Jonathan Silk

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials J.A.
Main position Hoogleraar UL
Disciplines Theology and religious studies
  Area Studies
  Arts and culture
Chair The Study of Buddhism
Domain Humanities
Membership Member
Since 2016
Member of Humanities
Employed by Universiteit Leiden, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Leiden Institute for Area Studies
Matthias de Vrieshof 3, Room 0.05b
2311 BZ Leiden
tel.  071 527 2510
Personal website

Jonathan Silk’s research covers the entire Buddhist world, from antiquity to the present day. His profound knowledge of the literature of this complex, multilingual world and his unerring eye for the interaction between the textual tradition of Buddhism and the social history of Buddhist societies have made Silk one of the most interesting and acclaimed scholars of Buddhist Studies in the world.