Dr. Wang Xiang (English Name: Shawn Wang) is the director and associate professor in the General Education Office of Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC). He is now teaching liberal arts courses on Buddhology and world religions. In addition to Buddhist studies and world classics, his other interests include Silk Roads, Asian studies, comparative mysticism and book history. 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. The first book is a Chinese “Anthology of World Religions”(forthcoming, 2022), while the second book project focuses on ancient Buddhist libraries along the Silk Road (forthcoming, 2023). Dr. Wang is also an editorial board member of the journal Old World at brill and the book series Library of Sinology in the Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology at Hong Kong Baptist University.