Stuart Young (Ph.D., Princeton University) is Assistant Professor of East Asian religions.
11 Coleman Hall
(570) 577 3525
Professor Young teaches courses in Chinese and Japanese religions, Buddhism, Daoism, and theories of religion. His teaching and research interests include the intersections between Buddhism and indigenous traditions, religious biography, and Buddhist material culture.
He is currently completing a book manuscript titled Conceiving the Indian Buddhist Patriarchs in China, which examines how medieval Chinese Buddhists represented their ancient Indian forebears as models of Buddhist practice for a world without a Buddha. He is also researching strategies devised by Chinese Buddhists and Daoists to reconcile their moral, doctrinal, and ritual systems -- and commercial interests -- with the all-important silk industry.