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John Kieschnick

John Kieschnick

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Professor of Buddhist Studies
Religious Studies
Ph.D., Stanford University, Asian Languages (1995)
M.A., Stanford University, Asian Languages (1988)
B.A., University of California at Berkeley (1986)

Professor Kieschnick specializes in Chinese Buddhism, with particular emphasis on its cultural history. He is the author of the Eminent Monk: Buddhist Ideals in Medieval China and the Impact of Buddhism on Chinese Material Culture. He is currently working on a book on Buddhist interpretations of the past in China, and a primer for reading Buddhist texts in Chinese.John is chair of the Department of Religious Studies and director of the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford.Ph.D., Stanford University (1996); B.A., University of California at Berkeley (1986).