Long-term visiting scholar (September 2023 – August 2024): Dr. Yi Ding (DePaul University)

Dr. Yi Ding received his bachelor’s degree from Fudan University (2008) and his PhD in Religious Studies from Stanford University (2020). He is currently Assistant Professor at DePaul University.

As a scholar of Chinese and Tibetan Buddhism, he has published several articles that deal with Buddhist materials from Dunhuang and Sino-Tibetan Buddhism. As a voluntary researcher at Ghent, he works on finalizing a book manuscript that focuses on various forms of Buddhist feasts and observances in medieval China.