Benjamin (Ben) Brose

Associate Professor of Chinese Buddhism, Asian Languages & Cultures, University of Michigan
PhD, Department of Religious Studies, Stanford University
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Dissertation Title
"Buddhist Empires: Saṃgha-State Relations in Tenth-Century China"
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Ben specializes in the history and culture of medieval Chinese Buddhism with a focus on the development of Chan during the era of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms. He is also in the initial stages of a new project on the conservative Buddhist movements of the late Qing and Republican periods. His most recent publication, “Crossing Ten-Thousand Li of Waves: The Return of China's Lost Tiantai Texts,” Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, vol. 29:1 (2006/2008), traces the exchange of Buddhist texts between China, Korea, and Japan.