Project Description

YangZhaohuaSHENG YEN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CHINESE BUDDHISM

Zhaohua Yang received his Ph.D. from Stanford University. He specializes in tantric or esoteric Buddhism in middle period China; but his research interests also include Chan/Zen, indigenous scriptures, and the interactions between Buddhism and Daoism. In addition to his training in Dunhuang and pre-modern Japanese manuscripts, he has done extensive fieldwork in the Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, and the US. He is working on a book manuscript tentatively entitled Devouring Impurities: the Rise of the Cult of Ucchuṣma in Pre-modern China, paying particular attention to responses to transgressive tantric practices in the cult of this sole surviving Wisdom King in China.

Office: 310 80 Claremont
Office Hours: R 2:00-4:00 or by appointment
Teaching Hours: TR 4:10-6:00
Phone: (212) 851-4147
Email: zy2200@columbia.edu