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Dr. Charles Orzech Visits China

This June, Dr. Charles Orzech, Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, traveled to China for site visits and lectures.

Dr. Orzech was first in Beijing where he gave two invited lectures on recent Western scholarship on Chinese Buddhism. These lectures were held for the Department of Chinese Classics at Renmin University, and the Department of Overseas Sinology at the Beijing Waiguoyu University (Beijing Foreign Languages University).

For the past year, Dr. Orzech has been the Henry Luce Fellow at the National Humanities Center, where he has been working on a monograph on medieval Chinese Buddhist pilgrimage. During his travels, he visited two important sites connected with this research: the Dunhuang on the Silk Road, and Wutaishan in Shanxi, which is still an active Buddhist pilgrimage site.


Dr. Charles Orzech with Professor Shen Weirong at Renmin University

Dr. Jane Myers Receives Grant from Chinese University of Hong Kong

Congratulations to Dr. Jane Myers, Professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development, and her colleagues in Hong Kong on the receipt of a grant from the Research Grants Council at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The grant for $512,426 HKD ($65,796 USD) will fund a 30 month study of teacher wellness and hopefully the development of a new model of wellness for China. Dr. Myers began her research in China with partial support from the International Programs Center’s Kohler fund.
Co-researchers on the grant include Dr. Patrick Lau, Principle Investigator, Associate Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dr. Raymond Chui Chan from Hong Kong Baptist University, and Dr. Mantak Yuen from the University of Hong Kong.

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