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Chao ZHANG

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zhangchao10000@gmail.com
PhD in Historical and Philological Sciences (EPHE)

Instructor, Chinese Studies Department, National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO, Paris).
Associate research scholar, Lyon Institute of East Asian Studies (IAO/CNRS, Lyon).

Dissertation title  : Formation of the religious paradigms between essay and hagiography – a study of two Chan Buddhism biji of the Southern Song (1127-1279)

Supervisors : Jean-Pierre Drège (EPHE) and Kuo Li-ying (EFEO).

Research Interests
Buddhist historiography and biography, Buddhist funeral discourses and practices, Chan/Zen Buddhism, Esoteric Buddhism, Miscellanea literature (biji 筆記), Religious practice of local elites in pre-modern China, Reception of Chinese writings in Japan.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Book
Dahui’s Arsenal (Dahui wuku 大慧武庫). In French. Paris : Les Belles Lettres, collection « Bibliothèque chinoise ». Chan Miscellanea work from the twelfth century. Annotated translation, in collaboration with Didier Davin (National Institute of Japanese Literature, Tokyo). Forthcoming.

Contributions to Books
Note on Miscellanea literature of the imperial China. (In French) In Encyclopédie des historiographies, Paris : Presses de l’INALCO, collection « TransAire ». Forthcoming.
2015 “Tangsong chanzong wenxue pozi xingxiang zhi bijiao yanjiu 唐宋禪宗文學婆子形象之比較研究.” (On the Chan representations of vulgar laywoman of the Tang and the Song periods) In Fojiao sixiang yu dangdai yingyong 佛教思想與當代應用 Ed. by Chan yu renlei wenming yanjiu zhongxin 禪與人類文明研究中心. Beijing : Zongjiao wenhua chubanshe, 2015, vol. 1, pp. 54-65.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
“Chan Miscellanea and the Shaping of the Religious Lineage of Chinese Buddhism under the Song.” Journal of the International College for Postgraduate Buddhist Studies 国際仏教学大学院大学研究紀要 21 (2017) : 1-40.
“Aperçu sur les biji ou les miscellanées du bouddhisme Chan.” (An Overview of Biji or the Miscellanea of Chan Buddhism) Études Chinoises XXXIV-1 (2015) : 105-132.
“Les grand-mères vulgaires : l’évolution d’une représentation féminine du bouddhisme chan.” (The Vulgar Grannies : Evolution of a Female Representation of Chan) Études Chinoises XXXI-1 (2012) : 67-80.

Conference Proceeding
“Faguo xuezhe zhongguo zongjiao wenxue yanjiu shuping 法國學者中國宗教文學研究述評.” (A Survey of French Works on Chinese Religious Literature) In Conference Proceeding of the International Conference on “Religious Practice and Religious Literature, for the Project of A History of Chinese Religious Literature” (Institution of Chinese Religious Literature and College of Chinese Language and Literature, University of Wuhan, Wuhan, 2016), 78-99.

Book Review
Shahar Meir, and John Kieschnick (ed), India in the Chinese Imagination : Myth, Religion, and Thought. Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. (In French) In T’oung Pao 102, 4-5 (2016) : 547–570.

Recent Seminar and Conference Talks

2016 “A Survey of French Works on Chinese Religious Literature.” International Conference on “Religious Practice and Religious Literature, for the Project of A History of Chinese Religious Literature”. Institution of Chinese Religious Literature and College of Chinese Language and Literature, University of Wuhan 武漢大學中國宗教文學與宗教文獻研究中心, Wuhan. December 15-16.
2016 “Some Reflexions on the Dharma Lineage of the Chan School under the Song.” Seminar “Ichiya Hekigan” 一夜碧巌 of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia of the University of Tokyo 東京大学東洋文化研究所, Young Buddhist Association of the University of Tokyo, Tokyo. September 10.
2016 "Chan Miscellanies and Controversy over the Religious Lineage of Chinese Buddhism under the Song." Public lecture, International Institut of Buddhist Studies 国際仏教学研究所, Tokyo. July 15.
2016 “Buddhist Canon and Biographies of Monks in Imperial China.” Seminar “Buddhism in China”, National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations, Paris. March 24.
2016 “Huang Tingjian (1045-1105) and the Huanglong Branch of Chan Buddhism in Jiangxi.” Seminar of the CRCAO China Program “Scholarly Conducts and Identities in Song China (960-1279)”, University Paris Diderot, Paris. January 18.
2015 “Supernormal Phenomenon in Chan Buddhism Biographies of Monks.” Panel "Buddhist biographies in East Asia : new viewpoints", 5th Asia and Pacific Congress, National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations, Paris. September 9.
2014 “Introduction to the biji Literature of the Song Dynasty (960-1279).” Seminar “Initiation to the Chinese Studies”, University of Geneva, Geneva. November 25.
2014 “The Representations of Old Laywomen in Chan Literature.” 9th Young Scholar Symposium of Buddhist Studies and International Conference on the Studies of Chinese Buddhism, Centre for the Study of Humanistic Buddhism, Chinese University of Hong Kong 香港中文大學人間佛教研究中心, Hong Kong. July 25-28.
2014 “Religious Lineage and Master-student Relationship in Chan Buddhism under the Song (960- 1279).” Doctoral and postdoctoral annual meeting of the Lyon Institute of East Asian Studies, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Lyon. May 30.