Living in the Chinese Cosmos: Understanding Religion in Late-Imperial China (1644-1911)
was produced by the Asia for Educators Program at Columbia University
in collaboration with faculty consultants Myron L. Cohen and Stephen F. Teiser.
Myron L. Cohen
Professor of Anthropology and Director, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
A specialist in Chinese society since the seventeenth century, Professor Cohen has conducted extensive field research in Taiwan and northern, eastern, and western mainland China and is the author of numerous publications, including Kinship, Contract, Community, and State: Anthropological Perspectives on China (2004). Professor Cohen’s major research interests include Chinese kinship; popular religion; community organization; the interconnections between local society and state organization and ideology; the cultural foundations of modern Chinese nationalism; social stratification; and economic culture.
Stephen F. Teiser
D. T. Suzuki Professor in Buddhist Studies, Princeton University
A specialist in Buddhism and Chinese religions, Professor Teiser is the author of The Ghost Festival in Medieval China (1988), Scripture on the Ten Kings and the Making of Purgatory in Medieval Chinese Buddhism (winner of the 1996 Joseph Levenson Book Prize), and the forthcoming Reinventing the Wheel: Paintings of Rebirth in Medieval Buddhist Temples.
ASIA FOR EDUCATORS PROGRAM, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Roberta H. Martin
PRODUCER & DESIGNER:
Sara Leeun Huong