Credentials: Asian Languages and Cultures, PhD
B.A., Chinese Literature, Beijing Normal University
M.A., East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
Field(s) of Interest: As a graduate student, Tiantian is interested in Mahāyāna Buddhism, Buddhist philosophy, and cultural transmissions. Specifically, her study centers on Yogācāya epistemology and historical traces of Buddhist concepts in religious discourses. She is also looking forward to exploring metaphorical applications in sūtras and visualization practice in meditation.