Institution: Grinnell College, Iowa, USA

Position: Assistant Professor


Dixuan Yujing Chen, Assistant Professor of East Asian Religions at Grinnell College, received her Ph.D. in Religious studies with a specialization in Buddhist Studies from the University of Florida. Her research explores Chinese Buddhist beliefs and practices, religious healing and health, and women in Buddhism. Her dissertation, titled “The Worship of Medicine Master Buddha in Medieval China,” investigates the historical development of beliefs and modes of worship centered on Medicine Buddha (Sk. Bhaiṣajyaguru; Ch. Yaoshi fo). In addition to the study of Buddhism from a historical perspective, she is interested in the contemporary mindfulness movement in North America. Her main areas of teaching include Buddhist studies, East Asian religions, religion and politics in modern China, women and religion, religious food, and religious healing practices.

Dixuan Yujing