Visiting scholar 2018-2019: Prof. Dr. Lei Hanqing (Sichuan University, PRC)

Hanqing, Lei graduated from Fudan University at the School of Chinese Language and Literature. He was a visiting scholar at UC Irvine in 2011, and at the Research Institute of Zen at Hanazono University in Japan. Currently, he is a professor at the School of Literature and Journalism at Sichuan University, a researcher in the Institute of Chinese Folk Culture, and a PHD student supervisor in Chinese philology, linguistics and applied linguistics.

As a visiting scholar here at University of Gent, his current research topic is the study of Zen literature and language (especially the language of Zen in Tang and Song Dynasties). During the visit, he will consult European scholarship on Zen language and write article manuscripts on this topic.

This visit was made possible due to the generous support of theĀ Tianzhu Foundation.