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Wei WuAssistant Professor

Wei Wu received her Ph.D. in Religion from Princeton University in 2017. She specializes in Chinese Buddhism and her research interests also cover religious transmission; religion and gender; religion and environment; and interaction between Buddhism and Daoism.

She is currently preparing a book manuscript based on her dissertation "Indigenization of Tibetan Buddhism in Twentieth-Century China." The book project sheds light on cross-cultural and trans-regional religious transmission, specifically showing how the interaction between Tibetan Buddhism and Chinese Buddhism influenced the religious landscape of modern China.

She teaches introductory courses on Buddhism in East Asia, Zen Buddhism, and Chinese indigenous religion, as well as classes on special topics ranging from Chinese Buddhist texts to ritual in East Asian religion.


  • PhD, Princeton University, 2017
  • MA, The University of Hong Kong, 2009
  • BA, Peking University, 2005

Research and Teaching

  • Chinese religions
  • Buddhist modernism
  • Religious transmission
  • Religion and ecology
  • Religion and gender