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Kotyk Jeffrey, Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

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Jeffrey Kotyk

Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellows
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:


Jeffrey is a recipient of the Robert H. N. Ho. Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Buddhist Studies. He is currently researching medieval Buddhist historiography in relation to state histories and sources. He graduated with his PhD from Leiden University in 2017, where he researched Buddhism and astrology in medieval China and Japan.


  • Leiden University, PhD in Asian Studies, 2014-2017.
  • Komazawa University, MA in Buddhist Studies, 2009-2011.


Journal Articles

Book Chapters

Conference Presentations

  • 2018. April 10th. “How Did Hellenistic Astrology End Up in Medieval China? Horoscopy in Tang China.” Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung. Friedrich-Alexander University. Erlangen, Germany. Invited talk.
  • 2018. March 9th. “Buddhist Hemerology” at “Authority, efficacy and discourse in ritual.” École pratique des hautes études. Paris, France. Conference paper.
  • 2017. August 23rd. “Sources of Japanese Buddhist Astrology.” XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS). Toronto, Canada. Conference paper.
  • 2017. April 21st. “Transcanonicity in World Religions: the Case of Saturn from Spain to Japan” at “Canonical Cultures.” Leiden University. Leiden, Netherlands. Conference paper.
  • 2015. March 23rd. “Buddhist Astrology in China.” National Chengchi University. Taipei City, Taiwan. Hosted by Dr. Shu-wei Hsieh 謝世維. Invited talk.