Zhouyang Ma

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Ma, Z.

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bio Born in China with a deep fascination for Inner Asian cultures and religions, Zhouyang Ma embarked on his journey into Tibetan Studies as an undergraduate in 2011. His academic journey led him to earn an MA in East Asian Studies from Columbia University in 2016, followed by a PhD in Inner Asian and Altaic Studies from Harvard University in 2023.

Zhouyang Ma’s current research revolves around the rich tapestry of Buddhist culture within the Tangut Xia State, also known as Xixia or Western Xia (1038–1227). This historical period witnessed a convergence of Tibetan and Chinese Buddhist traditions in the Tangut area, and Zhouyang Ma’s doctoral dissertation, titled “An Inner Asian Buddhist Revolution: The Rise of Tibetan Buddhism in the Tangut Xia State,” delves into how the Tanguts became the earliest adopters of Tibetan Buddhism outside of the Tibetan heartland. His research interests encompass the compelling cultural exchanges between Tibetan and Tangut Buddhists, the intricate interplay between religion and politics, and the practices of Buddhist scholasticism within the Tangut State.

Beyond his research pursuits, Zhouyang Ma is an experienced educator, proficient in teaching languages and cultures, and actively engaged in the study of relevant pedagogy. His educational credentials include the Bok Certificate in Teaching Language and Culture and the Certificate of Distinction in Teaching from Harvard University. Over the years, he has imparted knowledge through general educational courses focusing on Chinese classics and Buddhist philosophy, along with extensive experience teaching Classical Tibetan. Currently, Zhouyang Ma is working on an introductory textbook for the Tangut language. (Source Accessed June 19, 2024)

associatedwebsite Austrian Academy of Sciences
affiliation Austrian Academy of Sciences
phduniversity Harvard
  • PhD in Inner Asian and Altaic Studies from Harvard University, 2023
  • MA in East Asian Studies from Columbia University, 2016.
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