KUAN Guang

King’s College London / Wutai International Institute of Buddhism and East Asian Cultures

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Kuan Guang completed his B.A. in Buddhist studies at the Buddhist Academy of China from 1994 to 1998. He also studied Theravada Buddhism in the Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya in Sri Lanka. He conducted his doctoral research on Chinese Buddhism in the Ming dynasty at SOAS, the University of London. His doctoral thesis, completed in 2010, focused on the Buddhist development of Wutai Shan in north China during the Ming dynasty. Before joining King’s College at the University of London as an affiliated research fellow in October 2013, he worked as a Research Associate at SOAS. His research interests lie in Chinese Buddhist history, particularly Ming Buddhist history. He has published several papers on Indian Buddhist masters’ activities at Wutai Shan and other areas in China. His other interests include Buddhist monastic education, the interaction between Buddhism and Confucianism in the late imperial China.

His publications with WSP are:

  • From Xiangyuan to Ceylon: The Life and Legacy of the Chinese Monk Faxian (337-422). Co-edited by Jinhua CHEN and KUAN Guang. Singapore: World Scholastic Publishers, 2020. 

  • Xiantang shan yu Faxian wenhua: Hanseng Faxian  (337-422) qi shengping yu yichan yantaohui lunwenji 僊堂山與法顯文化——漢僧法顯 (337-422) 其生平與遺產國際研討會論文集 [Mount Xiantang and the Faxian Culture: Proceedings of the Conference on the Life and Legacy of the Chinese Monk Faxian (337-422)]. Mingshan dasi xilie 名山大寺書系 [Series on Famed Mountains and Great Monasteries] IV. Co-edited by Miao Jiang 妙江, Jinhua CHEN陳金華, Kuan Guang 釋寬廣 and JI Yun 紀贇, 2019.

  • Yiseng yisu, zi nei ji wai: Dongya da shiye xia de Fojiao yu jiaoyu guoji yantaohui lunwen ji 亦僧亦俗、自內及外:東亞大視野下的佛教與教育國際研討會論文集 [Between the Sacred & the Secular, from the Internal to the External: Proceedings for the Conference on Buddhism & Education in the Pan-East Asian Context]. Wutaishan Dongfang Fojiao Wenhua Yanjiuyuan shuxi 五台山東方佛教文化研究院書系 [Wutai Research Institute for Eastern Buddhist Culture Series] II. Co-edited by MIAO Jiang 妙江, CEHN Jinhua 陳金華, JI Yun 紀贇, KUAN Guang 釋寬廣 and FO Hu 釋佛護, 2020. 

  • Qingliang shan yu Huayang jing: Disan jie Wutaishan xinyang guoji xueshu yantaohui lunwenji 清涼山、《華嚴經》與文殊信仰: 第三屆五台山信仰國際學術研討會論文集 [Mount Qingliang, Huayan jing and the Mañjuśrī Cult: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on the Wutaishan Faith]. Wutaishan Dongfang Fojiao Wenhua Yanjiuyuan shuxi 五台山東方佛教文化研究院書系 [Wutai Research Institute for Eastern Buddhist Culture Series] III. Edited by MIAO Jiang 妙江, CHEN Jinhua 陳金華, JI Yun 紀贇, KUAN Guang 寬廣, and FO Hu 佛護, 2020.