• Ph.D. Candidate, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Years of Affiliation: 2017-2018

YING Lei is a Ph.D. candidate in modern Chinese literature and Presidential Scholar. Her work explores the nexus between Buddhism and modern Chinese literary and intellectual history. Her dissertation, “Our Shared Karma: Buddhism, Literature, and the Modern Chinese Revolution,” is an interdisciplinary study that examines the Buddhist contribution to an overlapping series of revolutions in late Qing to Republican China through the lens of literature and thought.

Research Interests: modern Chinese literature, modern Chinese Buddhism, Buddhist literature

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opens in a new windowLu Xun’s Buddhological Library
Lei Ying examines the influence of Buddhist texts on Chinese canonical writer Lu Xun.

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