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Chin-Yin Chang

Chin-Yin Chang Contact Details

Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
Ghent University
Blandijnberg 2
5th floor, office 150.013
B-9000 Gent
Belgium

e-mail: Chinyin.Chang@UGent.be

 

Biographical data

Chin-Yin Chang received her bachelor degree in Chinese Language and Literature at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. Simultaneously she obtained the Certificate of Interdisciplinary Program in Social Studies. Prior to her M.A. studies, she was a research and administration assistant in the National Science Council Project and Ministry of Education Project in Taiwan.

She obtained her Master degree at the Institute of Religion and Culture of Tzu Chi University in Taiwan. Her master thesis entitled “An Empirical Study on Participants of Buddhist Monastic Society for College Students”, was a critique of her field work in Buddhist nunneries.

Chin-Yin is currently a PhD student at Ghent University since 2009.

Current research

The topic of her PhD thesis is “Equilibrium – An Empirical Study of Buddhist Monastic Practices in Taiwan: Master Chan Yun’s Eight Precepts”. The research focuses on the religious experiences of disciples and concerns about Master Chan-Yun’s teaching.

Publications

  • “An Empirical Study on Participants of Buddhist Monastic Society for College Students”, Thesis for Master Degree, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan, 06/2007

Presentation at conferences

  • “A Ritual Study of Buddhist Eight Precepts”, Annual Meeting of Graduate Students of Religious Studies , Taiwan Association for Religious Studies, Taipei, Taiwan, 06/2006

Extra-curricular activities

President and Event Planner of Buddhist Studies Club, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 04/1999-06/2001

Chief Journal Editor - Chinese Language and Literature Student Society, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 09/2000-06/2001