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Chen Ruifeng, Ph.D. Student, Asian Field

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Ruifeng Chen

Ph.D. Student, Asian Field

PhD 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 is studying the Dunhuang colophons of Chinese Buddhist apocryphal scriptures for his Ph.D. Dissertation. 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.Ec. in International Economics & Trade, 2009

Teaching

 TA Experience

  • “Great Books in Asian Religions,” McMaster University. For Dr. Mark Rowe, Fall 2018, and for instructor Joseph Larose, Winter 2015
  • “Introduction to Buddhism,” McMaster University. For Dr. James A. Benn, Fall 2017, and for Dr. Shayne Clarke, Fall 2014
  • “What on Earth is Religion,” McMaster University. For Dr. Philippa Carter, Winter 2018, Winter 2016 and Fall 2015
  • “Religion and Popular Culture in Contemporary Japan,” McMaster University. For Dr. Mark Rowe, Fall 2016
  • “Dunhuang wenxian xuandu” 敦煌文獻選讀 (Selected Readings of Dunhuang Documents), Zhejiang Normal University. For Dr. Zhang Yongquan, Spring 2014

Research

Peer Reviewed

Articles

  • 2018 “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.” In Fojiaoshi yanjiu 佛教史研究 (Studies in History of Buddhism), edited by Zhejiang daxue dongya zongjiao wenhua yanjiu zhongxin 浙江大學東亞宗教文化研究中心 (Center for Studies of Cultures of East Asian Religions at Zhejiang University), vol. 2, 37—80. Taibei: Xinwenfeng chuban gongsi 新文豐出版公司.
  • 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 Lou Yan ji 樓儼集 (An Anthology of Lou Yan). Beijing: Zhonghua shuju 中華書局. A volume of the Yiwu congshu 義烏叢書 (Book Series of Yiwu) edited by Zhang Yongquan.

Articles

  • 2018 “Qing Kangqian jian ‘youyong shusheng’ Lou Yan de shengping 清康乾間‘有用書生’樓儼的生平” (Life Story of the “Useful Literati” Lou Yan from the Reign of Kangxi to the Reign of Qianlong during the Qing Dynasty). In Zhejiang lishi wenhua yanjiu 浙江歷史文化研究 (Studies of History and Culture of Zhejiang), edited by Lu Dunji 盧敦基, vol. 8, 187–211. Hangzhou: Zhejiang daxue chubanshe 浙江大學出版社. Co–authored with Zhang Yongquan.

  • 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

  • 2018 “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 the “International Conference on Buddhist Manuscript Cultures: Production and Preservation of Buddhist Manuscripts in Central and East Asia” held at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, August.
  • 2013 “Glosses of Typical Popular Character Forms in the Dunhuang Manuscripts of Chinese Buddhist Scriptures.” Paper presented at the “2013 International Graduate Students’ Conference on Buddhism and Chinese Religions” held at Fudan University, Shanghai, August.