John Kieschnick


The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Professor of Buddhist Studies, Department of Religious Studies, Stanford University
PhD, Stanford University, 1995
MA, Stanford University, 1988
BA, University of California at Berkeley, 1986

Professor Kieschnick specializes in Chinese Buddhism, with particular emphasis on its cultural history. He is the author of The Eminent Monk: Buddhist Ideals in Medieval China, The Impact of Buddhism on Chinese Material Culture, and Buddhist Historiography in China. He is currently working on a book on the history of vegetarianism in China, and a primer for reading Buddhist texts in Chinese.