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Chen Ruifeng, Ph.D. Student, Asian Field

Ruifeng Chen

Ph.D. Student, Asian Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:

Biography

Ruifeng’s interests focus on the topics of Chinese Buddhist apocrypha, Chinese manuscriptology, and Chinese philology. Ruifeng will study the Dunhuang colophons of Chinese Buddhist apocryphal scriptures. Dissertation Supervisor: Dr. James Benn.

Education

  • Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua (China), M.A. in Chinese Philology, 2012
    • Advisor: Prof. Zhang Yongquan 張涌泉 
  • Zhejiang Normal University, B.A. in International Economics & Trade, 2009

Teaching

 TA Experience

  • “Religion and Popular Culture in Contemporary Japan,” McMaster University. For Dr. Mark Rowe, Fall 2016
  • “What on Earth is Religion,” McMaster University. For Dr. Philippa Carter, Fall 2015 and Winter 2016
  • “Great Books in Asian Religions,” McMaster University. For instructor Joseph Larose, Winter 2015
  • “Introduction to Buddhism,” McMaster University. For Dr. Shayne Clarke, Fall 2014
  • “Dunhuang wenxian xuandu” 敦煌文獻選讀 (Selected Readings of Dunhuang Documents), Zhejiang Normal University. For Prof. Zhang Yongquan, Spring 2014
  • “A Philological Approach to Mahāyāna Scriptures,” Hangzhou Buddhist Academy. For Dr. Karashima Seishi 辛嶋静志 of Soka University, Summer Program on Buddhism and Chinese Religions, August 11th–26th 2013

Research

Peer Reviewed

Articles

  • 2013 “Gansu cang Dunhuang wenxian suzi yanjiu 《甘肅藏敦煌文獻》俗字研究” (A Study on Folk Characters in Dunhuang Manuscripts Collected in Gansu). MA thesis, Zhejiang Normal University. CNKI. Web. February.
  • 2012 “Wenzhou fangyan sanzhong teshu shuangchong foudingshi chutan 溫州方言三種特殊雙重否定式初探” (Three Special Double Negation Constructions in Wenzhou Dialect). Yuyan kexue 語言科學 (Linguistic Sciences) 57 (March): 148–56. Co–authored with Zhang Yongquan.
  • 2011 “Gudai xieben gouyihao yanjiu 古代寫本鈎乙號研究” (A Study on Gouyihao in Ancient Manuscripts). Zhejiang shehui kexue 浙江社會科學 (Zhejiang Social Sciences) 177 (May): 131–7. Co–authored with Zhang Yongquan.

 

Non-Peer Reviewed

Books

  • In press Louyan ji 樓儼集 (An Anthology of Louyan). Beijing: Zhonghua shuju 中華書局. This book is a volume of the Yiwu congshu 義烏叢書 (Book Series of Yiwu) edited by Zhang Yongquan.

Articles

  • 2016 “Suzi yu wuzi guanxi jianxi ji ruogan suzi kaoshi 俗字與誤字關係簡析及若干俗字考釋” (A Brief Analysis of the Relationship between Popular Characters and Erroneous Characters with Annotations for Some Popular Characters). In Jiangyi ji—Rui’an zhongxue yibai’ershi zhounian xiaoqing ji’nian lunwenji 講藝集——瑞安中學一百二十週年校慶紀念論文集 (Talks of Arts—Essays in Celebration of the One Hundred and Twentieth Anniversary of Rui’an High School), edited by Chen Ruixuan 陳瑞翾, and Wu Tianyue 吴天躍, 162–76. Shanghai: Fudan daxue chubanshe 復旦大學出版社.

Translations

  • 2016 “Yixing (673–727) yu jiugong: yige yindu sixiang zhongguohua de anli 一行 (673–727) 與九宮:一個印度思想中國化的案例.” Translation of “Yixing (673–727) and Jiugong (‘Nine Palaces’): A Case of Chinese Redefinition of Indian Ideas.” In Fojiao yu zhongwai jiaoliu 佛教與中外交流 (Buddhism and Sino-international Communications), Chen Jinhua 陳金華, 296–305. Shanghai: Zhongxi shuju 中西書局.
  • 2015 “Gongde 功德.” Translation of “Merit.” In Fojiao dui zhongguo wuzhi wenhua de yingxiang 佛教對中國物質文化的影響 (The Impact of Buddhism on Chinese Material Culture), John Kieschnick, 152–209. Shanghai: Zhongxi shuju 中西書局.

Conference Papers

  • 2017 “A Survey of the Dunhuang Chinese Manuscripts of the Youposai jie jing 優婆塞戒經 (Sūtra on Upāsaka Precepts) and a Study of their Colophons.” Paper presented at “Tangdai fojiao shehui de zhu wenti 唐代佛教社會的諸問題” (Various Questions of the Buddhist Society in the Tang Dynasty) held by Zhejiang University and Meiji University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, March.
  • 2013 “Glosses of Typical Popular Character Forms in the Dunhuang Manuscripts of Chinese Buddhist Scriptures.” Paper presented at 2013 International Graduate Students’ Conference on Buddhism and Chinese Religions held by Fudan University, Shanghai, August.