Ben Van Overmeire
Assistant Professorof Religious Studies at Duke Kunshan University
Hi, I’m Ben Van Overmeire. Currently, I’m Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Duke Kunshan University. I’m working on a book on how modern autobiographical narratives of Zen life incorporate koan, medieval Zen riddles such as “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” or “What was your name before you were born?” My work has appeared in Religions,
, The Journal of the
Buddhist-Christian Studies Society
Journal of Popular Culture
and other publications.
Current Research Interests
- Zen koan literature
- contemporary Zen convert autobiographical literature
- utopian literature
- Buddhist modernity
Current Appointments & Affiliations
Education, Training, & Certifications
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