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Yunyao Zhai, M.A.

PhD student at the Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies


"A Study of Dharmarakṣa’s Chinese Translation of the Bhadrakalpikasūtra in Comparison with the Gāndhārī Version"

She studied Greek for her Bachelor and first Master’s degree and received an MPhil degree in Buddhist Studies before coming to Munich. Her research interest is early Buddhism and Buddhist scriptures, particularly Gandhāran Buddhism and early Chinese Buddhist translations. Her doctoral dissertation is a critical study of the different versions of the Bhadrakalpikasūtra, with a special focus on the Chinese translation by Dharmarakṣa in the 4th century A.D.