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Beaudoin Crystal Marie, Ph.D. Student, Asian Field

Crystal Marie Beaudoin

Ph.D. Student, Asian Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:


Crystal will enter into her first year of the Ph.D. in Fall 2017 Her research focuses on gender and religious practices in early modern China.


  • McMaster University, M.A. in Religious Studies, anticipated 2017
  • York University, B.A. in East Asian Studies (summa cum laude), 2015
  • University of Western Ontario, B.Sc. in Earth and Planetary Sciences, 2006


Teaching Experience

  • Children's Dharma Class Teacher, Fo Guang Shan Temple (Mississauga Ontario), 2016-present 

TA Experience

  • Religion and Diversity (RS 2RD3), Winter 2017
  • Death and Dying: Comparative Perspectives (RS 2M03), Fall 2016
  • Storytelling in East Asian Religions (RS 2F03), Winter 2016
  • The Indian Religious Tradition (RS 3L03), Fall 2015




Academic Presentations

  • “Appeasing the Kings of Purgatory: Chinese Imperial Law versus the Practice of Death Rituals from the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE) to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 CE).” Presented at the Religion and the Law Graduate Conference, McMaster University, 2015.