Goodman, Amanda

Amanda Goodman (Ph.D., Berkeley)
Assistant Professor
Department of East Asian Studies
Office Phone: 416-946-3350
Office Location: 170 St. George Street, Room 334
E-mail: amanda.goodman@utoronto.ca

Amanda Goodman received a B.A. in Chinese and Comparative Literature from Indiana University, an M.A. in Buddhist Studies from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from Berkeley. Her doctoral dissertation for the Berkeley Buddhist Studies program focused on Tang-Song Chinese Esoteric Buddhism. Her dissertation research centers on a number of recovered Dunhuang manuscripts, specifically a number of lineage texts that appear to relate the early Chan school with the Chinese Esoteric tradition. Amanda Goodman joined the Department of East Asian Studies in 2012 and is cross-appointed to the Department for the Study of Religion. Her research areas include Medieval Chinese Religions, East Asian Tantra, Dunhuang Studies, and Central Asian Studies.

Academic Background

  • PhD (Berkeley)
  • MA (Michigan)
  • BA (Indiana)

Areas of Research

Medieval Chinese Religions, East Asian Tantra, Dunhuang Studies, Central Asian Studies

 

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