Wei Wu

Assistant Professor

Office: S202 Callaway Memorial Center

Phone: 404-727-6902

Fax: 404-727-7597

Email: wei.wu@emory.edu

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Department of Religion, Emory University

Mailstop: 1535/002/1AA
537 Kilgo Cir., S214 Callaway Bldg.

Atlanta, GA 30322


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.