Jiangnan Li is the 2023–2025 Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellow in Chinese Buddhism. His research centers on state-religion relationships in Song Dynasty China (960–1279). He received an M.A. (2015) in Chinese History from Capital Normal University and his Ph.D. (2023) from Arizona State University. His dissertation investigates mechanisms behind the interplays between imperial power and the Three Teachings of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism during the Song Dynasty. At UC Berkeley, he will further explore his interest in Buddhist studies and religious history and work to shape his dissertation into a book manuscript.
2023-2025 Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellow in Buddhist Studies