Pei-Ying LIN

Pei-Ying LIN

Associate Professor

Ph.D (School of Oriental and African Studies / SOAS, University of London)


Director of the Centre for Buddhist Art and Culture



Project title: “The Art of Silk Road Manuscripts.” Project members: Imre Galambos (University of Cambridge), Paul Copp (University of Chicago), Pei-ying Lin (Fu Jen Catholic University). Cluster of Silk Road Art Project sponsored by Lanzhou University (兰州大学国家社科基金重大项目“丝绸之路中外艺术交流图志”), 2017-2020.

Project title: “Vinaya Revival in 20th Century China.” Project members: Pei-ying Lin (Fu Jen Catholic University), Ester Bianchi (Perigia University), Daniela Campo (Strassburg University), Wu Jiang (University of Arizona), Ann Heirman (Ghent University), et. al. Sponsored by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. 2015-2018. (



Journal Articles

"The Relationship between a Portrait of Prince Shōtoku (c.573-622) and Tang Royal Murals: On the Materiality of the Cultural Identity of the Tang." International Journal of Silk Road Studies Vol. 1. (Forthcoming 2021). 

"Meditation Sickness in the Chanmi yaofa jing (T.613) and Zhichanbing miyaofa (T.613): Visionary Practices for Precept Transgressions in Early Chinese Meditation Manuals"《禪祕要法經》(T. 613) 與《治禪病祕要法 》(T. 620) 中的禪病—論早期漢地禪修傳統的觀想法門 [『禅秘要法経』(T. 613)と『治禅病秘要法』(T. 620)に見られる禅病について─初期禅修の伝統における破戒に対する観想法を論ず/ 黒崎恵輔訳], Kokusai Zen kenkyū 国際禅研究 (International Zen Studies) Vol. 5. (2020 Aug): 177-233. 
"Repositioning Xinxing 信行 (540–594) in the Chinese Meditation Tradition:  Xinxing’s Teaching on the Formless Samādhi." Journal of Chan Buddhism Vol. 1, Issue 1-2 (2020): 55-76. (DOI: 10.1163/25897179-12340003)
"Narratives on a Portrait of Japanese Prince Shōtoku (c.573-622): East Asian Buddhist Networks in the Royal Painting". Studies in Chinese Religions Vol. 10. No. 3 (2020): 1-21. (DOI: 10.1080/23729988.2020.1763681) 
"A Survey of the Japanese Influence on Buddhist Education in Taiwan during the Japanese Colonial Period (1895–1945)". Religions Vol. 11(2), No. 61 (2020). Special Issue: "Buddhist Monasticism and Lay Society", edited by Ann Heirman. (DOI: 10.3390/rel11020061) 
"Ennin’s (793-864) Sillan Connections on His Journey to Mt. Wutai: A Fresh Look at Ennin’s Travel Record". Studies in Chinese Religions Vol. 5. Issue 3-4 (2019): 377-390. (DOI: 10.1080/23729988.2019.1687160) 
"Bodhidharma Lineages and Bodhisattva Precepts in the Ninth Century." Special Issue: "Bodhisattva Precepts in East Asian Perspectives and Beyond." Guest Editor: Pei-ying Lin.  The Eastern Buddhist, New series, Vol. 49 (2018), Issue 1-2: 81-102. 
"Cross-national Buddhism and Identity Construction in Ch’oe Ch’iwŏn’s Four Mountains Stele". Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences 8.1 (2015): 81–94. (DOI: 10.1007/s40647-015-0059-x).


Book Chapters

"The Rebirth Legend of Prince Shōtoku: Buddhist Networks in Ninth Century China and Japan: Buddhist Networks in Ninth-Century China and Japan". In Network and Identity: Exchange Relations between China and the World, edited by Carmen Meinert, Ann Heirman, and Christoph Anderl, chapter 10, 301-319. Dynamics in the History of Religions Series of Käte Hamburger Kolleg at Ruhr University Bochum. Leiden: Brill, 2018.

"A Comparative Approach to Śubhākarasiṃha’s (637–735) Essentials of Meditation: Meditation and Precepts in Eighth Century China". In Chinese and Tibetan Esoteric Buddhism, edited by Yael Bentor and Meir Shahar, 156-94. Leiden: Brill, 2017.

"The Doctrinal Evolution of Formless Precepts in the Early Chan Tradition: The Theory of Mind Purification in the Lakāvatāra Sūtra and the Brahmā’s Net Sūtra". In Rules of Engagement: Medieval Traditions of Buddhist Monastic Regulation, edited by Jinhua Chen, Susan Andrews, and Cuilan Liu, chapter 7, 191-216. Hamburg: Hamburg Buddhist Studies, 2017.

"Pure Land, Zen, and Kegon Perceptions of China in 20th Century Japan: Buddhist Influence on Japanese Sinology". In Buddhist Perspectives of China and China Rising: Between Diplomacy and Intellectual Construction, edited by Chih-Yu Shih, 21–44. Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University Press, 2016.

“圓仁訪五台山之路上的新羅人脈:對圓仁《入唐求法巡禮行記》的新見”, in《五台山信仰的多文化、跨宗教的性格及其國際性影響力》 (第二次五台山研討會論文集), 陳金華、釋寬廣、 紀贇 編輯, 頁 297-310. 台北: 新文豐, 2018.

"新羅崔致遠《四山碑銘》中的禪宗祖師觀", 《求法與弘法》,廖肇亨、釋果鏡 編輯, 頁403–432. 台北: 法鼓文化, 2015.

Book Reviews

Poceski, Mario.The Records of Mazu and the Making of Classical Chan Literature. (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.) Journal of Chinese Religions, Vol. 44, Iss. 2 (2016): 197-199.

Anderl, Christoph, ed. Zen Buddhist Rhetoric in China, Korea, and Japan. (Conceptual History and Chinese Linguistics Series 3. Leiden: Brill, 2012.) Eastern Buddhist 43.1–2 (2013): 304–7.

Benn, James A., Lori Meeks,and James Robson, eds. Buddhist Monasticism in East Asia: Places of Practice. (London: Routledge, 2009.) Journal of Buddhist Ethics 18 (2011): 13–19.

Kieschnick, John, and Meir Shahar, eds. India in the Chinese Imagination: Myth, Religion, and Thought. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014.)《中國文哲研究漢集刊》(Bulletin of the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica) 47 (2015/09/01): 217 – 224.

孫英剛. 《神文時代:讖緯、術數與中古政治研究》(上海:上海古籍出版社, 2014.) Frontiers of History in China 10.4 (2015): 700–703. DOI: 10.3868/s020-004-015-0037-6.

陳懷宇. 《動物與中古政治宗教秩序》(上海:上海古籍出版社, 2012.) 《世界宗教研究》, no. 5 (2012): 180–81.

雷聞.《郊廟之外—隋唐國家祭祀與宗教》(北京: 生活 讀書 新知 三聯書店, 2009.) Frontiers of History in China 6.3 (2011): 466–68.


(英譯中,與陳懷宇、姚崇新合譯)《觀音:菩薩中國化的演變》,台北: 法鼓文化, 2009. (Translation of Kuan-yin: The Chinese Transformation of Avalokitesvara, by Chun-fang Yü. New York: Columbia University Press, 2001.)

(Translated from Chinese into English.) Buddhism. Religious Studies in Contemporary China Collection, vol. 5. Series Advisor, Chun-fang Yü. Boston: Brill, 2015. (《当代中国宗教研究精选丛书: 佛教卷》, 楼宇烈主编. 北京: 民族出版社, 2008.)

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