Dan Arnold, Associate Professor of Philosophy of Religions in the Divinity School and the College, is a scholar of Indian Buddhist philosophy, which he engages in a constructive and comparative way. More information on his work is available here.
Paul Copp is Associate Professor in Chinese Religion and Thought in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and in the College. His research focuses on the history of religious practice in China and eastern Central Asia during the period stretching from the eighth through the twelfth centuries. More information on his work is available here.
Hung Wu specializes in early Chinese art, from the earliest years to the Cultural Revolution. His special research interests include relationships between visual forms (architecture, bronze vessels, pictorial carvings and murals, etc.) and ritual, social memory and political discourses. More information on his work is available here.
Stephan Licha, Assistant Professor in the Divinity School and the College, is a scholar of the intellectual history of Japanese Buddhism, with an emphasis on the interactions between the pre-modern tantric, Tendai, and Zen traditions, and the global history of Buddhist modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. More about his work can be found here.
Wei-Cheng Lin specializes in the history of Chinese art and architecture with a focus on medieval periods. His primary interests of research are visual and material cultural issues in Buddhist art and architecture and China’s funerary practice through history. More information on his work is available here.
Katherine R. Tsiang
Katherine R. Tsiang is Associate Director of the Center for the Art of East Asia in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago. She does research in Buddhist art from the early medieval and medieval periods of Chinese history and is interested in aspects of the relationships between images, texts, and Buddhist belief and practice. More information on her work is available here.
Christian Wedemeyer is Associate Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School and associate faculty in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations. His work addresses topics of history, literature, and ritual in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism. More information on his work is available here.
Brook Ziporyn is a scholar of ancient and medieval Chinese religion and philosophy who has distinguished himself as a premier expositor and translator of some of the most complex philosophical texts and concepts of the Chinese religious traditions. More information on his work is available here.