學重大項目“印度古代梵文文藝學經典翻譯與研究”等。其新著《西明東夏: 唐代長安西明寺與絲綢之路》最近被久負盛名的中華書局評選為2023年雙十佳圖書。

41 ZHANG Liming, Zhejiang University
張利明, 浙江大學


Zhang Liming: born in 1992; B.A. in History and M.A. in Archaeology from Lanzhou University, under the supervision of Prof. Wei Wenbin; Ph.D. in History from Zhejiang University, under the supervision of Prof. Sun Yinggang. His research interests include Chinese Buddhist history, Buddhist art and archaeology. He has published numerous papers in academic journals and media, such as Cultural Relics, Dunhuang Research, Art Design Research, Image Historiography, Study on the Cave Temples, and The Paper. He published his book Paintings of the Journey to the West and Paintings of Xuan Zang’s Pilgrimage for Buddhist Scriptures (co-authored, published in 2019, reprinted in 2021) in Jiangsu Phoenix Fine Arts Press. Currently, he is participating in the major project of National Social Science Foundation of China “History of Exchange between Gandhara and Chinese Civilization (Multi-Volume)” (20 & ZD220), directed by Sun Yinggang.

42 ZHANG Peng, Central Academy of Fine Arts
張鵬 , 中央美術學院


ZHANG Peng, professor and doctoral supervisor of the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), a member of Art Theory Committee of China Artists Association, is the president and editor-in-chief of ART RESEARCH (journal of CAFA), Vice Chair and associate secretary of CAFA Collaborative Innovation Centre of Silk Road Art Research. She specializes in the fields of Chinese art history, Silk Road art and cultural heritage research. She has authored two scholarly monographs and two compilations, and has published over 60 academic papers. She has led sub-topics in National Social Science Fund Project, and has won several awards in national and ministerial-and-provincial-Level research projects.

43 ZHANG Wenliang, Renmin University of China
張文良, 中國人民大學
Zhang Wenliang completed his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy in 1987, and went on to earn his Master’s degree in Philosophy in 1990 from the Department of Philosophy at the Renmin University of China. both. In 2004, he achieved a PhD from the University of Tokyo in Japan. Currently, he is professor in the Institute of Studies in Buddhism and Religious Theories, the Renmin University of China, and severs as its Vice-Deputy Director in. He is also a Council Member of the Japan Association of the Indian and Buddhist Studies. His research areas include Chinese Buddhism and Japanese Buddhism. He has authored several monographs, including Chōkan Kegon shisō no kenkyū 澄觀華嚴思想の研究 [A Study of the Thought of Chengguan in Huayan Buddhism], Pipan Fojiao de pipan 批判佛教的批判 [A Critical Examination of Critical Buddhism (Hihan Bukkyō)], Riben dangdai Fojiao 日本當代佛教 [Contemporary Buddhism in Japan], Dongya Fojioa shiye xia de Huayan xue yanjiu 東亞佛教視野下的華嚴學研究 [A Study of Huayan Buddhism from the Perspective of East Asian Buddhism], Dacheng qixin lun sixiangshi yanjiu 《大乘起信論》思想史研究 [A Study of the History of Thoughts on the Awakening of Faith in Mahayana].