Field: East Asian Religion
Advisor: Zhaohua Yang
Yishu is a Ph.D. student of East Asian Religion. Before joining Columbia in Fall 2020, she gained her B.A. (2018) in Chinese Literature and Language from Fudan University, and M.A. (2020) in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from The University of Pennsylvania.
She is currently working on how Buddhist beliefs, teachings, and creations in Northern Medieval China changed throughout the temporal and spatial dimensions; permeated the intellectual disciplines, religiopolitical divisions, and ethnic boundaries; absorbed nutrition from various cultures and further shaped what is characterized Chinese Buddhism today. Situating her research in a transregional context, Yishu is also paying close attention to Korean, Inner Asian and Japanese religious cultures.