Pei-ying Lin 林佩瑩

National Chengchi University 國立政治大學


East Asian Buddhism, Buddhist Manuscript culture, Chinese Buddhist thought


Pei-ying Lin is Assistant Professor at National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taiwan. Her research interests are Chan Buddhism, bodhisattva precepts, and medieval Buddhist travelers. Previously she completed a PhD at SOAS, University of London. Her thesis brought together a wide range of documents from ninth-century China, Japan and Korea, and examined the textual transmission at the early stage of the history of Chan Buddhism. Before joining the Graduate Institute of Religious Studies at NCCU, she taught at Fu Jen Catholic University, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Chinese Buddhism (2015-2016) at UC Berkeley. She has been working on a project involving a group of eighth-century ritual manuals, analyzing the doctrinal and historical connections between Chan Buddhism and Esoteric Buddhism during the Tang dynasty. Her current project discusses medieval Buddhist networks and their cultural exchanges between East Asia and the Silk Road.