About the speaker
Cuilan Liu is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her PhD from Harvard University in 2014, where she had also made a documentary film Young Jigme screened at the 2015 International Jean Rouch Film Festival in Paris. Her research focuses on the legal interaction between Buddhism and the state in China, Tibet, and India. Her publications have appeared in the Journal of Chinese Religions, the Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, the Journal of the American Oriental Society, and the Journal of Indian Philosophy.