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  • Contributors

Yumin Ao, Ph.D. in Chinese studies, teaches at Kennesaw State University. She did research at the University of Otago in New Zealand, Taiwan Academia Sinica and the University of Tokyo and published a book on the narrative, thematic and musical structure of Yuan drama (zaju). Email:

Bao Yan is a graduate student at the Art Institute of Dongnan University, specializing in religious art. Email:

Ron Catabia, M.S., has been studying Sundo, Korean dantian cultivation, for 28 years, publishing about it variously. A member of the American Psychological Association, he also presents on Daoism and peace psychology. Email:

Shih-shan Susan Huang is an Associate Professor of Chinese Art at Rice University. She is the author of Picturing the True Form: Daoist Visual Culture in Traditional China (Harvard University Asia Center, 2012). Currently she is working on a book manuscript on Chinese Buddhist woodcuts. 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

Patricia Eichenbaum Karetzky is O Munsterberg Chair of Asian Art at Bard College, New York and Adjunct Professor at Lehman College, City University of New York, She was the editor of the Journal of Chinese Religions. The author has written ten books, sixty articles on Asian art, and curated numerous exhibitions. She now lives in New York City. Email: Website: [End Page 228]

Livia Kohn, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita of Religion and East Asian Studies at Boston University. The author or editor of over 40 books, she now lives in Florida, serves as the executive editor of Three Pines Press, and runs various workshops and conferences. Email:

John Leonard is an Australian poet with a keen interest in Daoism. He studied English at Oxford University and has a Ph.D. from the University of Queensland. He has published five volumes of poetry and his The Way of Poetry came out with Three Pines Press. Email:

Esmaeil Radpour is a Ph.D. research scholar of Philosophy and Religion at Banaras Hindu University, India. He currently works on a comparative study of the doctrine of Supreme Identity in the Mukhya Upanishads and early Daoist sources. He has recently completed an annotated translation of the Daodejing in Persian to be published in Iran soon. Email:

Thomas E. Smith, Ph.D., is an independent scholar, freelance translator for art galleries and museums in Taiwan, and occasional copyeditor (for Brill). During the nearly twenty-five years he lived in Taiwan, he worked as a translator for the Bureau of Foreign Trade. He recently moved to Ann Arbor, MI. Email:

Ulrich Steinvorth, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Hamburg, author of a dozen books and hundred-some articles in political philosophy, moral theory and metaphysics, is living in Kennesaw, Georgia, and Hamburg, Germany. Email:

Wang Xiaoyang is associate professor of Chinese art at the Art Institute of Dongnan University in Nanjing. His specialty is religious art and he has published several books on the subject, including Zhongguo daojiao zaoxiang yanjiu 中国道教造像研究 and Zhongguon mushi bihua shilun 中国墓室壁画史论. Email: [End Page 229]

Wei Yanli holds a Ph.D. in History. He is associate professor at Huaibei Normal University, where he also serves as the director of the Department of Political Science and the Law Institute. He has written several books on religion, history, and politics. Email:

Ekaterina Zavidovskaia, Ph.D., is adjunct assistant professor of Religious Studies at National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan). She is the author of two books on popular religion in northern China and Taiwan today, as well as of a number of publications on Chinese popular religion. Email: [End Page 230]