Dr. Gang Yang

Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung "Schicksal, Freiheit und Prognose. Bewältigungsstrategien in Ostasien und Europa"
Hartmannstr. 14
91052 Erlangen




Home Institution: Institute of Dunhuang Studies, University of Lanzhou


IKGF Visiting Fellow January 2021 – June 2021

IKGF Research Project:

A Study of the Relationship between Buddhism and the Dunhu Prognostication Texts


Curriculum Vitae

My name is Yang Gang. At present, I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Dunhuang Studies, University of Lanzhou. I was a joint PhD student at Sichuan University and Ghent University and just completed a doctoral double-degree at these institutions, with my doctoral thesis A Study on the Relationship Between Medieval Chinese Buddhism and the Practice of Divination under the supervision of Prof. Xiang Chu (Sichuan University) and Prof. Dr. Christoph Anderl (Ghent University). During the last several years, my research interest has mainly focused on History of Chinese Buddhism, Literature of Chinese Buddhism, Popular Chinese Culture,Buddhism in Dunhuang and Buddhist Prognostication and Divination.



Education/Training

2007-2011University of Northwest University, Bachelor (Chinese literature)
2012-2015University of Northwest University, Master (Chinese Buddhist)
2015-2020University of Sichuan University, Doctor (Chinese Buddhist)
2017-2018University of Ghent, Doctor (joint with Sichuan Uni.) (Dunhuang Buddhist)

Employment/Experience

2020-postdoctoral, University of Lanzhou

Scholarships

2017-2018Scholarship from China Scholarship Council

Other scientific activities

2013Exchange Master research fellow at Southwest University (Chongqing)
2015-2020Co Editor of Chinese Popular Culture Studies 中國俗文化研究
2015-Participate in the project "A Comprehensive History of the Literature of Chinese Buddhism" (中國俗文化研究), funded by the Ministry of Education of PR China

Selected Publications

Books & Books edted

2017Liu Kangle 劉康樂 and Yang Gang 楊剛. 2017. Mianyang fojiao shi 綿陽佛教史 [A History of Buddhism in Mianyang]. Beijing: Zongjiao Wenhua 宗教文化出版社.
2016Duan Yaguang 段亞廣, Wang Yanlong 王彥龍, Liu Shangcai 劉尚才, Yang Gang 楊剛, Cheng Siming 成思明, Song Jie 宋潔, Han Rui 韓銳. 2016. Zhonghua youxiu chuantong wenhua duben 中華優秀傳統文化讀本 [A Reader on traditional Chinese culture]. Xi'an: Shaanxi Keji 陝西科技出本社.

Articles

forthc.Yang Gang. A study on Puxian Pusa Shuo Zhengming Jing 《普賢菩薩說證明經》研究 Chinese Popular Culture Studies (Zhongguo suwenhua yanjiu 中國俗文化研究), Volume 18 (forthcoming).
2020Yang Gang and Christoph Anderl. 2020. "Prognostication in Chinese Buddhist Historiographical Texts: The Gaoseng zhuan and the Xu Gaoseng zhuan." Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hung., Volume 73 (1): 1-45 (2020).
2018Yang Gang. 2018. Gente daxue foxue yanjiu zhongxin jianjie 根特大學佛學研究中心簡介 [A Brief Introduction of the Ghent Centre for Buddhist Studies]. Chinese Popular Culture Studies (Zhongguo suwenhua yanjiu 中國俗文化研究), Volume 15: 191-196.td>
2014Yang Gang. 2014. Hanshan de wudao lichen jiqi fojiao sixiang 寒山的悟道歷程及其佛教思想 [The Buddhist thought of Hanshan]. In Diqijie hanshansi wenhua luntan lunwenji 第七屆寒山寺文化論壇論文集. Ed. by Qiushuang 秋爽 and Yao yanxiang 姚炎祥. Shanghai: Sanlian Shudian, pp. 437-445.

Other

2019Yang Gang. 2019. Diwujie fojiao wenxian yu wenxue guoji xueshu yantaohui 第五届佛教文献与文学国际学术研讨会 [Review on the Fifth International Conference about Buddhist Literature]. Literary Heritage (Wenxue yichan 文學遺產), Volume 3: 13.
2017Yang Gang. 2017. Dongya wenxian yu wenxue zhongde fojiao shijie guoji xueshu yantaohui 东亚文献与文学中的佛教世界国际学术研讨会 [Review of the International Conference on East Asian Literature and the Domain of Buddhism in Literature]. Literary Heritage (Wenxue yichan 文學遺產), Volume 2: 71.
2013Woguo fojiao jiaoyu de jizhong jiben leixing yanjiu:yi zhongguo dalu hanyuxi fojiao wei yanjiu duixiang 我國佛教教育的幾種基本類型研究:以中國大陸漢語系佛教為研究對象 [Several basic types of Buddhist education in China: A study of Chinese Buddhism in mainland China]. Fojiao jiaoyu xueshu yantaohui 佛教教育學術研討會; Chongqing (Nov. 2013).
2019Zhonggu shiqi Han chuan fojiao yu zhanbu guanxi yanjiu 中古時期漢傳佛教與占卜關係研究 [A Study on the Relationship Between Medieval Chinese Buddhism and the Practice of Divination]. PhD Dissertation. Sichuan University and Ghent University, 2019.
2015Youming xinyang dui zhiguai xiaoshuo zhi yingxiang: yi Wei Jin Nanbeichao zhi Tang de zhiguai xiaoshuo wei guanzhao zhongxin 幽冥信仰对志怪小说之影响:以魏晋南北朝至唐的志怪小说为观照中心 [The influence of the faith in the netherworld in the tales on the marvelous: with an emphasis on the tales from the Wei, Jin, Southern and Northern, until the Tang dynasties]. Master Dissertation. Northwest University, 2015.