Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Director of the Group in Buddhist Studies, Chair of the Berkeley Center for Buddhist Studies
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
rsharf@berkeley.edu
(510) 642 6369

Research Expertise and Interest

east asian languages and cultures, medieval Chinese buddhism, Chan buddhism, Japanese buddhism, Zen buddhism, Tantric buddhism, buddhist art, ritual studies, methodological issues in the study of religion

Description

Robert Sharf received his B.A. in Religious Studies and his M.A. in Chinese Studies from the University of Toronto, and his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from the University of Michigan. He works primarily in the area of medieval Chinese Buddhism (especially Chan/Zen Buddhism), but he also dabbles in Japanese Buddhism, Buddhist art, ritual studies, and methodological issues in the study of religion.

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