Personal Website: https://scholar.harvard.edu/cuilanliu
Buddhism; China and Tibetan Studies; Religion and Law; Religion and Medicine; Dunhuang Manuscripts; Documentary Film-making
East Asian Buddhism
Religion and Culture in East Asia
Religion and Healing in China
Law and Medicine in East Asian Religions
Asian Studies Center of the University Center for International Studies
Education & Training
PhD, Harvard University, 2014
Cuilan Liu. Forthcoming. “"Buddhism in Court: Clerical Privileges and the Jurisdiction of the Buddhist Clergy in Indian Buddhist Monastic Law."” History of Religions, 60, 2 (2020).
Cuilan Liu. Forthcoming. “The Fall of a Chinese Buddhist Monk: Law and State Governance in Post-Imperial China.” Journal of Law and Religion, 36, 1 (2021).
Cuilan Liu. 2019. “Hybrid Courts and Hybrid Laws: The Legal Governance of Buddhism in Imperial China.” Journal of Chinese Religions, 47, 2, Pp. 153-193.
Cuilan Liu. 2019. “Buddhist Litigants in Public Court: A Case Study of Legal Practices in Tibetan-ruled Dunhuang (786-848).” Journal of the American Oriental Society, 139.1 (2019), Pp. 91-113.
Cuilan Liu. 7/2018. “Reciting, Chanting, and Singing: The Codification of Music in Buddhist Canon Law.” Journal of Indian Philosophy, 46, 4, Pp. 713-752. Full TextAbstract
Cuilan Liu. 2018. “Merit-Making or Financial Fraud? Litigating Buddhist Nuns in Early 10th Century Dunhuang.” Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, 41 (2018), Pp. 169-208.Abstract
Cuilan Liu. 2017. “Regulating the Performing Arts: Buddhist Canon Law on the Performance and Consumption of Music in Tibet.” Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines , 40, Pp. 55-91.