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 has also published in the areas of Japanese Buddhism, Buddhist modernism, Buddhist art, ritual studies, Asian philosophy, and methodological issues in the study of religion.
Research Expertise and Interest
east asian languages and cultures, medieval Chinese buddhism, Chan buddhism, Japanese buddhism, Zen buddhism, Tantric buddhism, buddhist art, ritual studies, Buddhist philosophy, methodological issues in the study of religion
January 9, 2018
Center for Buddhist Studies is part of a new international network of universities that is receiving $4.9 million to advance the study of Buddhism and East Asian cultures.