Jason Protass (PhD Stanford 2016) is the William A. Dyer, Jr. Assistant Professor of Humanities, and Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Brown University.
My first book, The Poetry Demon: Song-dynasty Monks on Verse and the Way, is published in the series “Kuroda Studies in East Asian Buddhism” at University of Hawai’i Press. This book examines Buddhist monks’ understanding of Chinese poetry and its relationships to the Buddhist path in the eleventh to fourteenth centuries CE.
I study Buddhism of medieval China. I am translating and writing about Buddhist monks’ poetry; geographies of demise and the religious topography of Chan lineages and institutions; and manuscripts by Chinese monks in Japanese collections. My essays have appeared in journals including Asia Major, Journal of the American Oriental Society, Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture, and Review of Religion and Chinese Society.
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