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International Advisory Board

Lucia Dolce
Lucia Dolce

Lucia Dolce is Numata Reader in Japanese Buddhism and Chair of the Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions at SOAS, University of London. Lucia holds a first degree from the University of Venice (Italy), and a PhD from Leiden University (Netherlands). Her research has explored hermeneutical and ritual practices of religion in Japan. She has published extensively in English and in Japanese on Buddhist traditions, in particular Tendai and Nichiren Buddhism and Tantric Buddhism; combinatory cults; ritual iconography; and ritual performance. Recent publications include Shinbutsu shûgô saikô[Rethinking Syncretism in Japanese Religion] (2013); Japanese Religions (2012); Girei no chikara –chûsei shûkyô no jissen sekai [The Power of Ritual: The World of Religious Practice in Medieval Japan] (2010). She is currently writing a book on Buddhist embryology, which maps the Buddhist conceptions of the body in the ritual landscape of medieval Japan, drawing on unpublished documents that have recently been uncovered in Japanese temple archives.

Richard Gombrich
Richard Gombrich

Richard F. Gombrich (b.1937) founded the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies in 2004, and has been its Academic Director since then, and Chief Editor of its Journal since it began in 2011. Before his retirement in 2004, he held the Boden Chair of Sanskrit at Oxford University and a Professorial Fellowship at Balliol College for 28 years. He supervised 50 graduate theses at Oxford University, most of them doctorates and almost all of them on Buddhism. He was Chairman of the UK Association for Buddhist Studies 2006-2014. He was made an Honorary Life Member of the International Association of Buddhist Studies in 2008. He was President and Treasurer of the Pali Text Society 1994-2002, and Co-Editor of its Journal 1996-2002. He is the author of over 200 publications. He continues to lecture and teach at universities round the world. His academic interests are Pali, early Buddhism, Buddhism in Sri Lanka, and the anthropology and sociology of religion. His latest book is What the Buddha Thought, published by Equinox, UK, in 2009.

Roland Hardenberg
Roland Hardenberg

Roland Hardenberg (1967) is Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Goethe University in Frankfurt (Main) and Director of the Frobenius Institute for Research in Cultural Anthropology . He is the author of “The Renewal of Jagannatha’s Body: Ritual and Society in Orissa” (2012) and editor of the book “ Approaching Ritual Economy: Socio-Cosmic Fields in Globalized Contexts (2016). Together with Holger Jebens he acts as the editor of the journal “Paideuma – Journal of Cultural Anthropology”. His research activities focus on socio-cultural dynamics in South and Central Asia. He is interested in religious economies, resource cultures and materialities.

Ann Heirman
Ann Heirman

Ann Heirman, Ph.D. (1998) in Oriental Languages and Cultures, is P rofessor at Ghent University (Belgium), where she is teaching Classical and Buddhist Chinese. She has published extensively on Chinese Buddhist monasticism and the development of disciplinary rules, including Rules for Nuns according to the Dharmaguptakavinaya (Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 2002), The Spread of Buddhism (edited volume with Stephan Peter Bumbacher, Brill, Leiden, 2007) and A Pure Mind in a Clean Body, Bodily Care in the Buddhist Monasteries of Ancient India and China (Academia Press, Ghent, 2012, with Mathieu Torck). At Ghent University, she is president of the Ghent Centre for Buddhist Studies , an international research centre that focuses on India and China.

Yang Fenggang
Yang Fenggang

Fenggang Yang is Professor of Sociology and Founding Director of the Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University. He is the author of Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule (2012) and Chinese Christians in America: Conversion, Assimilation, and Adhesive Identities (1999), and the co-editor of more then ten books. He is the founding editor of the Review of Religion and Chinese Society . Two of his articles received distinguished article awards, “Transformations in New Immigrant Religions and Their Global Implications”; “The Red, Black, and Gray Markets of Religion in China”. He was elected the president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (2014-15), and delivered the presidential address “Exceptionalism or Chinamerica? Measuring Religious Change in the Globalizing World Today.”

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