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Charles Daniel Orzech
University of North Carolina, Greensboro (Greensboro, NC 27412-5068)
Esoteric Buddhism in Continental East Asia, 755-1276

Translation and Transformation: Esoteric Buddhism in Continental East Asia, 755-1276 will be the first comprehensive treatment in English of Esoteric Buddhism in the middle period of East Asian history. Employing a framework derived from post-colonial, translation, and conceptual metaphor theories, I demonstrate the pervasive influence of Esoteric texts, rituals, and art emanating from South Asia on religious and political life across continental East Asia. In doing so I provide a new approach to understanding cultural encounter.

Project fields:
History of Religion

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2005 – 7/31/2006