Peter Gregory

A former graduate of Harvard University, Professor Peter N. Gregory works on medieval Chinese Buddhism, especially the Chan and Huayan traditions during the Tang and Song dynasties. He has written or edited seven books on the subject, including Tsung-mi and the Sinification of Buddhism (1991). He is currently completing a translation and study of a ninth-century Chinese Buddhist text on the historical and doctrinal origins of the Chan tradition. Professor Gregoy recently retired from the faculty at Smith College, where he had been the Jill Ker Conway Professor of Religion and East Asian Studies since 1999.