Permanent staff

PhD researchers

  • Ang Zou (Vinaya studies)
  • Chin-Yin Chang (BOF grant researcher; lay Buddhism in Taiwan)
  • Tzu-Lung Chiu (BOF grant researcher; nuns in China/Taiwan)
  • Yongbin Dai (Lisum grant researcher; relation India-Khotan-China)
  • Yezi Mu (BOF & CSC grants researcher; Buddhist Chinese: tense and aspect)
  • Jianhong Zeng (CSC grant researcher; Buddhist Chinese: passive constructions)
  • Wang Chuan (CSC grant researcher; Buddhism in Late Imperial and Republican China)
  • Li Xiang (CSC grant researcher; Consciousness Only Buddhism)
  • Huiju Fashi (Prajnaparamita)
  • Laurent Van Cutsem (Chan hermeneutics)
  • Anna Sokolova (Tang poetry and Buddhism)
  • Suzanne Burdorf (BOF grant researcher; Chinese historical phonology; Dunhuang manuscripts)
  • Yang Gang (CSC grant researcher; divination activities along the Silk Road)
  • Ji Liang (CSC grant researcher; Economic monastic texts from Dunhuang)
  • Igohr Brennand


Postdoctoral researchers

  • Dr. Thomas Jülch (FWO grant researcher; Tiantai Buddhism; Buddhist apologetic literature)
  • Dr. Mick Deneckere (FWO grant researcher; Buddhism and the modernization of Japan)
  • Dr. Lindsey DeWitt (FWO grant researcher; Japanese Buddhism, gender, heritage)
  • Dr. Du Chun-Han (Guest researcher from National Taiwan University; Buddhist ethics)

Associate and former members

  • Prof. Dr. Eddy Moerloose (Languages and Cultures: Indology)
  • Prof. Dr. Barbara Meisterernst (until 2009 guest professor UGent, now Technische Universität Berlin; Buddhist Chinese)
  • Prof. Dr. Christophe Vielle (Institut Orientaliste UCLouvain and Indology UGent; literature-philosophy India)
  • Dr. Ben Van Overmeire (Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Duke Kunshan University; Modern Zen Buddhist literature)
  • Dr. Esther-Maria Guggenmos (post-doctoral researcher Universität Erlangen)
  • Dr. Tobias Wissler (PhD UGent; Buddhism and economics)
  • Dr. Gudrun Pinte (postdoctoral researcher BOF; Vinaya India-China, historiography)
  • Dr. Klaus Pinte (AAP; tantric Buddhism in Japan)
  • Dr. Tom De Rauw (AAP; apologetic literature)
  • Dr. Claire Maes (Research Assistant of the FWO; relation Buddhism-Jainism)
  • Drs. Dylan Esler (PhD student UCL; Tibetan Buddhism)
  • Dr. Ilona Manevskaia (postdoctoral researcher; Tibetan and Mongolian traditions)
  • Dr. Marie-Hélène Gorisse (BOF postdoctoral researcher; Jain and Buddhist philosophy)
  • Dr. Li Man (doctor-assistant; history of Chinese thoughts)