Keshu is a first year Master of Theological Studies student at Harvard Divinity School. He concentrates on East Asian religions and is especially interested in the history of the thoughts and practices of Buddhism in China. Keshu is from Wenzhou, China, and he received his undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree in East Asian Studies from Duke University. The SRC fellowship provides him the opportunity to combine his philosophical interest in science with his current studies of East Asian Buddhism. As a junior fellow, he will explore the Buddhist revival in modern China within the historical context of the discourses of science, religion, and superstition. He plans to investigate how the Yogācāra school of Buddhism was revived in relation to science and modernity in the early 20th-century China.
For more about Keshu's work, read An Interview with Keshu Pan.