Daniel Stevenson

Professor, Religious Studies
Department Chair, Religious Studies
Primary office:
785-864-7258
Smith Hall, Room 201

Buddhist ritual in China; the construction of Buddhist values and identities in relation to the larger field of Chinese religious options

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Columbia University, 1987

Daniel Stevenson's primary research interests include Buddhist ritual, literary/exegetical, and institutional practice in China, particularly as exercised in Tiantai and Pure Land circles; the construction of Buddhist values and identities in relation to the larger field of Chinese religious options, and the role that ritual plays therein.


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