Lixia Dong is originally from Zhejiang, China. She is currently a Ph.D. student majoring in East Asia Buddhism. She received her M.A. in Buddhist Studies from Hong Kong University in Hong Kong and her B.A. in Economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in China. Her current research interests are Chan Buddhism, Tea Ceremony, and Ritual.
An introduction to Buddhism as both a religion and an array of cultural traditions, with emphasis on its various contributions to the formation of the South, Central, Southeast, and East Asian civilizations.