Dr. Darui Long
Faculty of Religious Studies
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Dr. Darui Long is a Professor of Chinese religion at University of the West.
In 1996 Dr. Long earned his Ph.D. at Beijing's Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Upon graduation, he obtained "The Senior Fellowship" from the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University, and "Harvard-Yenching Institute". He continued his research in Chinese Buddhism with the support of University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Long taught Eastern religions and Chinese religions at the University of Calgary, Canada from 2000 - 2002.
He returned to University of the West in 2002 and has taught Chinese Buddhism, Chinese philosophy, Chinese religions, Chinese history, and Dunhuang studies. Between 2002 and 2007, he served as Assistant to the Dean of Academic Affairs, and Acting Chair of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
In 2009, Dr. Long obtained a scholarship from Princeton University and spent one month doing research on the rare editions of Chinese Buddhist canon. He also spent three weeks at the Regenstein Library, University of Chicago, examining its collection of the Northern Yongle Edition of the Chinese Buddhist Canon. He has traveled widely in China checking the rare books in Buddhist literature preserved in libraries, museums, and temples in China.