Angela (Zhuo) is currently a Ph.D. student in Chinese Buddhist Studies. She was born in Xi'an, and grew up as a young adult in Hangzhou and later on, Los Angeles. Her major areas of interest are the Chinese Buddhists in the Southeast region in China during the Song Dynasty period. She is also interested in lay Buddhist Vinaya during the pre-modern period. She holds a B.A in Financial Management from China Jiliang University and an M.A in Buddhist Studies from the University of the West (L.A). Being part of the Hangzhou Buddhism project, Zhuo looks forward to exploring the dynamics of Chinese Buddhists now and then.