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Christian LAMMERTS

Christian LAMMERTS

Christian Lammerts works on the histories, practices, and literatures of Buddhism and religious legal culture in Southeast Asia. His current research is focused on the criticism and analysis of locally and regionally compiled Buddhist texts preserved in Burmese and mainland Southeast Asian manuscripts, though he maintains strong comparative interests in religion and law and the transmission of legal knowledge across Asia. He is currently working on two books. The first comprises a history of vernacular and Pali dhammasattha literature, written law, and Buddhist legal, scientific, and textual culture in Burma and mainland Southeast Asia. The second presents an annotated scholarly edition, translation, and study of the Manusara-dhammasattha-patha, a mid-17th Century Pali legal text, together with its Burmese commentary. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Williams College, two M.A. degrees in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of London and Cornell University, and received his PhD in Asian Religions from Cornell University in 2010.