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Shawn Wang-Associate Professor
Ph.D. Religious Studies, Stanford University

Brief Profile:             

Dr. Xiang WANG (Shawn WANG) received his Ph.D. degree in Religious Studies from Stanford University. He is an associate professor in the General Education Office of Beijing Normal University—Hong Kong Baptist University United International College. He is now teaching interregional and multidisciplinary courses on Buddhology and world religions, which regularly cover many diverse cultures of the "One Belt One Road" countries. 

In addition to Asian Studies, his other interests include spiritual classics, comparative mysticism and thanatology. So far he has single-authored a monograph on Ximing Monastery and translated a book by the British historian Eric Hobsbawn. 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 the first edition of the Chinese “Anthology of World Religions",while the second one focuses on ancient Buddhist manuscript libraries along the Silk Road (forthcoming, 2022). 


Full CV: 

CV-Dr Shawn Wang.pdf