Field: East Asian Religion
Advisor: Michael Como
Iris (Lanxin) Zhang is a Ph.D. student in East Asian religions. Her research interests center on ritual and spatiality within the context of premodern East Asian religions. Her research project focuses on Buddhist healing rituals and practices as transmitted from China to Japan from 10th to 14th centuries. In her M.A. thesis, she investigated the construction of pilgrimage sites within the broad cultural background of medieval Japan. She draws from a wide range of sources, including scriptures, monogatari, diaries, and pictorial scrolls. Iris holds a B.A. in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles and an M.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University.
Theodore Hughes has received the 2019-20 Humanities War & Peace Initiative Grant for his book project, “The Continuous War: Cultures of Division in Korea.”
Here is a brief description of the book:
The Continuous War: Cultures of Division in Korea underscores both the specificity of the Korean War and its effects and the broader circuits of texts, images, and ideas that moved through the Asia-Pacific in the 1950s. Examining literary and filmic representations of the Korean War in South Korea, North Korea, and the US, The Continuous War opens up the ways in which the Korean War—at once a civil war and an international conflict—played a central role in the formation of global cold war culture.
For information on the Humanities War & Peace Initiative, please see here: https://fas.columbia.edu/hwpi.
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