Ching Keng 耿晴

National Taiwan University 國立台灣大學


Yogācāra and Tathāgatagarbha Thought in India and China


Keng, Ching 耿晴 is Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. His field of research is Yogācāra and Tathāgatagarbha thought in India and China. Recently, his interests also extend to the Buddhist philosophy of consciousness. He has been part of various research projects studying Dharmapāla’s commentaries on the Viṃśikā and on the Ālambanaparīkṣā, Wŏnch’uk’s commentary on the Saṃdhinirmocana-sūtra, and the development of the Three-Nature theory (trisvabhāva-nirdeśa) in Yogācāra. Among his publications are: his PhD dissertation, entitled “Yogaācāra Buddhism Transmitted or Transformed? Paramārtha (499-569 CE) and His Chinese Disciples” (2009); and articles such as “A Re-examination of the Relationship between the Awakening of Faith and Dilun School Thought, Focusing on the Works of Huiyuan” (2014), and “How Do We Understand the Meaning of a Sentence Under the Yogācāra Model of the Mind? On Disputes Among East Asian Yogācāra Thinkers of the Seventh Century” (2018). His academic words can be found here: