Robert Sharf

Title
Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Director of the Group in Buddhist Studies, Chair of the Berkeley Center for Buddhist Studies
Department
Dept of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Phone
(510) 642 6369
Fax
(510) 642-6031
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
Research 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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