Stephen R. Bokenkamp
Visiting Scholar (May 2019-Jun 2019)
PhD, Regents' Professor, School of International Letters & Cultures, Arizona State University
Stephen R. Bokenkamp (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1986) specializes in the study of medieval Chinese Daoism, with a special emphasis on its literatures and its relations with Buddhism. He is author of Early Daoist Scripturesand Ancestors and Anxietyas well as over thirty-five articles and book chapters on Daoism and literature. Among his awards are the Guggenheim Award for the Translation of a medieval Daoist text and a National Endowment for the Humanities Translation grants. In addition to his position at Arizona State, he has taught at Indiana University, Stanford University, and short courses for graduate students at Princeton, Fudan, and Beijing Universities. He was also part of the National 985 project at the Institute of Religious Studies, Sichuan University from 2006–2013.