Introducing Daoism

About the Author

Livia Kohn

Livia Kohn graduated from Bonn University, Germany, in 1980. She then spent six years doing research at the Institute for Research in Humanities of Kyoto University in Japan, after which she joined Boston University as Professor of Religion and East Asian Studies. She has also worked variously as visiting professor and adjunct faculty at Eötvös Lorand University in Budapest, the Stanford Center for Japanese Studies in Kyoto, Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio, and San Francisco State University. She has served on numerous committees and editorial boards, and organized a series of major international conferences on Daoism.

Her specialty is the study of the Daoist religion and Chinese long life practices. She has written and edited over twenty books in this field, such as Taoist Meditation and Longevity Techniques (University of Michigan, 1989), Daoism and Chinese Culture (Three Pines Press, 2001), Monastic Life in Medieval Daoism (University of Hawaii, 2003), and will soon publish Chinese Healing Exercises. Besides English, she is fluent in German, Chinese, and Japanese.

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