Dr Gregory Adam Scott is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow from September 2014 to June 2017.
Gregory received his BA in East Asian Studies from York University in Toronto, Canada, and his MA from the University of Toronto in 2005. He completed his PhD in Religion at Columbia University in 2013, and was a Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh from September 2013 to June 2014. He has been a student or visiting research fellow at National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, Nanjing University, and Academia Sinica in Taiwan.
His research focuses on the history of religions, particularly Chinese Buddhism from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century. His thesis research was on print culture among Chinese Buddhists, while his current research project will examine the reconstruction of sacred spaces in modern China and its relationship with religious revival. He is also developing a digital humanities resource for use in teaching about Buddhist religious and material culture.
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