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Stuart Young

Stuart Young is Assistant Professor of East Asian Religions at Bucknell University. His teaching and research interests include the intersections between Buddhism and indigenous traditions, religious biography, and Buddhist material culture. He is currently writing a book manuscript titled Conceiving the Indian Buddhist Patriarchs in China, which examines medieval Chinese hagiographies of ancient Indian patriarchs as an index to how Indian Buddhism was constituted and deployed in China. He is also researching strategies devised by Chinese Buddhists and Daoists to reconcile their moral, doctrinal, and ritual systems—and commercial interests—with the all-important silk industry. [2011/11/26]