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Prof. Dr. Weirong Shen

KHK Visiting Research Fellow 2018

KHK Visiting Research Fellow 2018
Professor of Tibetan and Buddhist History, School of Chinese Classics, Renmin University of China, Beijing

Weirong Shen received his B.A. and M.A. in History Studies from Nanking University. In 1998, he was rewarded Ph. D. in Language and Cultural Studies of Central Asia from Bonn University. Between 1998 and 2005, he carried out teaching and researches at various international Institutions such as Lumbini International Research Institute, Harvard University, Macalester College, Humboldt University of Berlin, Kyoto University. In 2006, he joined School of Chinese Classics of Renmin University of China as Professor and founded Tibetan and Buddhist History Research Institute and Sino-Tibetan Buddhist Studies Center. Starting in 2015, he is also Professor of Chinese Language And Literature at Tsinghua University and leads the Chinese Minority Language and Literature Studies. 

Weirong Shen’s areas of specialization include Chinese ancient history, especially Yuan Dynasty and Tibetan history, religious history of Tibetan, Mongols, Tangut, Uygur and Han Chinese during 11th to 15th centuries.


KHK Fellowship

Duration: January and February 2018
Project: Imperial Preceptor Chos rgyal ’Phags pa Bla ma as a Tantric Adept in the Mongol Yuan Dynasty