Yi Gong is originally from Shanghai, China. He is currently a Ph.D. student majoring in East Asia Buddhism. He received his M.A. in Buddhist Studies from Fo Guang University in Taiwan and his Juris Master from Jilin University in China. His current research interests are Chan Buddhism in the Ming & Qing dynasties.
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.