Prof. Meir Shahar

Meir Shahar, Ph.D (Harvard University)
Professor of Chinese Studies
Department of East Asian Studies
Tel Aviv University
P.O.Box 39040
Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978
Phone: 972-3-6405952
Fax: 972-3-6405950


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טלפו? 03-6405952
פק? 03-6405950



Meir Shahar received his undergraduate degree from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. After studying Chinese in Taipei, he went on to pursue graduate studies in the United States, receiving his PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University in 1992. Meir Shahar is currently Professor of Chinese Studies at the Department of East Asian Studies, Tel Aviv University. Meir Shahar's research interests include the interplay of Chinese religion and Chinese literature, Chinese martial-arts history, Chinese esoteric Buddhism, and the impact of Indian mythology of the Chinese pantheon of divinities.

Meir Shahar is the author of Crazy Ji: Chinese Religion and Popular Literature (Harvard University Asia Center, 1998); and the Shaolin Monastery: History, Religion, and the Chinese Martial Arts (University of Hawaii Press, 2008), which has been translated into several languages including Italian, Portuguese, and Polish. He is the co-editor (with Robert Weller) of Unruly Gods: Divinity and Society in China (University of Hawaii Press, 1996) and the co-editor (with John Kieschnick) of India in the Chinese Imagination: Myth, Religion, and Thought (The University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013).

Meir Shahar's Hebrew-Language publications include The Chinese Religion (הד?הסינית) (1998) and a translation of Wu Cheng'en's Monkey and the Magic Gourd (קו?ודלע?הקסמים), with drawings by Noga Zhang Shahar (נג??אנ?שח?.

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