Zhao, Alice Shan Shan

2018. McMaster University

Alice Shan Shan Zhao, M.A. student in Chinese Buddhism, received a stipend to support thesis research.

Shan Shan is interested in the topics of suicide and violence, especially self-immolation, in medieval Chinese Buddhism. More specifically, she is interested in the social and political issues related to Buddhist self-immolation and the interpretations from different groups at that time, including the sangha and government officials.