Field: Chinese Religion
Advisors: Bernard Faure & Zhaohua Yang
Hsin-Yi Lin is a Ph.D. Candidate in Chinese religion and Buddhism, with a special interest in the interaction between Buddhism and Daoism, and between religion and gender in the medieval China. Her dissertation topic is on reproduction and medieval Chinese Buddhism, discussing the religious notions, metaphors, and practices surrounding childbirth and their interrelation with Chinese conceptions of the body, gender, birth, and life. She is the author of the book, The Decline of Dharma and Women’s Beliefs in Medieval Chinese Buddhism (Taipei: Dao Shiang Press, 2008), and has published articles on medieval Chinese religion and gender. Before joining in Columbia at 2009, She has received her B.A. (2003) and M.A.(2007) in History from National Taiwan University. She is also the awardee of Taiwan Government’s Scholarship, Chung-hwa Buddhist Institute Research Fellowship, and China Times Cultural Foundation Young Scholar Award.