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Nancy G. Lin

Nancy Lin

Title

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies,  Buddhist Traditions of South Asia
Assistant Professor of History of Art

Contact Information

Email:
Phone: (615) 343-3385

Education

Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2011.

M.A. in East Asian Regional Studies, Columbia University, 2003.

A.B. cum laude, Government, Harvard University, 2000.

Curriculum Vitae


specialist in the Buddhist Traditions of South Asia

Research

Professor Lin specializes in South Asian Buddhism, with focus on the cultural history of Tibetan Buddhism during the early modern period. Her research interests include Buddhist hagiographical literature and art, the innovative interpretation of canonical tradition amidst social change, and Tibetan engagement with other courtly cultures of South and East Asia. Her current book project examines how Tibetan monastic and courtly culture intersected during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, especially through productions of the Wish-Fulfilling Vine (Skt. Avadanakalpalata, Tb. Dpag bsam ’khri shing), Ksemendra’s Sanskrit anthology of Buddhist narratives. Professor Lin’s other research projects address Tibetan re-imaginings of the Buddha’s life and the development of classical Tibetan poetry and poetics from Sanskrit models in institutional, material, and ritual contexts.

 


 

PUBLIC TALKS

    Faisal Devji, 13 April 2016
    R. Govindrajan, 07 April 2016
    James Fitzgerald, 28 March 2016
    Brian Larkin, 16 March 2016   
    Moses Ochonu, 02 March 2016
    Anand Taneja, 25 Feb 2016
    Naveeda Khan, 03 Feb 2016
    Juan Cole, 27 Jan 2016

SAWYER SEMINAR

    Seminar Précis and Project

   
Seminar Presentations

    Seminar Participants


NEW FACULTY

    Katarina Turpeinen
   
M. Issam Eido
    Alexis S. Wells

 VISITING SCHOLARS
    
    Alex Dubilet

 
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