B.SocSc (CUHK); M.Phil, Ph.D. (Sun Yat-sen)
Tong Sau Lin graduated from the Department of Journalism and Communication in CUHK, obtaining her B.A. degree in Sociology. She majored in Chinese Philosophy and Chinese Buddhism in Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou) and received her M.Phil. & Ph.D. degrees in Chinese Philosophy. She attended the Division of Buddhism of Komazawa University (Tokyo) as a visiting scholar in 2002-2004. Her studies mainly focus on the interaction between Buddhism and Chinese culture, Chinese Buddhist ideology, translation of Chinese Buddhist texts, Sanskrit scriptures and Indian Buddhism.
Her recent publications include Entries of “Kumarajiva”, “Xuanzang (Hieun-Tsang)” and “Yijing (I Ching),” Encyclopedia of Indian Religions (forthcoming); “A Bodhisattva’s Viewpoint for Pluralism in Global Citizenship,” International Journal for the Study of Humanistic Buddhism (2012); “The Orientation of Academic Buddhist Education in a Value-Pluralistic Society,” Academic Symposium in Buddhism, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao & Taiwan (2012); “Ksitigarbha and the ‘Ten Kings’ Belief,” International Academic Conference on Ghost Culture: Ghost Culture in Religion, Literature and Film (2012); Sanskrit Buddhist Sutras: A Reader’s Guide (2010); Seng-Chao’s Understanding of Buddhist Doctrine and Geyi Buddhism (2008); A Reinterpretation of the Heart Sutra (2007); “The Relation between Seng-chao’s ‘On Prajñā Not Cognizant’ and Metaphysics in the Wei - Jin Dynasties,” Journal of Buddhist Studies of Komazawa University (2004).
She is now involving in the programme of “Series of the Chinese Buddhism” sponsored by Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies (Taipei) and working on the translation of Chinese Buddhist canons during early Northern Song by taking the acculturation approach.