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Mario Poceski, Professor
132 Anderson Hall
Buddhist Studies, Chinese Religions
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Mario Poceski, a professor of Buddhist studies and Chinese religions at the Religion Department, University of Florida, received a PhD in East Asian Languages and Cultures, with specialization in Buddhist studies, from the University of California, Los Angeles (2000). He has spent extended periods as a visiting researcher at Komazawa University (Japan), Stanford University, the National University of Singapore, and the University of Hamburg (Germany), and has received several prestigious fellowships, including an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship (for senior researchers). Poceski’s most recent books are The Records of Mazu and the Making of Classical Chan Literature (Oxford 2015), The Wiley Blackwell Companion to East and Inner Asian Buddhism (Blackwell 2014, ed.), Introducing Chinese Religions (Routledge 2009), andOrdinary Mind as the Way: The Hongzhou School and the Growth of Chan Buddhism (Oxford 2007). His publications also include two other books and numerous articles and chapters on various aspects of Buddhist studies.

Recent books:

  • The Records of Mazu and the Making of Classical Chan Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • The Wiley Blackwell Companion to East and Inner Asian Buddhism (ed.). The Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.
  • Introducing Chinese Religions. London and New York: Routledge, 2009.
  • Ordinary Mind as the Way: The Hongzhou School and the Growth of Chan Buddhism. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Recent awards:

  • Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany), 2013-15
  • University of Florida Research Foundation Professor, 2011-2014

For more information, see Mario Poceski’s web page.