Albert Welter
Core Faculty
Academic Advisory Board
Department Head
East Asian Studies


Ph.D McMaster University, 1987

Major Field: 

Chinese and Japanese Buddhism

Major Publications: 

  • Monks, Rulers, and Literati: The Political Ascendancy of Chan Buddhism (Oxford, 2006)
  • The Linji lu and the Creation of Chan Orthodoxy: The Development of Chan’s Records of Sayings Literature (Oxford, 2008)
  • Yongming Yanshou’s Conception of Chan in the Zongjing lu: A Special Transmission within the Scriptures (Oxford, 2011), etc.