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237 Contributors Hirsh Diamant obtained his Ph.D. in arts and human development from Union Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio. He is currently teaching Silk Roads and Chinese Studies along with classes in Arts, Education, and Human Development at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington state. Email: Paul Fischer received his Ph.D. from the East Asian Languages and Civilizations department at the University of Chicago. He is currently an assistant professor of Asian Religions & Cultures in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Western Kentucky University. Email: paul. Guo Wu 郭武 (b. 1966), graduated from Peking University in 1988 and obtained his Ph.D. from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2002. He now serves as professor of Daoist Studies at the Institute for Religious Studies at Sichuan University and is also executive editor of the Hong Kong journal Hong Dao 弘道. His research focuses on late imperial Daoism, notably the Jingming and Quanzhen schools. Email: guowu Brian Hoffert obtained his M.A. in Comparative Philosophy from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and his Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Harvard. He is an associate professor of history and religious studies and coordinator of East Asian Studies at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. Email: Steve Jackowicz received his Ph. D. from Boston University in 2003 and is now both a licensed acupuncturist and assistant professor at Bridgeport University, Conn. in the Acupuncture Institute. He currently is exploring the relationship of the medical tradition to the material, martial, and musical culture of traditional East Asia. Email: stevejackowicz 238 / Journal of Daoist Studies 8 (2015) David McLachlan Jeffrey is a South African-born English language instructor at the Academic Bridge Program of Zayed University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He applies his life-long interest in ancient Chinese philosophy to contemporary classroom instruction through reflective research based on teacher diary studies. Email: Patricia Eichenbaum Karetzky received her Ph.D. in Chinese art in 1979 from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She is the O. Munsterberg Chair of Asian Art at Bard College, New York and is currently working on Chinese medieval religious art. Email: Livia Kohn, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita of Religion and East Asian Studies at Boston University. The author and editor of about thirty books, she now lives in Florida, serves as executive editor for Three Pines Press, and runs various workshops and conferences all over the world. Email: Lai Chi Tim 黎志添 received his Ph.D. from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago in 1995. He is Professor of Daoist Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also serves as Associate Director of the Institute of Chinese Studies and Director of the Centre for Studies of Daoist Culture. He also is editor-in-chief of the journal Daoism: Religion , History and Society as well as of a scholarly series of books on Daoist studies (道教研究論叢). His current research concerns Daoist ritual, Guangdong Daoism, and spirit-writing. Email: Denis Mair holds an M.A. in Chinese from Ohio State University. He has translated works of modern Chinese literature, including the poetry of Jidi Majia (University of Oklahoma Press, 2014). A translator for the Zhongkun Cultural Foundation in Beijing, he is also a fellow of the Hanching Academy, an institute of traditional studies located near Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan. E-mail: Contributors / 239 Thomas Michael obtained his Ph.D. in History of Religions from the University of Chicago. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion at Boston University. His publications include The Pristine Dao: Metaphysics in Early Daoist Discourse (2005) and In the Shadow of the Dao: Laozi, the Sage, and the Daodejing (2015), both from SUNY Press. Email: Michael Saso earned his Ph.D. at London University in 1971, then served as professor at Washington State and University of Hawaii. The author of numerous books and articles, he became emeritus in 1990, and since then has divided his time between Beijing...


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