Current Graduate Students
Guy St. Amant
Premodern Chinese Buddhism
Dissertation: "Discerning Buddhas in China: Identity, Authority, and Liberation in Song-Dynasty (960–1279) Chan Buddhism"
Premodern Japanese Buddhism and medical history
Research topic: Moxibustion and classical Chinese medical knowledge in esoteric Buddhist rituals.
Central Asian Buddhism, with a focus on Khotan
Dissertation: “Visualizing Religious Networks: The Silk Legend and Proto-Buddhist Tantra in Khotanese Painting” (tentative title)
Premodern Japanese Buddhism
Indian and premodern Chinese Buddhism
Research topic: Textual and art historical research of the previous lives of the Buddha (jataka tales) and of the Buddha's biography.