Past Member

Franciscus Verellen

Funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Edwin C. and Elizabeth A. Whitehead Fellow

Affiliation

Historical Studies

Field of Study

East Asian Studies

Home Institution

Ecole francaise d'Extreme-Orient
From
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Franciscus Verellen is writing about the origin and growth of 'Heavenly Master' Daoism in medieval China. His project is to elucidate how ritual relates to communal organization in China's indigenous religion, against the backdrop of the propagation of Buddhism and its impact on Chinese thought and society.

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Historical Studies

Degrees

Paris 7
Ph.D.
1986
Ecole pratique des Hautes Etudes
Diploma
1985
University of Hamburg
M.A.
1977

Honors

2009
Order of the Legion of Honor
2008
Member, Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-lettres
2008
Order of the Palmes academiques
2007
American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion
2005
Association of American Publishers Award for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing

Appointments

University of California, Berkeley
1997
Visiting Associate Professor
Princeton University
1990–1991
Visiting Assistant Professor
Columbia University
1987–1990
Mellon Teaching Fellow