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Daniel Boucher

Associate Professor, East Asian Religions; H. Stanley Krusen Professor of World Religions
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Scholarly focus is Buddhist studies, particularly the early development of the cluster of Indian  Buddhist movements called the Mahayana and their transmission to China in the first few centuries of the Common Era. Related interests include translation as a religious genre, with special focus on  the earliest translations of Buddhist texts into Chinese; Buddhist Middle Indo-Aryan, particularly  the role of Gandhari Prakrit in the earliest transmission of Buddhism to Central Asia and China;  art historical, epigraphical, and archeological materials as sources for the study of religion; and  history, theory, and methods in the academic study of religion.