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Faculty Members

Mr. Georgios T. Halkias, Director, Associate Professor
Director, Associate Professor

Georgios T. Halkias

Director, Associate Professor
DRPC Chairman
BA (Hawaii), MA (Hawaii), MA (Amsterdam), DPhil (Oxford)

Email: halkias@hku.hk
Tel: (852) 3917-2846
Address: Rm 409A, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

Klaus-Dieter K. Mathes image, Professor
Professor

Klaus-Dieter Mathes

Venerable Yuen Hang Memorial Trust Professor in Buddhist Studies
UG Programme Coordinator
MA (Bonn), PhD (Marburg), Habilitation (Hamburg)

Email: kdmathes@hku.hk
Tel: (852) 3910-2458
Address: Rm 404, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

Research Interests:

Indian Mahāmudrā Studies | Buddha-nature and hermeneutics | Maitreya Works | Buddhist Philosophy (mostly Madhyamaka) and Science

Links

https://hku-hk.academia.edu/KlausDieterMathes

Courses Taught

BSTC2027 Tibetan Buddhism
BSTC2048 Buddhism and Science: View and Meditation in the Light of Physics and Neuroscience
BSTC6002 Mahayana Buddhism
BSTC7122 Yogācāra Models of Reality

Assistant Professor

Catherine Hardie

Assistant Professor
RPG Career and Development Adviser
DPhil (Oxon), MPhil (Oxon), MA (Hawai’i), LLB (Hons), BA, DML (Melb)

Email: cehardie@hku.hk
Tel: (852) 3917-7205
Address: Rm 403, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

Research Interests:

Tibetan Buddhism in the Sinosphere | Buddhism and contemporary Tibetan society | Anthropology of Buddhism

Links

https://orcid.org/my-orcid?orcid=0000-0001-7813-2343

Courses Taught

BSTC2021  Buddhist Ethics
BSTC2049 Buddhism and Gender
BSTC7112   Buddhist Ethics
BSTC6031 Special topics in Buddhist studies (3): Anthropology of Buddhism

Hin Hung Sik image, CBS Senior Fellow
CBS Senior Fellow

Hin Hung Sik

CBS Senior Fellow
Honorary Assistant Professor
Chairman, Committee of Master of Buddhist Counselling Programme
BA (Oregon), MA (London)

Email: hinhung@hku.hk
Tel: (852) 3917-2847
Address: Rm 413, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

Xing Guang image, Senior Lecturer
Senior Lecturer

Xing Guang

Senior Lecturer
Chairman, Committee of Master of Buddhist Studies Programme
BA (BAC), MA (Kelaniya), MPhil (Kelaniya), PhD (London)

Email: guangxin@hku.hk
Tel: (852) 3917-5040
Address: Rm 405, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

Research Interests:

Early Buddhism | Comparative Study of Pāli Nikayas and Chinese Agamas | Early Mahāyāna | Chinese Buddhism: History and Doctrine | Early and Chinese Buddhist Ethics |

Links

https://hku-hk.academia.edu/guangxing
https://repository.hku.hk/cris/rp/rp01138

Courses Taught

CCCH9018 Buddhism and Chinese Culture (offered twice a year)
BSTC2002 Life and Buddhism
BSTC6044 History of Chinese Buddhism

Kin Cheung (George) Lee image, Lecturer
Senior Lecturer

Kin Cheung (George) Lee

Senior Lecturer
Academic Advisor, Master of Buddhist Counselling
Licensed Psychologist (PSY28022)
Registered Supervisor in Professional Practice of Buddhist Counselling (RBCS-0003)
BA (SDSU), MA (USC), MA (Alliant), MBuddhStud (HKU), PhD (Alliant), PhD (HKU)

Email: glee123@hku.hk
Tel: (852) 3917-5068
Address: Rm 409, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

Research Interests:

Buddhist Counseling | Buddhist-derived interventions | Buddhist-teachings based interventions | Buddhist Teachings as Theoretical Orientation

Links

https://www.noteknowchoose.com/

Courses Taught

BSTC7600 Theories and practice in Buddhist counselling I
BSTC7601 Theories and practice in Buddhist counselling II
BSTC7602 Spiritual formation through contemplative practices (co-taught)
Module 5. Field Practicum of Buddhist Counselling (co-taught)

G.A. Somaratne image, Senior Lecturer
Senior Lecturer

G. A. Somaratne

Senior Lecturer
BA (Kelaniya), MA (Northwestern), PhD (Northwestern)

Email: soma@hku.hk
Tel: (852) 3917-5076
Address: Rm 408, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

Chung-hui Tsui image, Lecturer
Lecturer

Chung-hui Tsui

Lecturer
Tung Lin Kok Yuen Scholar in Buddhist Art and Culture
BA (FJCU), MA (London), MBuddhStud (HK), PhD (HK)

Email: chunghui@hku.hk
Tel: (852) 3917-5018
Address: Rm 407, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

Research Interests:

Buddhist Cave Art & Archaeology along the Silk Road | Dunhuang Art & Culture | Chinese Calligraphy & Buddhist writing culture | Buddhist Manuscripts from Dunhuang and Turfan | Chinese Art & Culture

Links

https://hku-hk.academia.edu/ZhonghuiCui

Courses Taught

CCCH9044 Dunhuang and the Silk Road: Art, Culture and Trade
BSTC2010 Buddhist Art & Architecture
BSTC2014 Chinese Buddhist Art
BSTC2030 Chinese Buddhist Calligraphy
BSTC6080 Chinese Buddhist Art along the Silk Road
BSTC7003 Dunhuang Buddhist Art and Culture

Bonnie Wu image, Lecturer
Lecturer

Bonnie W.Y. Wu

Lecturer
BSW (HK), PhD (HK), RSW

Email: bonniewu@hku.hk
Tel:(852) 3917-5066
Address: Rm 413, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

Research Interests:

Buddhist counselling and Buddhist-based intervention | Buddhist education | Mindfulness and meditation | Buddhism and neuroscience | Group work

Links

https://hub.hku.hk/cris/rp/rp03215

Courses Taught

BSTC7611 Group work in Buddhist and traditional counselling
BSTC7604 Awareness Training Program (co-taught)
BSTC8998 Capstone Experience
Module 4 Advanced Research Methods in Buddhist Counselling
Module 5 Field Practicum of Buddhist Counselling (co-taught)

Visiting Professor

Qing Chang

Visiting Professor
BA (PKU), MA (PKU), PhD (Kansas)

Email: cq1188@hku.hk
Address: Rm 406, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

Research Interests:

Buddhist Art and Archaeology

Courses Taught

BSTC6030 Special topics in Buddhist studies (2): Buddhist architecture

Dr. Jennifer Yim, Adjunct Associate Professor
Adjunct Associate Professor

Jennifer S.W. Yim

Adjunct Associate Professor
BSW (HKBU), MEd Counselling (CUHK), PGDE FCSW (HKPU), MBuddhStud, (HK), EDD (UTS)

Email: yimshuiwa@gmail.com
Tel: (852) 3162-6300
Address: Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

Research Interests:

Buddhist counseling | Gifted education and counseling | Training and supervising counsellors | Mental and emotional health | Parent Education

Courses Taught

BSTC7603 Dharma Therapy (co-taught)
Module 3 Professional Ethics in Buddhist Counselling

Tony Chui image, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Tony K.M. Chui

Adjunct Assistant Professor
MBS Capstone Experience Coordinator
BSc (Toronto), MPhil (HK), MBuddhStud (HK), PhD (HK)

Email: tonychui@hku.hk
Tel: (852) 3917-7204
Address: Rm 412, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

Research Interests:

Tibetan Medicine | Health and healing in cultural systems | Japanese  Aesthetics |

Courses Taught

BSTC2003 The Influence of Zen Buddhism on Japanese Aesthetics
BSTC2009 Japanese Culture and Thoughts: The Buddhist Impact
BSTC8xxx/8999 Master of Buddhist Studies Capstone Experience

Sik Faren image, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Fa Ren Sik

Adjunct Assistant Professor
BA (CUHK), MPhil (CUHK), PhD (Lancaster)

Email: faren@hku.hk
Address: Rm 412, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

Research Interests:

Chinese Culture and Religions | Studies on the practice of Chinese Buddhism | History of Chinese Buddhism | Studies of Chinese Buddhist Canons | Chinese Buddhism in Contemporary period | Anthropology approach to the studies of Chinese Buddhism

Courses Taught

BSTC2004 Chinese Buddhism and Ritual
BSTC2005 Buddhism in today’s world
BSTC7606 Buddhist homiletics: The art of presenting Buddhist teachings (co-taught)
BSTC7607 Buddhist liturgy and rituals (co-taught)

Hin Yan Sik image, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Hin Yan Sik

Adjunct Assistant Professor
BSc (Surrey), MSc (Surrey), PhD (HK)

Email: buddhistspiritualcare@gmail.com
Address: Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

Helena S.Y. Yuen image, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Helena S.Y. Yuen

Adjunct Assistant Professor
LLB (London), MA (California), PhD (HK)

Dipen Barua image, Honorary Lecturer
Honorary Lecturer

Dipen Barua

Honorary Lecturer
BA (Calcutta), MA (Pune), MBuddhStud (HK), MPhil (HK), PhD (HK)

Email: dipen@hku.hk
Address: Rm 412, Centre of Buddhist Studies, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

Research Interests:

Pāli Textual Studies | Consciousness in Indian Buddhist Philosophy | Modern Movements of Engaged Buddhism

Links

https://hku-hk.academia.edu/DipenBarua

Courses Taught

BSTC2016 Pāli language I
BSTC2019 Pali language II
BSTC3044 Pali language III
BSTC3045 Pali language VI
BSTC7006 Pali I
BSTC7007 Pali II

Honorary Lecturer

Ben Luk

Honorary Lecturer
BA Hons (CUHK), Dip-ed (HKU), MPhil (CUHK), MA (HKU), MBuddhStud (HKU), PhD (HKU)

Research Interests:

 

Links

 

Courses Taught

BSTC2028 Making Sense of Chan Buddhism

Amrita Nanda, Honorary Lecturer
Honorary Lecturer

Amrita Nanda

Honorary Lecturer
BA (Kelaniya), MBuddhStud (HK), PhD (HK)

Email: nanda@hku.hk
Tel: (852) 3917-5077
Address: Rm 409, 4/F, Jockey Club Tower Centennial Campus

Research Interests:

Historical Development of Indian Buddhism | Theravāda Buddhist Soteriological Developments | Pāli Commentarial Studies | Buddhist Canonical Languages

Courses Taught

BSTC2008 Sanskrit Language I
BSTC2020 Sanskrit Language II
BSTC3040 Sanskrit language III
BSTC3040 Sanskrit language IV
BSTC7008 Sanskrit I
BSTC7009 Sanskrit II
BSTC7606 Buddhist homiletics: The art of presenting Buddhist teachings (co-taught)
BSTC7607 Buddhist Rituals and Liturgy (co-taught)

Phuntsok Wangchuk, Honorary Lecturer
Honorary Lecturer

Phuntsok Wangchuk

Honorary Lecturer
BA (DKCLI), MBuddhStud (HK), PhD (HK)

Email: Wangchuk@hku.hk
Tel: (852) 3917-5902
Address: Rm 413, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus


Mr. Georgios T. Halkias, Director, Associate Professor
Director, Associate Professor

Georgios T. Halkias

Director, Associate Professor
DRPC Chairman
BA (Hawaii), MA (Hawaii), MA (Amsterdam), DPhil (Oxford)

Email: halkias@hku.hk
Tel: (852) 3917-2846
Address: Rm 409A, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus


Klaus-Dieter K. Mathes image, Professor
Professor

Klaus-Dieter Mathes

Venerable Yuen Hang Memorial Trust Professor in Buddhist Studies
UG Programme Coordinator
MA (Bonn), PhD (Marburg), Habilitation (Hamburg)

Email: kdmathes@hku.hk
Tel: (852) 3910-2458
Address: Rm 404, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

Research Interests:

Indian Mahāmudrā Studies | Buddha-nature and hermeneutics | Maitreya Works | Buddhist Philosophy (mostly Madhyamaka) and Science

Links

https://hku-hk.academia.edu/KlausDieterMathes

Courses Taught

BSTC2027 Tibetan Buddhism
BSTC2048 Buddhism and Science: View and Meditation in the Light of Physics and Neuroscience
BSTC6002 Mahayana Buddhism
BSTC7122 Yogācāra Models of Reality


Assistant Professor

Catherine Hardie

Assistant Professor
RPG Career and Development Adviser
DPhil (Oxon), MPhil (Oxon), MA (Hawai’i), LLB (Hons), BA, DML (Melb)

Email: cehardie@hku.hk
Tel: (852) 3917-7205
Address: Rm 403, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

Research Interests:

Tibetan Buddhism in the Sinosphere | Buddhism and contemporary Tibetan society | Anthropology of Buddhism

Links

https://orcid.org/my-orcid?orcid=0000-0001-7813-2343

Courses Taught

BSTC2021  Buddhist Ethics
BSTC2049 Buddhism and Gender
BSTC7112   Buddhist Ethics
BSTC6031 Special topics in Buddhist studies (3): Anthropology of Buddhism


Hin Hung Sik image, CBS Senior Fellow
CBS Senior Fellow

Hin Hung Sik

CBS Senior Fellow
Honorary Assistant Professor
Chairman, Committee of Master of Buddhist Counselling Programme
BA (Oregon), MA (London)

Email: hinhung@hku.hk
Tel: (852) 3917-2847
Address: Rm 413, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus


Xing Guang image, Senior Lecturer
Senior Lecturer

Xing Guang

Senior Lecturer
Chairman, Committee of Master of Buddhist Studies Programme
BA (BAC), MA (Kelaniya), MPhil (Kelaniya), PhD (London)

Email: guangxin@hku.hk
Tel: (852) 3917-5040
Address: Rm 405, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

Research Interests:

Early Buddhism | Comparative Study of Pāli Nikayas and Chinese Agamas | Early Mahāyāna | Chinese Buddhism: History and Doctrine | Early and Chinese Buddhist Ethics |

Links

https://hku-hk.academia.edu/guangxing
https://repository.hku.hk/cris/rp/rp01138

Courses Taught

CCCH9018 Buddhism and Chinese Culture (offered twice a year)
BSTC2002 Life and Buddhism
BSTC6044 History of Chinese Buddhism


Kin Cheung (George) Lee image, Lecturer
Senior Lecturer

Kin Cheung (George) Lee

Senior Lecturer
Academic Advisor, Master of Buddhist Counselling
Licensed Psychologist (PSY28022)
Registered Supervisor in Professional Practice of Buddhist Counselling (RBCS-0003)
BA (SDSU), MA (USC), MA (Alliant), MBuddhStud (HKU), PhD (Alliant), PhD (HKU)

Email: glee123@hku.hk
Tel: (852) 3917-5068
Address: Rm 409, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

Research Interests:

Buddhist Counseling | Buddhist-derived interventions | Buddhist-teachings based interventions | Buddhist Teachings as Theoretical Orientation

Links

https://www.noteknowchoose.com/

Courses Taught

BSTC7600 Theories and practice in Buddhist counselling I
BSTC7601 Theories and practice in Buddhist counselling II
BSTC7602 Spiritual formation through contemplative practices (co-taught)
Module 5. Field Practicum of Buddhist Counselling (co-taught)


G.A. Somaratne image, Senior Lecturer
Senior Lecturer

G. A. Somaratne

Senior Lecturer
BA (Kelaniya), MA (Northwestern), PhD (Northwestern)

Email: soma@hku.hk
Tel: (852) 3917-5076
Address: Rm 408, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus


Chung-hui Tsui image, Lecturer
Lecturer

Chung-hui Tsui

Lecturer
Tung Lin Kok Yuen Scholar in Buddhist Art and Culture
BA (FJCU), MA (London), MBuddhStud (HK), PhD (HK)

Email: chunghui@hku.hk
Tel: (852) 3917-5018
Address: Rm 407, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

Research Interests:

Buddhist Cave Art & Archaeology along the Silk Road | Dunhuang Art & Culture | Chinese Calligraphy & Buddhist writing culture | Buddhist Manuscripts from Dunhuang and Turfan | Chinese Art & Culture

Links

https://hku-hk.academia.edu/ZhonghuiCui

Courses Taught

CCCH9044 Dunhuang and the Silk Road: Art, Culture and Trade
BSTC2010 Buddhist Art & Architecture
BSTC2014 Chinese Buddhist Art
BSTC2030 Chinese Buddhist Calligraphy
BSTC6080 Chinese Buddhist Art along the Silk Road
BSTC7003 Dunhuang Buddhist Art and Culture


Bonnie Wu image, Lecturer
Lecturer

Bonnie W.Y. Wu

Lecturer
BSW (HK), PhD (HK), RSW

Email: bonniewu@hku.hk
Tel:(852) 3917-5066
Address: Rm 413, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

Research Interests:

Buddhist counselling and Buddhist-based intervention | Buddhist education | Mindfulness and meditation | Buddhism and neuroscience | Group work

Links

https://hub.hku.hk/cris/rp/rp03215

Courses Taught

BSTC7611 Group work in Buddhist and traditional counselling
BSTC7604 Awareness Training Program (co-taught)
BSTC8998 Capstone Experience
Module 4 Advanced Research Methods in Buddhist Counselling
Module 5 Field Practicum of Buddhist Counselling (co-taught)


Visiting Professor

Qing Chang

Visiting Professor
BA (PKU), MA (PKU), PhD (Kansas)

Email: cq1188@hku.hk
Address: Rm 406, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

Research Interests:

Buddhist Art and Archaeology

Courses Taught

BSTC6030 Special topics in Buddhist studies (2): Buddhist architecture


Dr. Jennifer Yim, Adjunct Associate Professor
Adjunct Associate Professor

Jennifer S.W. Yim

Adjunct Associate Professor
BSW (HKBU), MEd Counselling (CUHK), PGDE FCSW (HKPU), MBuddhStud, (HK), EDD (UTS)

Email: yimshuiwa@gmail.com
Tel: (852) 3162-6300
Address: Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

Research Interests:

Buddhist counseling | Gifted education and counseling | Training and supervising counsellors | Mental and emotional health | Parent Education

Courses Taught

BSTC7603 Dharma Therapy (co-taught)
Module 3 Professional Ethics in Buddhist Counselling


Tony Chui image, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Tony K.M. Chui

Adjunct Assistant Professor
MBS Capstone Experience Coordinator
BSc (Toronto), MPhil (HK), MBuddhStud (HK), PhD (HK)

Email: tonychui@hku.hk
Tel: (852) 3917-7204
Address: Rm 412, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

Research Interests:

Tibetan Medicine | Health and healing in cultural systems | Japanese  Aesthetics |

Courses Taught

BSTC2003 The Influence of Zen Buddhism on Japanese Aesthetics
BSTC2009 Japanese Culture and Thoughts: The Buddhist Impact
BSTC8xxx/8999 Master of Buddhist Studies Capstone Experience


Sik Faren image, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Fa Ren Sik

Adjunct Assistant Professor
BA (CUHK), MPhil (CUHK), PhD (Lancaster)

Email: faren@hku.hk
Address: Rm 412, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

Research Interests:

Chinese Culture and Religions | Studies on the practice of Chinese Buddhism | History of Chinese Buddhism | Studies of Chinese Buddhist Canons | Chinese Buddhism in Contemporary period | Anthropology approach to the studies of Chinese Buddhism

Courses Taught

BSTC2004 Chinese Buddhism and Ritual
BSTC2005 Buddhism in today’s world
BSTC7606 Buddhist homiletics: The art of presenting Buddhist teachings (co-taught)
BSTC7607 Buddhist liturgy and rituals (co-taught)


Hin Yan Sik image, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Hin Yan Sik

Adjunct Assistant Professor
BSc (Surrey), MSc (Surrey), PhD (HK)

Email: buddhistspiritualcare@gmail.com
Address: Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus


Helena S.Y. Yuen image, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Helena S.Y. Yuen

Adjunct Assistant Professor
LLB (London), MA (California), PhD (HK)


Dipen Barua image, Honorary Lecturer
Honorary Lecturer

Dipen Barua

Honorary Lecturer
BA (Calcutta), MA (Pune), MBuddhStud (HK), MPhil (HK), PhD (HK)

Email: dipen@hku.hk
Address: Rm 412, Centre of Buddhist Studies, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

Research Interests:

Pāli Textual Studies | Consciousness in Indian Buddhist Philosophy | Modern Movements of Engaged Buddhism

Links

https://hku-hk.academia.edu/DipenBarua

Courses Taught

BSTC2016 Pāli language I
BSTC2019 Pali language II
BSTC3044 Pali language III
BSTC3045 Pali language VI
BSTC7006 Pali I
BSTC7007 Pali II


Honorary Lecturer

Ben Luk

Honorary Lecturer
BA Hons (CUHK), Dip-ed (HKU), MPhil (CUHK), MA (HKU), MBuddhStud (HKU), PhD (HKU)

Research Interests:

 

Links

 

Courses Taught

BSTC2028 Making Sense of Chan Buddhism


Amrita Nanda, Honorary Lecturer
Honorary Lecturer

Amrita Nanda

Honorary Lecturer
BA (Kelaniya), MBuddhStud (HK), PhD (HK)

Email: nanda@hku.hk
Tel: (852) 3917-5077
Address: Rm 409, 4/F, Jockey Club Tower Centennial Campus

Research Interests:

Historical Development of Indian Buddhism | Theravāda Buddhist Soteriological Developments | Pāli Commentarial Studies | Buddhist Canonical Languages

Courses Taught

BSTC2008 Sanskrit Language I
BSTC2020 Sanskrit Language II
BSTC3040 Sanskrit language III
BSTC3040 Sanskrit language IV
BSTC7008 Sanskrit I
BSTC7009 Sanskrit II
BSTC7606 Buddhist homiletics: The art of presenting Buddhist teachings (co-taught)
BSTC7607 Buddhist Rituals and Liturgy (co-taught)


Phuntsok Wangchuk, Honorary Lecturer
Honorary Lecturer

Phuntsok Wangchuk

Honorary Lecturer
BA (DKCLI), MBuddhStud (HK), PhD (HK)

Email: Wangchuk@hku.hk
Tel: (852) 3917-5902
Address: Rm 413, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus