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Thomas BORCHERT (浦同德)

Thomas BORCHERT (浦同德)

Thomas Borchert was a Visiting Research Fellow at NSC and an Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of Vermont in the United States. He is interested in contemporary forms of monasticism, particularly within Theravada Buddhism, and also in religion and politics in China and Thailand. He is currently working on a manuscript on the local, national and transnational conceptions of Buddhism through practices of monastic education among the Theravada Buddhists of Southwest China. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 2006.