Dr. Andrews Awarded Major Fellowship for Research on East Asian Religion

(November 2013)

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC), an independent, nonprofit international organization founded in 1923 and based in Brooklyn, New York, has awarded Dr. Susan Andrews a Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research on Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections. The fellowship provides nearly $70,000 in funding for Dr. Andrews’ project, “Replicating Replicas: The Creation of the Pan-Asian Mount Wutai Cult in Pre-Fourteenth Century China, Korea, and Japan.” The project will contribute to the understanding of the connections between seemingly distant locales in East Asia through a careful study of the ways that Wutai narratives and practices were preserved, transformed, and used to new ends in China, Korea, and Japan. The award will allow Dr. Andrews to participate in workshops and conferences in Turkey, China, Belgium, and Austria over the next year.