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Vincent Goossaert, École Pratique des Hautes Études, France
Martin Kern, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA
James Robson, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

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Paul R. Goldin, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA
Luca Gabbiani, Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient, France
Tina Lu, Yale University, Connecticut, USA
Manling Luo, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Charles Sanft, University of Tennessee, Tennessee, USA
Paize Keulemans, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA

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Wolfgang Behr, Universität Zürich, Switzerland
Marianne Bujard, École Pratique des Hautes Études, France
Anne Cheng, Collège de France, France
Scott Cook, Yale-NUS College, Singapore
Carine Defoort, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Helen Dunstan, University of Sydney, Australia
Hans van Ess, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Germany
Barend ter Haar, Universität Hamburg, Germany
Wilt Idema, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA
Paul W. Kroll, University of Colorado, Colorado, USA
Angela K. Leung (Liang Qizi), The University of Hong Kong, China
Jan de Meyer, Universiteit Gent, Belgium
Yuri Pines, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Michèle Pirazzoli-t’Serstevens, École Pratique des Hautes Études, France
Anna M. Shields, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA
Alain Thote, École Pratique des Hautes Études, France
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Vincent Goossaert is a historian, professor at EPHE. He was guest professor at Geneva University and Chinese University of Hong Kong. He works on the social history of modern Chinese religion, and has focused on Daoism, on religious specialists as professionals and social roles, on the politics of religion, and on the production of moral norms. He has co-directed two international projects on Temples, Urban Society, and Taoists (grants from CCKF, Taiwan and ANR, France), and Chinese Religions in France (grants from CCKF, Taiwan and ANR, France).

Martin Kern is the Joanna and Greg ’84 P13 P18 Zeluck Professor in Asian Studies at Princeton University, where he directs the university-wide collaboration Comparative Antiquity: A Humanities Council Global Initiative. At Renmin University of China (Beijing), he directs the International Center for the Study of Ancient Text Cultures. Kern’s numerous publications, including ten authored or edited books, address topics across all genres of ancient Chinese literature, including poetry as cultural memory and as performance in political and religious ritual; authorship; writing and orality; methodological issues in manuscript studies; early literary thought; and style and rhetoric in philosophy and historiography. He is Vice-President of the American Oriental Society for 2022-23 and to become President of the Society for 2023-24.

James Robson is Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University, where he teaches East Asian religions, in particular Daoism, Chinese Buddhism, and Zen. He specializes in the history of medieval Chinese Buddhism and Daoism and is particularly interested in issues of sacred geography, local religious history, talismans, and Chan/Zen Buddhism. He has been engaged in a long-term collaborative research project with the École Française d’Extrême-Orient studying local religious statuary from Hunan province. He is the author of Power of Place: The Religious Landscape of the Southern Sacred Peak [Nanyue 南嶽] in Medieval China (Harvard, 2009), which was awarded the Stanislas Julien Prize for 2010 by the French Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres and the 2010 Toshihide Numata Book Prize in Buddhism. Robson is also the author of Signs of Power: Talismanic Writings in Chinese Buddhism" (History of Religions 48:2), Faith in Museums: On the Confluence of Museums and Religious Sites in Asia (PMLA, 2010), and A Tang Dynasty Chan Mummy [roushen] and a Modern Case of Furta Sacra? Investigating the Contested Bones of Shitou Xiqian.

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Founded in 1890, T’oung Pao has long been the leading scholarly journal on all aspects of traditional China. In the course of its existence, it has featured a wide range of formative contributions to Sinology by almost all major scholars in this field of ever-increasing importance. Peer-reviewed, under the guidance of its main editors, T'oung Pao regularly presents the best new scholarship on China and also includes an extensive book review section.
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