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Zhao Shan Shan (Alice), M.A. student, Asian Field

Shan Shan (Alice) Zhao

M.A. student, Asian Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies


Shan Shan is interested in the topics of suicide and violence, especially self-immolation, in medieval Chinese Buddhism. More specifically, she is interested in the social and political issues related to Buddhist self-immolation and the interpretations from different groups at that time, including the sangha and government officials. 


  • University of British Columbia, B.A. in Asian Area Studies (2017)
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Diploma in Visual Arts (2010)