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Garance Chao Zhang 張 超


Contact

chao.vicente@ephe.sorbonne.fr 

 

Research Interests

My field of research is the religious culture of premodern China (around the 10th-15th centuries). I am particularly interested in Chan/Zen Buddhism, which, during this period, experienced unparalleled dynamism on Chinese soil and spread throughout a vast area of East Asia. I have examined two major aspects of its religious paradigm - historiography and monasticism - by situating them both in the Buddhist tradition and in the contexts of Chinese society and the Sinosphere. I will soon be developing a third line of research on the establishment of Chinese Chan in Medieval Japan.  

 

Academic Appointments

Since 2019, Permanent Research Associate, École Pratique des Hautes Études / East Asian Civilisations Research Centre (CRCAO).

Since 2019, Lecturer, École Pratique des Hautes Études.

2018-2019, Sheng Yen Postdoc Researcher, National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilisation - Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Buddhism.

2017-2018, JSPS Postdoc Researcher, Komazawa University - Zen Institute.

06-09/2016, Visiting Researcher, International College for Postgraduate Buddhist Studies - International Institute for Buddhist Studies.

2015-2017, Instructor, National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilisation - Chinese Studies Department.

07-10/2015, Postdoc Researcher, École française d'Extrême-Orient.

2012-2014, Assistant Lecturer (ATER), École Normale Supérieure de Lyon - Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Civilisations Department.

2008-2011, Doctoral Researcher, École Pratique des Hautes Études.

 

Education

2014, PhD, Historical and Philological Sciences, École Pratique des Hautes Études.

2011, University Diploma, Japanese Language and Civilisation, University Paris Diderot.

2008, MA, Chinese Studies, University Paris Diderot.

2006, BA, Psychology, University Paris Descartes.

 

Participation in Collective Research Projects

Since 2020, Member of the research group of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia at the University of Tokyo 東京大学東洋文化研究所 "A Study of Chinese Zen Buddhism" 中国禅宗語録の研究

Since 2020, Coordinator of the CRCAO China Program "Directory of Patronymics and Titles of Function in the Dunhuang Manuscripts". 

Since 2019, Member of the CRCAO China Program “Histories and Historians in Classical China”. 

2014-2018, Member of the CRCAO China Program “Scholarly Conduct and Identities in Song China (960-1279)”. 

 

Current Teaching

Lecture series "Réussir sa carrière religieuse : La vie des moines du bouddhisme Chan en Chine prémoderne" (A Successful Religious Career: The Life of Chan Buddhist Monks in Premodern China), École Pratique des Hautes Études.

 

Conference Organized

(In collaboration with Ishii Seijun) Song-Dynasty Chan. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on an East Asian Buddhist Tradition, Collège de France and Sorbonne, February 27th–29th 2020. 

 

 

 


Journal articles6 documents

  • Zhang Chao. Popular Religion and the Dialectic of Supernaturalism in Chan Historiography. Journal of the International College for Postgraduate Buddhist Studies, 2019, 23, pp.175-196. ⟨halshs-02414399⟩
  • Zhang Chao. 宋代禅門と士大夫の外護. Journal of Buddhist Studies 駒澤大学仏教学部論集, 2019, 50, pp.167-188. ⟨halshs-02414494⟩
  • Zhang Chao. 禪林筆記與大慧派禪僧仲溫曉瑩. International Zen Studies , 2018, 2, pp.179-198. ⟨halshs-02414434⟩
  • Zhang Chao. Chan Miscellanea and the Shaping of the Religious Lineage of Chinese Buddhism under the Song. Journal of the International College for Postgraduate Buddhist Studies, 2017, 21, pp.243-282. ⟨halshs-02414511⟩
  • Zhang Chao. Aperçu sur les biji ou les miscellanées du bouddhisme Chan. Études Chinoises, Association française d'études chinoises, 2015. ⟨halshs-02413766⟩
  • Zhang Chao. Les grand-mères vulgaires : l’évolution d’une représentation féminine du bouddhisme chan. Études Chinoises, Association française d'études chinoises, 2012, XXXI (1), pp.67-80. ⟨halshs-02414522⟩

Book sections2 documents

  • Zhang Chao. 法國學者中國宗教文學研究述評. 武漢大學中國宗教文學與宗教文獻研究中心. 海外中國宗教文學研究史論, In press. ⟨hal-02415034⟩
  • Zhang Chao. 唐宋禪宗文學婆子形象之比較研究. 佛教思想與當代應用, 宗教文化出版社, pp.54-65, 2015. ⟨hal-02415043⟩

Other publications4 documents

  • Zhang Chao. Book Review. Ogawa Takashi 小川隆, Chūgoku zenshūshi : "Zen no goroku" dōdoku 中国禅宗史 : 「禅の語録」導読, Tokyo : Chikuma shobo, 2020,4. Tang yanjiu 唐研究 26 : 611-622.. 2021. ⟨hal-02935721⟩
  • Zhang Chao. Miscellanées historiques (Chine). Encyclopédie des historiographies : Afriques, Amériques, Asies : Volume 1 : sources et genres historiques (Tome 1 et Tome 2), 2020. ⟨hal-02568284⟩
  • Zhang Chao. Vincent Durand-Dastès (ed), Empreintes du tantrisme en Chine et en Asie orientale: Imaginaires, rituels, influences. Leuven: Peeters, 2016.. 2018, pp.176-179. ⟨halshs-02414551⟩
  • Zhang Chao. John Kieschnick and Meir Shahar (eds), India in the Chinese Imagination: Myth, Religion, and Thought. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014.. 2016, pp.547-570. ⟨10.1163/15685322-10245P07⟩. ⟨halshs-02413733⟩

Theses1 document

  • Zhang Chao. Formation des paradigmes religieux entre essai et hagiographie : étude de deux biji du bouddhisme Chan des Song du Sud (1127-1279). Religions. Ecole pratique des hautes études, 2014. Français. ⟨tel-02935640⟩

Conference papers3 documents

  • Zhang Chao. Gestionnaire du dharma. Sur l’abbé du monastère Chan des Song. Song-Dynasty Chan: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on an East Asian Buddhist Tradition, Feb 2020, PARIS, France. ⟨hal-03208958⟩
  • Zhang Chao. Popular Religions and the Dialectic of Supernaturalism in Chan Historiography. From the Caoxi Creek to Mogao Cave: Interdisciplinary Studies of Chan Buddhism and the Dunhuang Cache from Multiple Sources and Perspectives, Jan 2018, Taipei, Taiwan. ⟨hal-03203566⟩
  • Zhang Chao. Religious Practices in Literary Circles of the Song Dynasty – The Jiangxi School of Poetry and its Appropriation of the Local Clerical Buddhism. Second Conference on Middle Period Chinese Humanities, Sep 2017, Leiden, Netherlands. ⟨hal-03203565⟩