Wang Xiang (Shawn Wang) is the Head of Center of Foreign Languages and Cultures at Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University, United International College (UIC). He is now teaching liberal arts courses on Buddhism and world religions. In addition to Buddhist Studies and world classics, his other interests include One Belt One Road, Asian studies, comparative mysticism, China’s international relations, digital humanities and spirituality. So far he has single-authored a monograph on Ximing Monastery and translated a book by the British historian Eric Hobsbawm. He also published numerous journal articles, book chapters, papers in proceedings, book reviews as well as government research reports and newspaper articles for both academic professionals and the reading public. He is currently at work on two book manuscripts funded by Guangdong Province and the National Social Science Grant of China. His first book is a Chinese “Anthology of World Religions” (forthcoming, 2023), while the second book project focuses on ancient Buddhist libraries along the Silk Road (forthcoming, 2024).